We do a lot of Western. On gaited horses. XDD But we have some trotting horses. We need to get more.
I was trying to clap in the 'good job, everyone!' kind of way at the end of the class, because my trainer and the other gaited people(who I didn't even know!) clapped, gave high-5s, etc., regardless if we placed or not. Not a sarcastic slow clap. XD
Leesburg is insane. I won't ride up there. First off, it's EXPENSIVE. Full board with my trainer would be $250 here. The same out be DOUBLE in Leesburg. My lessons are $35, they'd ALSO be double.. the only good thing is that Purcellville has a great dentist and vet, and they used to have a massage therapist, too.
Gaited people are crazy. XD We yell numbers, names, cat-calls, etc. You allllllways know when the gaited classes are up.
We are going to mark the area by our trailer with training cones. They can be stepped over, but they're hard to miss, so WE can get out to the ring, but people SHOULD know not to get close. And they're less 'scary' than tape.