The clinics of the last two Saturdays are now behind me, and I’m very pleased with how things went. There were literal gasps “from the crowd” as I showed them slow-motion video of unbalanced landings and the consequent vibration in the hoof and lower limb.
They were long days, though; we spent from 9AM ’til 8PM yesterday, for example, talking and trimming. But I find the whole process very rewarding. With so much misinformation in the horse world, including about the hoof, I find the opportunity to help “set things right” through photographs, video, and just plain “common sense thinking” invaluable to both myself and (I hope!) the students. It’s always great seeing those light bulbs turn on!
But my real concern, of course, is with and for the horses. They, after all, have the most to win or lose in this.
I hope to be offering more clinics, and more advanced clinics, in the near future. Thanks again to everyone who participated in making these last two weekends a success!