Sheesh, this was supposed to be fun, just poking at people who of course ride better than us. If we never critiqued people who are better than us then competition would be no fun. What about america's next top model, am I as pretty as those girls? Hell No! But do I have an opinion about who should be there, of course. This is not about saying I'm better than blah blah blah, but pointing out who we think could use some help from who. Take a chill pill. No one is perfect, not even trainers.
No, you're right, it is supposed to be fun - and I understand where you are coming from. I just don't feel right looking at upper level riders saying they should fix this and fix that - when I am no where near where they are in experience, education, abillity.
Now if I could go to any trainer at all - I would pick a few...
I have heard great things about him too, but I've never seen him ride in person - the closest I've gotten to him is watching him ride at Spruce Meadows on the telly.
He was discovered at Thunderbird, and sponsored by Roots Canada - that's when he was introduced to Cagney and went from there. Now look at him - his own barn, married, students, horses, sponsors - go Eric!
Ha ha I my position is so far from perfect, I don't know about matching up current riders with trainers but of course I would love to go to the O'connors or the grand man, George Morris.... we used to think of him as royalty when I was a kid.