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alspharmd
Jul. 31, 2011, 06:54 PM
Day 1 - Stadium (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alspharmd/sets/72157627325617658/)

Day 2 - Cross Country (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alspharmd/sets/72157627194628841/)

Each day had 3 groups - Training/Novice, Novice, and Beginner Novice.

There were a bunch of great OTTBs participating. The names I know are Crybaby Capt Sid, Golden Altar, Habanero Heart, Roxy Balboa, Lap of Honour, and (CANTER PA grad) Loco Gringo's Lark.

wildlifer
Jul. 31, 2011, 07:37 PM
Are we to assume this is PA? Tell him to go south, dangit! ;-P

bornfreenowexpensive
Jul. 31, 2011, 08:39 PM
Are we to assume this is PA? Tell him to go south, dangit! ;-P


You organize it and he will come;)

gold2012
Jul. 31, 2011, 09:01 PM
I w if he ever comes to Ocala for a clinic. wonder if I could get a group together? Anyone interested?

alspharmd
Jul. 31, 2011, 09:13 PM
Stuff I learned from spending 2 days with Jimmy (on the ground) (behind a camera):

Pulling back on your horse's mouth is generally an indication you want him to slow or stop. Pulling back on your horse's mouth immediately before a jump is telling your horse to slow or stop.

When going down a drop, let the reins slip through your hands and give the horse as much rein as he takes. When you get your reins back, don't wave your arms around in the air like a swan, or you'll be doing a swan dive into the head of the lake.

You have 3 options for takeoff at a jump - long, medium, or short. Be prepared to ride all 3.

Your feet in the stirrups should mimic your feet while walking -- if you walk with your feet turned out 30 degrees, then ride with your feet turned out 30 degrees. If you're pigeon-toed and walk with your feet turned in, ride with your feet turned in.

If you think your horse needs a stronger bit, it's very likely you just need to learn how to ride your horse better.

The landing of a jump is the approach to the next jump.

If you sit down in the saddle too soon when jumping an oxer, you're probably going to pull the back rail.

That little "hiccup" you feel before a jump is probably you jumping ahead.

There's 9 efforts (4 lines) you get 4 mistakes, if you screw up the ground poles (which is actually a 2'6" vertical) you can fix the next jump(s)

The most winningest rider of the past 10 years in eventing is the only one who knows how to shorten his reins after a drop.

there are 3 types of riders, one who makes things happen, one who watches things happen, and one who wonders what happened.

There are 3 types of people -- those who are good at math and those who aren't.

George Morris has more students but Joe Fargis has more gold medals.

wildlifer
Jul. 31, 2011, 10:23 PM
You organize it and he will come;)

All I need is a farm! And money to pay him with! And jumps! C'mon, NC people, supply me with said items immediately! We need Wofford!!:yes:

lstevenson
Jul. 31, 2011, 10:43 PM
All I need is a farm! And money to pay him with! And jumps! C'mon, NC people, supply me with said items immediately! We need Wofford!!:yes:


Jimmy used to do several clinics in NC per year. He said they had problems filling them here, even though his clinics elsewhere around the country usually have waiting lists. So he doesn't come here anymore. Not sure what the problem in NC is, but boo!




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Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Virtual-Eventing-Coach/121366797928434)

KMErickson
Jul. 31, 2011, 10:55 PM
I was riding and had so much fun! I'm in the middle of a small, unrelated confidence crisis that was not entirely resolved at weekend's end, but was much improved thanks to the instruction I received :) My horse was a star and left the weekend feeling like a million bucks.

My write up is here: Wofford Clinic Report (http://greybrookeventing.blogspot.com/2011/07/jim-wofford-clinic.html)

Thank you so much to Stonewood Farm for hosting the clinic - well worth the looong drive from Massachusetts!

wildlifer
Aug. 1, 2011, 02:50 PM
Jimmy used to do several clinics in NC per year. He said they had problems filling them here, even though his clinics elsewhere around the country usually have waiting lists. So he doesn't come here anymore. Not sure what the problem in NC is, but boo!




http://www.MyVirtualEventingCoach.com
Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Virtual-Eventing-Coach/121366797928434)

Well, dang, Lesley, that stinks! I rode with him in a clinic up near Elkin a few years ago and LOOOOVED it. I mean, I will totally trailer to VA for Jimmy, but boo indeed on my fellow state residents for forcing me to. Maybe they are spoiled by too many BNT's in SoPines and don't realize what they are missing?? :cry:

FlamingoRider
Aug. 1, 2011, 07:44 PM
I w if he ever comes to Ocala for a clinic. wonder if I could get a group together? Anyone interested?

Yes. At least two, could be four if the sound horse gods cooperate.

PM me if you decide to go for it, as I know where to find a bunch more.