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Lucinda Green Clinic: Has anyone done one??

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  • Lucinda Green Clinic: Has anyone done one??

    I'm thinking about doing a Lucinda Green clinic later on this year! Let me know if any COTH eventers have done a clinic with her & how it went! Thanks
    “A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.”

  • #2
    Suggest you do a search.

    There have been quite a few clinic reports.

    She is GREAT!

    Originally posted by Addictedeventer View Post
    I'm thinking about doing a Lucinda Green clinic later on this year! Let me know if any COTH eventers have done a clinic with her & how it went! Thanks

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    • #3
      I am infinitely jealous of anyone who has!
      Proud member of the Snort and Blow Clique


      • #4
        Highly recommended.


        • #5
          She is fabulous.
          OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


          • #6
            Another thumbs up for Lucinda. She teaches you and the horse to be independent, yet work together. Lots of helpful take-home skills and lots of praise and encouragement!
            Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck; some nights I call it a draw. -- fun.

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            • #7
              Loved her! Great insight and instruction. I came home with a lot from the clinic!
              "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.”


              • #8
                I think every eventer should ride with Lucinda at least once in their lives! Your clinic with Lucinda I am guessing will be very different than any other clinic you have attended. She has a very distinct teaching style. I personally appreciated her realistic approach to teaching - she believes that you need to practice "messy" riding because you won't always be perfect out on cross country. She has you come to fences on an extremely long rein, jump decently large fences from a trot, etc. She will push you and make you ride better, and I still find myself thinking about some of the things she taught me over 5 years ago. Definitely worth it! Go, and report back as to how it went!

                P.S. Where are you located? Where is the clinic? Would love to do another one myself!


                • #9
                  Not for me.....


                  • #10
                    She's coming to Wingreen April 25-26
                    Even duct tape can't fix stupid


                    • #11
                      I did a clinic with Boomer a few years back.

                      I had a good time and def do not regret the decision because I needed to hit that clinic at least once in my life.

                      That said I didn't come home with anything new.

                      We did make my already too quiet TB walk up to logs and jump them from a walk and canter off (sort of) for reasons which I am to this day unaware of.
                      The exercise was to teach horses not to rush...but my problem with that horse was the opposite.

                      So, like, Snoops--it wasn't for me.
                      Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by snoopy View Post
                        Not for me.....
                        Me 3. I have one of her training videos that I think is very good. In person it was just a lot of kick on, and go for it. Not a lot of detail. I don't expect to have my hand held, but for the price of clinics I do expect a little more instruction. I think Phillip Dutton is the same way. They tell you WHAT to do, but not HOW to do it. Having said that, I guess it depends on the level you're riding. Both are probably better for riders who already have upper level experience. Not so great for the lower levels.
                        "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George


                        • #13
                          I have to say that I had never done a Lucinda clinic until last year, never thought about it before. It was a last minute decision, and one of the best decisions i have made for my horse.

                          I think, in my opinion, that the clinic focused on the horse, the excersises did help the rider, but i think it boosted my horses confidence SO much!!!! I can't tell you how much my horse felt so proud of himself like he was invincible, which was fantastic.

                          You're right, there may be some excerises that your horse may/ may not need, but it never hurts to do any of her excersises. It allows the horse to learn footwork, and think for themselves- a lot of "fifth leg" training.

                          I am an UL rider and will be attending another of her clinics this year because it was so great for the horse and I both.

                          HIGHLY recommend her!


                          • #14
                            my niece got her playstation game for Christmas and gets Lucinda advice every day


                            • #15
                              Rode with her a couple years ago....very much enjoyed the things we worked on.
                              The only problem that I had was that I told her at the beginning of the clinic that my mare was green and had not jumped that much yet and wasn't super fit (we were in the BN group and the clinic was right after winter ended) so I wanted to take it easy. Well, the first day was awesome. The second day was also until it got too long for my mare and I politely said I was going to stand along the rail and observe the rest since my mare was tired. I guess she didn't like it and (very unprofessionally) proceeded to goad me and sort of poke fun of us until I (STUPIDLY) felt compelled to return to the group and finish the day.
                              Well, low and behold, my mare pulled something her stifle and was lame for months afterward. I didn't know that day, but the following day she was lame like she'd never been before. We still to this day have had troubles with her stifle if I am not careful.

                              SO....use your head. I absolutely loved what we worked on, but in the same time and still very angry at myself for allowing her to goad me back, and not sure how I feel about her professionalism.


                              • #16
                                Heavenly. Might even have to stop at Wingreen on my way home from Aiken!!
                                Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by TXnGA View Post
                                  You're right, there may be some excerises that your horse may/ may not need, but it never hurts to do any of her excersises. It allows the horse to learn footwork, and think for themselves- a lot of "fifth leg" training.

                                  I totally agree.

                                  It will probably be unlike any other clinic you will ever do. But horses come away from her clinics knowing how to think about their own footwork in front of jumps. And the riders come away from her clinics knowing what it feels like to set their horses up correctly, and then to stay out of their way to let them do their job.

                                  You'll have a blast!

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                                  • #18
                                    I love Lucinda. She instilled so much confidence in my horse and I, I felt like I could take on just about anything after the clinic. Like others said, it isn't about YOU, but getting your horse to think about where to put their feet, and giving both of you confidence that you CAN jump things when spots aren't pretty -knowing the world does not end when you don't find your spot. I find she is quite different then some of other US clinicians in the way that its more about your horse figuring it out, and less rider intervention.

                                    I don't agree she is only for upper level - my horse and I have only managed Novice, I watched the other levels as well and I came away with a lot. I talked to people who had babies in the intro/BN division who haven't jumped much - I think everyone came away with a substantial amount of confidence.

                                    DO be prepared to WALK jumps. There are several reasons for this which she will explain


                                    • #19
                                      I'm glad this thread came up - there's one here in Aus next month and I've been trying to decide whether or not to go... looks like it will be worth the money!


                                      • #20
                                        I don't agree she is only for upper level - my horse and I have only managed Novice, I watched the other levels as well and I came away with a lot. I talked to people who had babies in the intro/BN division who haven't jumped much - I think everyone came away with a substantial amount of confidence.


                                        Sorry, she definitely is not just for UL riders. I think the lessons she teaches are great for all riders and horses no matter what the level!!! From the gag to the Advance horse/ rider....

                                        I think it is a shame that many UL riders don't take advantage of going to her clinics.