I got my questionnaire in my email the other day for the Kathleen Lindley clinic. I'm nervous, excited, and really looking forward to my first multi-day clinic. The last time I went to a clinic it was a one day despooking clinic I took Canyon to. I learned so much it was well worth the time and money. I've used things I learned there every time I'm out with horses.
Plus this will be 3 days of nothing but horses! OMG I may just bust.
I'm scouring the web for ideas on places to stay since the clinic has been moved and will be a 2 hour drive from my house. I'd like to camp, since money is tight. But a girl has to shower. We shall see...
Here are the details of the clinic itself:
April 15, 16, & 17
Uodibar Kennels & Stable510 County Rd 343 , Hondo, TX
I know you can audit the clinic, I just don't know how much it is per day (please, join me!). $20? Something like that.
You can reach Lou here for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been working on the questionnaire and here's the description I put down for Cibolo:
Cibolo is a “low man on the totem pole” horse. His previous owner said he wasn’t very affectionate, but I have found him to be pretty affectionate and respectful, although he can have moments when he doesn’t want to be messed with – usually when he doesn’t want to leave his buddies in the herd. At that moment he’s stand offish, but then comes around once he’s away from the herd. He is curious, but cautious. He can be a tiny bit spooky, but is doing better. He’s very social, will call out to a herd if we pass near one.And here's what I said I wanted to work on:
Cibolo seems to respond best to a firm approach and will test if I’m too soft. I have trouble figuring out how to be firm without being harsh in attitude. He had done some crow hopping and little bucks and really pulling some attitude and I was nearly ready to sell him. A trainer helped me begin a process of being more demanding and firm. He responded, and we are much, much better, but I’d like to tone it down without him feeling like he has to take charge instead.
He also had a meltdown [this is where my talent for understatement comes in] in a large group of horses and I’m concerned that he might do so again.
I’m also working on confidence at a canter.
That should be plenty to cover in 3 days. I'm also hoping to see if he's in the right bit. I got the one he'd had for years, but am curious if it's the right one.
Sigh. April 15 is NEVER going to get here! :)