Each year the TCAA exhibition gives Cary Schwarz the opportunity to reflect on his journey as a founding member. From the very earliest conversations about what would become the TCAA, to the elaborate education programs of today, it’s been a tremendous journey. Before the founding of the association, Schwarz would stumble into his peers and mentors in the saddle business every few years. Now he interacts with them on a weekly basis offering a depth of support and advice to one another. The countless volunteer hours notwithstanding, this has been a worthwhile quest to say the least.