May 5-6, 2022 – Rob Waine is here from England for Cricket Hill riders and three visitors from ENYDCTA. Questions/challenges for riders’ show season are encouraged. A knowledgeable, straight forward and fun clinician, Rob trains regularly with Carl Hester. All rides in the outdoor arena, weather permitting.
Despite the snow outside, it was warm in the arena, and riders were back to build on what they’d learned in the first clinic. Everyone is starting to think about the Spring Show on April 22.
Palmer starts without reins and drops her stirrups after warming up. Meg, a new rider, had a great time on Sunny for her first Lunge lesson. Sarah started on the lunge and finished off the line.
We set aside three Sunday afternoons for this year’s Winter “Pick-me-up”, a clinic series lungeing the rider. The goal is always to improve both the rider and the horse’s balance with a focus on straightness. Working without reins and/or stirrups helps the rider focus on their seat and body alignment. During the course of each ride, we could see adjustments being made. We worked the horses starting a month ahead to get them fit for the first clinic on February 18.
Riders of all levels, half a dozen new to our clinic series, enjoyed two days with Shelly, showing their progress and learning training tips for the next level. We hoped Shelly would be able to come back in April… Sadly for us but happily for Shelly, she will be competing in Europe for the U.S. Team again. Good luck Shelly and see you back at Cricket Hill in October 2018!
It was a packed house tonight at an unmounted Centered Riding clinic held in Cricket Hill’s Great Room. Thirteen riders – some on their annual return, others for the first time – came for the start of their Spring Tune-up! Jami introduced the group to the four basic principles of Centered Riding. Everyone celebrated each person’s “aha” moment!