I kinda’, sorta’, can do anything. Back in January, after a super interview for Sidelines with Anne Kursinksi, I decided that it would be really fun to have Anne out to teach a clinic in California. After talking my barn into the idea I volunteered to handle all the planning and logistics, be the official question-answerer, event promoter and problem-solver . . . and so I’ve pretty much spent the past six months stressing over each and every detail.
But reassuring riders that their horses wouldn’t jump too high, or too low, that stalls would be bedded, selling last minute spots, hanging flyers and making sure auditors paid their fee was actually a pretty good trade for being exposed to three full days of Anne’s teaching. My horse went lame the week before the clinic (more on that later), so even though I didn’t get to ride, it was almost as fun being in the ring with Anne as ring crew.
So even though I’m in the habit of giving myself too much to do, this time it all worked out. I’m hugely relieved that the dates of June 18 – 20 passed without disaster or drama, and even more relieved that the clinic was a success!
Below is a video clip of trainer Reagan Hayes riding on Day 2. Can you count like that??