Everyone who swings their leg over the back of a horse is aware of risk. We do the best we can to stay safe while understanding that there are variables beyond our control. But as much as we owe ourselves safety, it can be argued, we also owe ourselves happiness.
In 2016 Taggert Vin Zant made this video featuring Annie Goodwin as a promo to invite sponsors to join her team. Upon Annie’s passing yesterday resulting from a cross country schooling accident, her words feel chillingly poignant:
“There are instances where bad things happen. And it can happen to anyone. But that’s not really a way to live your life. You gotta push on … It’s a healthy fear that we have, and it drives us to be better every single day.”
Rest in peace, Annie.