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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov. 10, 2002

    Question Clay Maier long lining clinic...anyone who has participated?

    I've seen bits and pieces of his Friesian Spectacular. He's doing a clinic next weekend not too far from where I live and I was wondering if it would at least be worth auditing? Worth participating? I've done some ground driving, but that was long ago and what I did was very straight forward, nothing more than straight lines, circles, figure 8's and going around obstacles.

    Flyer says it's long lining techniques to help all breeds, but are his clinics mostly attended by Friesian owners etc? It's being held at a predominately Friesian training barn.

    Opinions and oberservations welcomed.
    A poorly fitted saddle hampers both horse and rider.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 9, 2009


    I don't know anything about his clinics, but I've seen his demonstrations for years, and he's very skilled. Obviously you know that, or you wouldn't be interested in attending.

    I don't think you'd be short-changed if you participated with a non-Friesian. There's a Fjord pictured in a clinic on his website.

    It's a great opportunity that you shouldn't miss.
    "I couldn't fix your brakes, so I made your horn louder."

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct. 23, 2004
    Sisters, Oregon


    Clay works with all kinds of horses. When he lived here (he lived at our place for several years) he helped me with my Hanoverian combined driving horse. I think there is still a photo of us on his website modeling the surcingle and long lines He gave lessons to all sorts of people with different breeds and skill levels and they were all quite happy with his teaching style and what they got out of the lessons.

    He really is an amazing horseman and you can learn a lot about long lining and how it can help your horse in all sorts of endeavors.

    Clay is also a really wonderful person, if you go tell him Kanoe sends her fondest regards. We miss him out here!
    Kanoe Godby
    See, I was raised by wolves and am really behind the 8-ball on diplomatic issue resolution.

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