The team had a lot to learn. Some of the women hadn't been on a horse since childhood, or had never been on a horse. But they have fallen in love with the sport. Gradually, they dropped other hobbies. They travel far to practice. Caitlin Gooch, 24, of Wendell, N.C., drives five hours to make the weekly workouts. The women's time on the horses is when the complications and problems of life fall away.