Two years ago, during her last show, she fell off her horse five or six times.
We lost count.
She swore off shows.
“I just want to ride,” she said.
They say if you fall off a horse, you need to get back on.
They don’t say anything about a long, slow two years of regaining your confidence, of putting in the work day after day, year after year — until, one day, suddenly, she says she wants to try again.