We had our first clinic with Ryan Wood (www.woodstockeventing.com) today and it was simply a great success!
Ryan has a straightforward, confidence building approach with his teaching style and all of the horses and riders had a most excellent day!
This is Ryan schooling Karin's Adelaide WF -
I am continuing to shake my DQ rust off and had a wonderful time with Wakanda WF (aka Wendy). She might be just 15.2 hands but WOW she can jump!!! My expectations should be quite high as Wally is a super jumper and anything related to Again & Again jumps with their knees up by their ears naturally but...well, jumping hasn't been a focus for me! :) Maybe that will change???
Ric and Gofer waited patiently for their timeslot and Gofer was a star with his buddy!
Pat and Beau did super in the indoor before we moved outside to jump lines & a small course. At the end of the lesson, she allowed Ryan to school Beau. What a lovely jumper he is!
Today was Wylie's first real jump school. She did lines and her first grid work with no fuss. She is also by Waldaire and out of an Again & Again daughter - Amelia WF, so the talent is just beneath the surface. I am so proud of the two girls for being such gifted youngsters. :) Oh and Wally got an extra carrot this evening when I turned him out...just because his daughters are so much fun. :)
Christine brought her homebred TB gelding Buck. He has been undersaddle just 60 days and showed off his fine form over all the fences. They had super trips round the ring and get extra props for working so hard today!
So that was most of the afternoon! There is a boatload of video footage but I am whooped. It will be in the 'work away' pile for a few days and I'll post links when it is finished. (sorry for the delay)