All of the horses and riders showed marked improvements! I heard it again and again from the auditors. Some had huge breakthroughs,others subtle yet enormous. That is the fun of it for me. Whether taking Kristi's caveson off and her mare looked totally different. Or seeing Claire find true softness after riding with both reins on 1 side of the neck. Or Katie feeling through my exercises how she can relax! Riders really finding their center of balance with the automatic release. Teaching "feeling" and listening to the horses. Watching the horses change as I change the riders, that is amazing and rewarding!
Another reason I really enjoyed teaching this clinic was one of the top hunter riders in the world, trainer, horsewoman came and rode in my clinic, Louise Serio! I must say, I am honored that she would take the time to ride with me. A student of hers, rode in the high group. Louise rode in the highest section, on a borrowed horse. She handled all of the tough exercises effortlessly. That is why Louise is one of the all time greats, humble, still learning and having fun! Many other trainers could learn from her.
Thank you to all the riders and auditors! I hope you enjoyed the clinic as much as I did.
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