On April 25 & 26 Rubia & I went to Aspen Farms for a Lucinda Green clinic. Lucinda is a British equestrian who was World Champion, two time European Champion and an Olympic Silver medalist. Now a selector for British teams, she is passionate about helping riders understand the way that horses think and react while tackling the challenge of the cross country course. She is a highly sough after clinician and one of my idols.
On the first day we did a bunch of technical lines with skinnies and different shapes - check out the video (https://www.facebook.com/ZEventing.ca/videos/777168979124892/) to see just how skinny! We worked on control and letting the horse "find " the fences. Lots of alternating between galloping fences, then coming back to tough lines.
On the second day we did cross country jumps in he arena because of the rain. With Lucinda's urging - I learned how to gallop again! I was told to " stop stuffing around and get on with it" and "To ride galloping fences, slow down, accelerate and then coil the springs". A very helpful inspiring weekend!
I'm coming home with lots of homework for myself and new ideas for coaching. And again, I am so grateful to Amy Click to be riding Tomlong Rubia this year.