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A RIDE LAURA CHESHIRE WILL NEVER FORGET

By Graham Potter with Laura Cheshire | Monday, August 28, 2017

The things you have to go through for your fifteen seconds of fame.

Ask Laura Cheshire!

Cheshire produced an outstanding exhibition of horsemanship during the sixth race at Murwillumbah on Friday, August 25 ... but it was episode she would have preferred to have done without.

When the bridle broke on Secret Blend soon after the start of the race Cheshire and Secret Blend’s immediate well-being was severely at risk.

Although not everybody watching at the time was acutely aware of the seriousness of the situation, the circumstances were dire and, as such, the possible consequences were fraught with danger.

Ultimately, three laps later, it all ended well in what really should be acknowledged as one of the best examples of horse and rider working together, improvising and cultivating a more intense level of mutual understanding in extraordinary circumstances to achieve the best outcome.

Thankfully, both horse and rider came back safely but it was lonely out there ... riding a racehorse without a bridle ... as evidenced here by Laura Cheshire’s first-hand account from the saddle (talking to HRO's Graham Potter) of a ride she will never forget.

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Laura Cheshire
Laura Cheshire
In full flight without a bridle
In full flight without a bridle
Coming to a stop after three full laps of the track

Photos: Graham Potter
Coming to a stop after three full laps of the track

Photos: Graham Potter
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