Man in Motion
John Affleck-Graves is not a horse guy.
But he has a granddaughter in Ohio who’s a serious show rider, and he and his wife, Rita, visited last year for a big event. First time they’d seen the girl compete.
At the beginning, Affleck-Graves was full of questions about technique and tactics. By the next day, he was offering observations of his own: “She needs to put her knee down there” or “I think that jump’s going to be short.”
By the time the show ended, he had seen enough to advise his daughter, Susan McCusker ’99, a farm owner who’s no stranger to the saddle, “You need to get her a better horse.”
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January 1, 1970