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Success Stories: Lawyer Equestrians Tackle English Riding

Lawyer EquestriansThe Houston Lawyer, a magazine published 6 times a year, periodically publishes a column called Off the Record, which profiles the interesting, offbeat hobbies of individual Houston attorneys. The angle is consistent with the kind of stories we publish on JD Bliss so we thought we'd bring some of these stories to the attention of our readers.

Stepping back two years, in the September/October 2004 issue, the column featured Diane McManus, a supervising attorney at Lone Star Legal Aid, and Ceil Price, an in-house consulting environmental lawyer with Shell Oil Products US, both of Houston, who participate in English riding - an equestrian sport in which a judge scores the rider’s control of the horse in various intricate patterns of walk/ trot/canter in specific measured patterns.

"Lawyers live in their heads," says Diane. "Riding dressage is very physical, very outside yourself. It also focuses on detail and precision, like lawyering."

Read the full column here.

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