I found out about Escaramuza Las Potrancas while shooting a completely unrelated daily assignment a few weeks after arriving in San Antonio. Despite having grown up with horses, I had never heard of escaramuza. When Leticia Ozuna started telling me about it, I knew I had to come watch the girls practice and learn more. I have been riding for twenty years, which, when you have just graduated college, is pretty much all of your life. Moving to San Antonio, I had to leave my horse, Spike, behind. Believe it or not, leaving him was just as hard as leaving my family. So, in finding the escaramuza team, I found a little piece of home. I was very fortunate that the Express-News believed in the story as well and gave me plenty of time over the past few months to work on it. The girls are going on to the state competition next weekend. Depending on how they do, they have a chance at going to Nationals in California and even competing in Mexico in the fall. I cannot wait to see how they do. I owe a huge thank you to my editors, Luis and Michel, for giving me the time, to Rich for writing the story, and most of all to Jimmy, the parents and the girls for welcoming me into their sport and their lives. I will never forget it.