Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Kicking 2015 Off in Chilly Style

I just returned home from the first clinic of 2015. I was graciously invited by the North Texas Eventing Association to teach for the long weekend at Kim Willnow's beautiful, Charismatic Moon Farm. I have to firstly thank Kim for her organization as well as hospitality. We had a tremendous group of people participating, and tough to say the least. All endured freezing temperatures with a great attitude.

Randy and Ashton Willnow were able to get a bunch of great pics, a few are below.

We had a great variety of horses and riders from intro through preliminary. We had scheduled flatwork sessions on Friday, poles and small combinations Saturday finishing up with some more complicated combinations and course work on Sunday. I was excited to see how each horse and rider combination progressed each day.

I've always found clinics a great opportunity to help both horses and riders better understand how to work with each other. This was certainly no exception, with many progressing beyond my own expectations! I'm very lucky to be in a position to help, and with each weekend I'm always impressed how much I learn from each of the combinations.

I'm looking forward to the next trip west. The clinic scheduled for the end of January held at Meadow Creek. Click for details!