This morning we heard the sad news that Courtney King's horse Mythilus died during colic surgery. I have been a huge Courtney fan for many years and have spent some time with Courtney and her horses. To me she is the epitome of horse(wo)manship. She truly cares for her horses and she is a pleasure to watch ride as she has such a strong connection with her horses. In the fall of 2007 she welcomed a group of us during our fall EPNet workshop to her home at Sunnyfield Farm in Bedford, NY and we got a chance to photograph her at home with her horses and little dog Viva. We followed her and Mythilus through her highs and lows at the Olympics and showed us what true sportsmanship is all about.
I know all too well how hard it is to lose a horse and have spent a lot of time thinking about her today. This is a link that was made using many of the photos we took aduring our workshop and really describes the love Courthey feels for her horses.