I have not been to a clinic in ages, I have not had a lesson since last year when my coach retired. I got both this weekend! Had a private lesson with the clinician who is also a judge in North America for open, quarter horse and paint, she was also a coach for a friend of mine that moved up here. The clinic was full but my friend called me and said the coach will be stopping by at her place to give her a lesson, she asked if I wanted one, HECK YEAH! Wow, top calibre stuff, and the best part was she said I didn't suck!!! The second day of the clinic someone dropped out, so I filled the spot. And we did the trail course with ease, just got coaching how to make it more "greasy", worked on some horsemanship stuff as well. At the end, the clinician rode Otis, she had judged him about eight years ago and pinned him as provincial champion, she said he looks super cool and she would like to show me some warm up things she would do with him. Then I had to make sure to get him back because she was ready to take him home with her, lol. My friend will try to get her up here once a month starting in the spring again, I am so happy!