Cause Tesla is a brave new horse!
Someone hits a saddle rack in the crossties that goes flying in front of her? No biggie.
Horses are cantering two deep next to her? Couldn't care less.
One gal was disciplining her horse with a jumping bat, but after one start - Tess realized it wasn't her in trouble, and went right back to work.
For the first time, I could see she was just curious about the other horses in the ring, rather than intimidated.
Maybe all her fears washed down the drain ;)