Summer was trained by my good friend's husband. After the meet at Denver was over last year, his trainer decided to take a short break before Turf Paradise started. Summer had just broken his maiden and his owner didn't want to interrupt his training. The Fiancé and I ended up taking care of Summer for a few days before he was shipped down to Albuquerque to another friend of ours.
The Fiancé had me tack up Summer one day for him to ride. After being on him for a few minutes, TF told me to grab my helmet. I had SO much fun riding him! Afterwards, I said that I wanted this horse when he was done running. I didn't expect that would actually happen, or that it would only be a few months later, or that The Fiancé would agree to another horse (especially since I splurged on a new pony-horse the month before that). The stars aligned and now Summer is mine.
This is a very short video from that day. Summer was three years old. I wasn't planning on riding that day, so please excuse the sloppy tank.