It’s been a busy summer here at Classicus….and a hot one as well.
Classicus had two events in the month of July, a trail ride with a brunch and music and a Dominique Barbier Clinic. Despite the extremely hot temperatures, we managed to have a good time for both events.
Laurie Little from White Grass Café created a wonderful meal as usual and the talented Robbie Limon played the guitar and sang. The trail ride had the usual gorgeous scenery, but the best part was the fun with all the participants. Horses of all types, sizes, and colors set off into the National Forest for a great afternoon ride.
The three day Dominique Barbier was lighter than usual but that was welcomed as the temperatures rose to 100 degrees. We had lessons for half a day and enjoyed the pool in the afternoon. A new participant to the Barbier clinics was Lucy Maurer who brought her horse Didicus. She was looking for something other than the German style training system and discovered Dominique’s method of training in the Classical French tradition which focuses on lightness. After three days her horse made great improvement and she has left him in training with me at Classicus to continue his education. It was great to see longtime Dominique student Cathie Shiff enjoying riding again with her paint mare, Annie. Keep up the great work!
I rode my horse Eros each day during the clinic and was extremely pleased with his improvement by the last day. He was much more energetic and his trot was fabulous. I look forward to having Dominique back again soon for another clinic at Classicus.
Keron Psillas was here to photograph the clinic and she and Dominique shared their new book with us! You can see the Blurb edition here: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1432930
Check back soon for exciting news about the development of my book……and come visit Classicus!
Happy Riding ~ Linda