But do you know what is? Dressage! Western New York apparently loves them some dressage.
Schooling shows? Check.
Local GMO hosted shows? Check.
Five thousand USDF/USEF rated shows? Double check.
While casually looking through all my options for a show schedule this year--a show schedule that will revolve around flat work and hunter paces until I stop giving BM the stank eye every time she's like, "Get on and jump your horse! He's so good!" and there's a vertical higher than six inches in the ring--I discovered there are also a ton of clinic opportunities.
Sooo....here are some of my options throughout the year if I don't want to drive more than a couple hours (which I don't) (because poor) (and lazy):
Eric Horgan (Ridden with him before. I'd like to try to make one of his for over fences.)
Susan Strong Kelley
Does anyone have any strong opinions on any of the above one way or the other? I'd prefer to ride with someone who is an advocate of walk breaks and patting your pone because Bobby cannot horse without walk breaks and frequent, "You are so goooood, oh em geeee."
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(so in need of new media.)
In other news, I cantered Bobby down a four stride line of cross rails yesterday and he didn't speed up and we didn't die, so, yeah. Kind of a champion over here. Nevermind BM rode him for half an hour first over way bigger jumps. Still winning.