This morning I went to watch George's final clinic day at Gladstone. Several of my students attended as well. One of them said it was great to watch and hear him say many of the same things as I do, only a little differently. The riders pieced a course together using what they had worked on throughout the week. He spoke a lot about going with the distance or against the distance, depending on the type of fence. With his course he asked questions of the horses and riders. They could see their strong points and weak points. Yes, to go home and work on their weak points! He spoke of desire and management of the horses. He is a true inspiration to be the very best. Excellence is the only way!
Thank you to the USET Foundation for creating this Gladstone Program. Thank you to George for sharing your wisdom, experience and passion! Our U.S. riders, horses and trainers need to understand your valuable lessons and insight.
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