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By Susan Salk on February 7, 2012
Lightning glanced across the angry, purple sky as Lil’ Albert strode toward the starting gait.
His bright, bay coat glistened darkly in the downpour, and Holly Taylor, equally soaked, squinted to see through the storm to the first jump.
As horse and rider prepared to surge into the Preliminary cross-country competition at Kentucky’s Flying Cross Farm, the storm unleashed a one-two punch, lightning and thunder so forceful that the competition was momentarily halted.
Horse and rider were sent back to the barn to wait out the storm, shivering wet.