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    02-28-2013, 01:11 PM
  #11
Foal
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Originally Posted by maura    
Third hand, anecdotal evidence only, from reading a couple of GM clinic threads and reading his column and articles-

He expects you to watch the other riders perform the exercise and LEARN from it.

If you make the same mistake a previous rider or riders have made, expect to be called out on it.

If you've failed to watch the previous riders and have to ask for clarification about the exercise, REALLY be prepared to be called out on it.

Do use traditional tack with little or no bling - traditional fillis stirrups, not jointed, not black, a girth without the sheepskin trim, no bridle or spur strap bling.

Make sure everything fits - trim excess stirrup leathers, have everything in snug keepers.

Wear a hair net and do "hunter princess" hair.

Oh, and post back and tell us how it goes!
Thanks Maura! I don't use any blingy tack so that should king be a problem :) I school in a navy ap pad and a lot of riders In his clinics wear those-from what I saw on YouTube-but I think I will use my white shaped pad.
Thanks for all your advise! I will defiantly update! It's still 6 weeks away >.<
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    02-28-2013, 09:45 PM
  #12
Weanling
Exciting! I'm actually planning on heading up to that clinic to audit for a day! Unfortunately I could not afford to ride in it.

I'm going to PM you if you don't mind--I would like to know which rider you are there because I also have an OTTB, so I want to see what he says about you and yours.
     
    02-28-2013, 10:10 PM
  #13
Foal
Awesome! sorry you couldn't ride in it, it is crazy expensive, it's a good thing I have a job LOL!
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    03-01-2013, 01:11 AM
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I've heard you need to be prepared for brutal honesty. I'm going to the one one he is doing in Red Deer, AB to audit. I'm VERY interested in what he says and how he reacts to us Canadians.
     
    03-01-2013, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by jumanji321    
I've heard you need to be prepared for brutal honesty. I'm going to the one one he is doing in Red Deer, AB to audit. I'm VERY interested in what he says and how he reacts to us Canadians.
Haha he actually does great clinics in Canada. My favorite one was when he told my old eventing coach(who was on the Olympic team in the 90's) that he rides like crud Love GM! I regularly ride with one of his first students when he did his first book who is still good friends with him and teaches the same way he does and looks for the same things he does. Its a blast. I love brutal honesty in the delivery fashion they use
     
    03-02-2013, 12:01 AM
  #16
Green Broke
You heard right Maura! I totally agree.


While he is brutally honest, he actually has a great sense of humor and I don't find him harsh or rude. It's not exactly thick skin you need as much as a strong desire to learn and do well. He has extremely high expectations but how are we supposed to excel as riders without them? He expects 110% out of everyone and will really only cut you down if he feels like you're being cocky or not paying attention. Then watch out! He's even been more patient then I would have expected in certain situations. But he mentioned in a trainers symposium that he likes his students to be a little afraid of him so if you get too comfortable he will yell. Although once I did an exercise and I don't know where my brain was but I made a ridiculously stupid mistake and he just looked at me and quietly said, "I expected more from you..." OUCH!!! So much worse then yelling! Also, if he really likes you he will be especially harsh. If he doesn't spend very much time with you it probably isn't a good sign. He is good about compliments too. No, he won't lavish praise, but he will tell you when you're doing it right and him telling me I was a good student was one of the best compliments I've ever had!


HeyMcKate- He LOVES Tbs!! He gives a spiel at every clinic I've been to about how we need more thoroughbreds, we need more blood, more brilliance, less of the big clunky slow warmbloods in America... If there's a TB in the group he always talks about how much he loves TBs.
     
    03-03-2013, 09:56 AM
  #17
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Originally Posted by upnover    
HeyMcKate- He LOVES Tbs!! He gives a spiel at every clinic I've been to about how we need more thoroughbreds, we need more blood, more brilliance, less of the big clunky slow warmbloods in America... If there's a TB in the group he always talks about how much he loves TBs.
That's way exciting. :) I've always been a fan of Thoroughbreds too, ever since I was a kid and got the opportunity to ride a few of them. They're still #1 for me!
     
    03-03-2013, 10:33 AM
  #18
Foal
DONT BE TOO NERVOUS!!! I am quite jealous....how can we get involved in the clinics? I would love to eventually do one!! Oh and have a ton of fun, lord knows you will get a lot better with GM :)
     

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