"This Way to the Egress. . ."
Someone on another horse forum brought up something they observed at a horse expo that they found a sad "sign of the times."
Originally Posted by spirithorse
One clinician, an accomplished rider and trainer, did a fabulous riding clinic but attendance was relatively low. Basically, the audience was made up of dedicated people who were looking for ways to improve their own riding.
At the same expo, there was a high-profile NH guru. And, you guessed it, the stands were PACKED with people while he demonstrated his "magic" and tricks. There was no real teaching, just a lot of talking.
I've seen similar things, where starry-eyed followers of a particular guru will line up for an hour just to get an autograph. They're almost all holding some type of overpriced, newly-purchased contraption or gimmick from that guru's trade show booth.
I'm a little embarassed to hear that the WEG is even bringing in the Parelli sideshow. . .