What fun we've had at the clinics this spring - everyone all rugged up like it's the middle of winter! We've done some cool things at liberty, brought out the balls, tarps, hula hoops, jumps, chairs, umbrellas! Everyone's been stimulated and challenged, and the horses have been so interested in everything!
A clinic gets everyone motivated and inspired. It was great to be awarding Level One Foundation and Intermediate Skills Certificates to well-deserving students, and to see how much the exercises in the levels program have improved skills.
It's also fascinating for everyone to see the individualism of every horse ... they all have such different characters and it's fun checking out each horse's favorite toy and game.
One of the funniest things has been watching Corbello's daily swim across the deep dam and one of the most happy things has been Poncho's emergence from his sadness over losing Cisco. It is a joy to see him bouncing around like his old self, and poor Woody (his 17hh paddock companion) is on the receiving end of his Napoleon-like dominance! All is good!