So far, here are my nicknames for the horse/rider pairs:
Horse #1 - a 4 year old Percheron/paint gelding and his 12 year old rider - "Baby stuff" (the horse, not the rider).
Horse #2 - a 17 year old bay TB gelding and his teenage rider - "Change the thought to change the feel to change the action".
Horse #3 - a 6 year old chestnut QH mare and the only male rider of the clinic - "Dial it down".
Horse #4 - a chestnut Saddlebred mare and her very experienced rider - "Prepare, breathe and ride through".
Horse #5 - a 14 year old chestnut QH mare - "Don't stop the flow".
Horse #6 - a 6 year old Trakehner gelding - "Keep breathing and don't pull".
Horse #7 - a bay tobiano mare - there's no other title for this one except "I'm leaning . . . I'm leaning . . . oops! I fell over" - this one was fascinating, and yes the horse is fine (rider wasn't on board).
Horse #8 - a chestnut QH mare - "Boundaries and don't run me over".
That's all for tonight - just a taste of what's to come - we'll see if these horses and riders keep their nicknames or get new ones by the end of the clinic.