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Youth Spotlight: Brooklyn Fuss




(Editor’s Note: The following Q&A took place between the Walking Horse Report’s editorial director Sadie Fowler and youth rider Brooklyn Fuss.)

WHR: Tell me about yourself; where you’re from and what you enjoy doing.

Fuss: My name is Brooklyn Fuss. I am a Sophomore from Wartrace, Tennessee. I live in the middle of nowhere so I love to go on trail rides when I am not in the show ring. My hobbies are music, running, swimming and riding horses. 

WHR: How did your journey into the horse world begin?

Fuss: Lamar and Crystal Mitchell brought me into the horse show world through 4-H. The biggest thing I have learned about riding is patience.

WHR: What do you like most about walking horses?

Fuss:  I have ridden many breeds of horses and Tennessee Walking Horse is my favorite because of its calm disposition and smooth gait.

WHR: What is your most special horse that you have ridden or shown?

Fuss: Pushing Over A Dollar, the first performance horse I ever rode and showed.

WHR: Besides actually showing, what else do you enjoy about the horse world?

Fuss: I enjoy the competitions and challenges that come with showing horses. I have lots of friends that I have made and hope to make many more. 

WHR: Who is your instructor and what have you learned from him or her?

Fuss: Allison Thorson is my amazing instructor! I don’t know where I would be without her. She is my best friend! From a student’s perspective, she has taught me so much in the amount of time I have been with her. She encourages me every day to be the best I can be and I can’t thank her enough for the dedication and time she spends with me.

WHR: What’s your world like outside of horses?

Fuss: There is no world without horses for me! That’s what I do every day and after I graduate I want to be a horse trainer.

WHR: What’s something you would like to learn?

Fuss: Barrel Racing

WHR: Who is someone you admire and why?

Fuss: Keegan Meadows, because he has helped me so much by getting me to where I am today!

WHR: If you could eat dinner with someone famous who would it be and what would you eat?

Fuss:
Zac Brown — fried chicken (lol)

WHR: Who has been your favorite American president and why?

Fuss: George Washington, because I actually got to visit his beautiful home at Mt. Vernon.

WHR:
What piece of advice would you give to someone new to the industry?

Fuss:
Have patience and believe in yourself!

WHR: What are your goals for the next year?

Fuss: My goal every year is to improve and be the best I can be!
 

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