Indelible Impression

Dorothy left an indelible impression on my childhood. I can still see her pacing off the distances to place the dressage letters before a lesson or setting up caveletti. I can still hear her voice rising (in frustration?) at something that hasn’t come quite come together. And I can still hear her voice radiate when whatever wasn’t working finally went right. She was a demanding teacher and a perfectionist. There really wasn’t anything better than Dorothy recognizing the results of a good effort during a lesson, especially for a young rider like me, because you knew the praise was genuine and deserved. I’m so sorry that she is gone. My heart goes out to Deb and the rest of Dorothy’s family.
– Matt Riccardi

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