A lifelong dream of owning her own horse has breathed new life into a high-horsepower Coatesville deal-making attorney. Phoenixville native Cozette McAvoy not only owns a horse now but breeds and trains a whole stable of harness racing horses.
“It’s like a vacation compared to (my job). Sometimes yes, you are a little cold, you get rained upon and muddy and what have you. But it’s the joy of being out there that makes you overlook anything you would consider to be a problem, I would say.”
And it’s that drastic contrast of going from the hectic boardroom to the hands-on solace of the pasture that McAvoy finds so fulfilling.
“I don’t really know any other attorneys that do this,” she added in the article.
“It’s such a pristine world. You come in dressed in your suits with your nails done and your hair done and your make-up and all this. And then you go to sitting in an all-weather suit getting splattered with mud and hoping you remember the towels for the horse who tends to not keep his tail down … but my nails are still done.”
Read much more about the origins of McAvoy’s dream and the journey to training racehorses that it has taken her on in the Philly.com feature story here.
Top photo courtesy of Brehon Law Society.