This heat wave just doesn’t seem to be going away. Sunday during our Working Equitation Clinic the really smart people rode before 11:00. I snuck in a half-our session from 8:30 to 9:00. My scheduled spot was 2:00 to 3:00.
Kimberly da Silva’s been coming to Winsong Farm to give Working Equitation Clinics for about seven years. This year we had a clinic in June and this one in August. Between the two dates we had a Working Equitation area created near the lower barn. We have quite a few obstacles permanently in place, including: a bridge, a gate, the slalom, overhead bell, pen to circle around, three barrels to do a pattern around, two barrels for the long pole and spearing a ring, “L” on the ground to go through forwards and backwards, pole on the ground to go over sideways.
Kimberly wrote after the clinic, “It always amazes me how far everyone has come.”
I like having two clinics in a years. They give the riders something to focus on. In 2016 we’ll also have two clinics, one in June and the other in October.