Here and there we mention Chantelle, Manolo’s pupil and his assistant trainer. You see her riding her young horse or taking a lesson on Clint, shampooing horses or helping Manolo when he trains piaffe but we have not really introduced her to you yet. Well…
Our Chantelle shared a pic and text on her personal Facebook page (for friends and family) that explain better then any 100 images and texts we could write why she is so special to us.
I share both here with her permission.
“Most people celebrated New Years Eve with family and friends, drinking or just having a good time. For me… I spent part of the night traveling with Topaz in the float, my arms and legs wrapped around him while he slept peacefully on our way to the stud where we were going to introduce him to his foster mum.
It was the most beautiful 2 hours I think I have ever experienced and the feeling of love when he would look at me like I was his mum was overwhelming. It was hard to say goodbye that night, his little nose poking through the stable bars giving me kisses and wondering where I was going, then he got a real mum…
Two days later I saw him again when we helped him move back home to his place, it was a lovely feeling when he came to me acting just as he has done days earlier. I love this little guy. I hope he will always remember me because I will never forget him, especially Dec 31st 2013… just before midnight.
Thank you Katie for this photo of the two of us.”