Jimmy Wofford clinic at midwest horse fair !
I GOT SELECTED !!! yay
to ride in the midwest horse fair eventing clinic with Jimmy Wofford !
im so excited !!!
so if anyone wants to meet up there, me and gypsy will be THERE !!
i just found out, so i havent told gypsy yet !
Yey! I've had my fingers crossed for you. That's going to be so cool! Congrats.
i also found out that 3 of my eventing friends are also going to be in it !!
Make sure you have a crop on you when your ride. He gets very upset when someone does not. And if you want to practice, take away your ground lines. I've set up many courses for his clinics and in one course, there might be 2 jumps that have ground lines (no matter the height)
thanks for the tips !! ive never even met him yet !
i would never go with out a crop, i have an incredibly strict trainer lol
im glad he doesnt do many ground lines, stadium never has ground lines anymore, because you cant use a rail as a ground line.
ive been trying to decide if i should braid or not, what do you think ?
Not necessary. Just make sure your horse is well groomed, clean clothes, tack, (including saddle pad). And be strong! I've never participated or watched one of his clinics where someone didnt either 1. fall off or 2. cry.
thanks for the advice, im an ex pony clubber so clean i can totally do lol
I talked to him over the phone for an interview for my college paper. You're talking about Jim Wofford, correct? Jim, Jimmy...the guy that does the column in Practical Horseman? I interviewed him on eventing and why it was still safe to do (had to be a persuasive research paper).
He's way into rider fitness and balance, as well as control. Recommends lots of no stirrup work. Says a horse should be physically and mentally prepared.
That's all I've got. I pumped him for information otherwise. Very keen man. I'd ride under him if I got the chance to.
thats awesome that you interviewed him, sounds like you got lots of info out of it =]
im pretty fit and apparently he thought my position was good enough (you had to audition to get in). i will be doing some no stirrup work when i can ride again...it has been super cold and ive been super sick the last 2 weeks so ive only ridden twice =[
Awesome! Let us know how it goes- any chance you can get pictures?
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