Sunday, June 3, 2012

Cantering Maniac, and New Mark Rashid Clinic Dates

The cancelled Mark Rashid clinic in Cedarburg, Wisconsin has now been moved to June 21-23, with a demo on the evening of June 20.  Due to the rescheduling - Mark had pneumonia - there are some rider slots available.  Contact Deb Goelz at bkstr1@wi.rr.com or 262-375-3844 to find out more details or reserve a rider slot or preregister as an auditor.

Pie and I will be leaving for the June 5-7 clinic tomorrow mid-day.  There's a demo at 6:30 p.m. that I don't want to miss - it usually involves only the humans at the clinic and demonstrates some very interesting and important energy/flow/intention work that really benefits the clinic participants.

Dawn and Pie and I have been working on cantering.  I feel like a cantering maniac . . .  Dawn and I have been working on my allowing her to move forward at canter, and on my mental cuing.  Progress is being made - we'll ride again tomorrow morning before Pie and I load up.  Pie's also been doing canter work - his canter is big and sweeping and very nice, but he's still learning to carry himself and still tends to want to invert rather than soften.

Things to work on at the clinic - cementing Pie's softening work at walk and trot, transitions, and progressing with our canter work.  With Red, working on my dialing down cues to nothing but energy and thought and making sure I move through the transitions to eliminate the last trace of his bracing . . .  It's going to be great . . . I can't wait - will try to update from the clinic as I can.

8 comments:

  1. Can't wait to hear about the clinic. Sorry to hear Mark got pneumonia. That stuff is hard to kick!

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  2. Enjoy Kate! Looking forward to your updates / clinic notes!!

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  3. Can't wait. Larry Whitesell at my clinic likes Mark.

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  4. Looking forward to reading about it you maniac you !

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  5. Have fun! I'm liking how our current riding trend is very similiar - I'm getting a lot out of your posts that I can apply immediately.

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  6. I hope you have fun and Pie is a good boy :)
    I have always liked Mark Rashid (got to see him once) and sure wish I could go -- just to audit. Unfortunately it's not in the cards for me at the moment. I look forward to hearing how it all goes and how Pie does :-D

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  7. Have a great time at the clinic, it should be fun and informative.

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  8. Looking forward to your reports. Have fun!

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