The Project, Finesse, Rider Experience – Michael Wanzenried 5* Clinic

Day 2 of clinic 2. As you can probably tell from the length of the last post, that was the day were all the pieces fell into place. With all that knowledge about leadership, today and the next day were very well set up for success! Mikey taught me lateral flexion in a higher frame in finesse today and why that is important for every rider and horse to learn. He also taught us one step of the project each day in theory, let us practice it in the sessions and the next day he would teach us the next step. Allow me to take the chance here to write about the project as a whole in this post. Off we go…

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Leadership, Horse Psychology, Rider Experience – Michael Wanzenried 5* Clinic

Yeehaw! Day 1 of the second clinic. A step by step manual for good leadership with your horse! Thanks to Chris and Sarah Brady I was able to audit the first clinic and hearing most of the input that Mikey had for us twice, definitely increased my learning pace. It also gave me enough opportunities to ask all the questions that have come up for me. Nonetheless, no clinic is ever the same. Hence, more posts about this clinic. Ready, set, go… Continue reading Leadership, Horse Psychology, Rider Experience – Michael Wanzenried 5* Clinic

Connection, Myths, Balance – Michael Wanzenried 5* Clinic

Thanks to Sarah and Chris, Michael Wanzenried 5* is here in Kildare, Ireland, to teach two 3 day clinics back to back. Being a working student with Chris and Sarah, I am lucky enough to go to the clinic every day and spectate all day. Since a last minute rider spot opened up, I will even be riding in the second clinic – Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I want to use this opportunity to share the experience and knowledge I gain from Mikey. Here are my impressions from the first day: Connection, Myths Corrected, Level Tasks and the Importance of Balance. Enjoy 🙂

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