..makes sure all the tack is nice and clean...
oversees the horse getting tacked up so both horse and rider are safe..
..knows how to tie the perfect knot...
Tells great stories to keep his nervous riders calm..
Assists in getting the rider aboard her horse
..can walk and coach at the same time..
..is willing to run beside the rider when they warm up - even if that means running in the mud..
If they win, he is ready to run in to help the photographer get the perfect picture...
...and in my case, he is even willing to show your horse if you cannot get off work to show him yourself!
Tommy Benton is an amazing horse trainer, riding coach, exhibitor and friend... and I am (by far) not the only one who knows this!!