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My first 3' fence ever

Armand Lacayo Clinic

I’ve been bitten by the clinic bug. This winter, I participated in my first clinic ever, with local hunter trainer and judge Scott DeHelian and had a wonderful experience. Some of the things I learned, I’ve been working on all winter and spring! So when our barn manager set up a clinic with one of her former college instructors, I signed up. A relatively cheap lesson with no travel required sounds like a win-win to me!


Miles collected trot

Flying High

Each year to celebrate Visa, I’ve dubbed April 17th to be “National Pony Day” and I’ve spent the day doing something fun… typically with ponies. This year was fairly low-key, but it did coincide with Trainer setting up a big outdoor course, so I snagged an extra lesson on Miles. And I may or may not have filled my Riding Warehouse cart for some retail therapy…


Miles canter March 2017

Shaking Off the Rust

Last week Trainer set a full course of jumps and left them up all week for lessons to help our barn manager prep for a horse show. Of course, we all eagerly look advantage of having nice jumps set to school some coursework. I scheduled two lessons — one on Moiya and one on Miles — to shake the winter rust off.