Bridging the gap. If you were to ask me what that specifically means, I would say to you, Ali Cornish. She is literally the definition of just that. She is literally doing just that….. bridging the gap. Ali has been riding all of her life, literally eating, breathing, sleeping horses. You might say, “yeah, me too.” But for her it’s different. Her vision is different. Having Buck Brannaman as a close mentor of hers since she was just a young child, she has always hunted that soft feel. And was determined to translate that into the show ring. In a world that is so much different than Buck’s, she has discovered that it is all really just the same. The same principles, the same steps, the same execution of the ask, it is all the same, the only thing that is different is the saddle. And it is not uncommon to see her switching back and fourth between english and western saddles. It is also, not uncommon to see her riding her best jumping horse in a western saddle working cattle. She is THE most well rounded rider I have ever met. She is also THE most beautiful rider I have ever metl! It is like a dance watching her bring horses along. The show ring is just the grand finale in her dance! She is…. bridging the gap! .
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