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Leslie Law clinic report and bragging about my youngster

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  • Leslie Law clinic report and bragging about my youngster

    We did the Area III adult rider clinic with Leslie Law this weekend. Thanks so much to Robin Bass for organizing it and Alice and Rocking Horse for hosting it. I had a really great time and loved riding my youngster in his first extensive xc outing. I've blogged here. You can skip over all the gushing about my guy as there is some stuff about Leslie's teaching that you might find interesting:
    http://seema-thefloridachronicles.bl...aw-clinic.html
    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!

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    A nice report, thank you. I think her advice to not abuse your horses generosity is a good take home message for most riders.

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    • #3
      LOVE that picture over the liverpool! And I love his description of Keegan as "generous"- how exciting! Jeff only rode with him on Saturday but really, really enjoyed it (I think he rode in Steph's group). Wish I could have been there! I will be there this coming weekend though, if you need a groom
      Balanced Care Equine

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      • #4
        Great report!

        I have Leslie coming 3 times this year--I was really impressed with him last year. He helped every single person, no matter the level, made every horse better and kept it really simple and educational.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by islgrl View Post
          A nice report, thank you. I think her advice to not abuse your horses generosity is a good take home message for most riders.
          Leslie is a he His wife is Lesley

          And to add they are both great at finding your small, but very important fault.
          RIP Kelly 1977-2007 "Wither thou goest, so shall I"

          "To tilt when you should withdraw is Knightly too."

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          • #6
            Faybe-
            Jeff's horse is really, really nice

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            • #7
              Originally posted by FlightCheck View Post
              Faybe-
              Jeff's horse is really, really nice
              Thanks! We're pretty fond of him. I tell Jeff on a regular basis it was the best $1 he ever spent!
              Balanced Care Equine

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              • #8
                nice report! I'm excited to hopefully be riding in a clinic with him this spring.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by scubed View Post
                  We did the Area III adult rider clinic with Leslie Law this weekend. Thanks so much to Robin Bass for organizing it and Alice and Rocking Horse for hosting it. I had a really great time and loved riding my youngster in his first extensive xc outing. I've blogged here. You can skip over all the gushing about my guy as there is some stuff about Leslie's teaching that you might find interesting:
                  http://seema-thefloridachronicles.bl...aw-clinic.html
                  Wonderful! Thanks for all the details! Sounds like great fun.
                  Proud & Permanent Student Of The Long Road
                  Read me: EN (http://eventingnation.com/author/annemarch/) and HJU (http://horsejunkiesunited.com/author/holly-covey/)

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the Post

                    Nice post! You make me hope that he comes to Area 1... Thanks for sharing!
                    Live, Laugh, Love
                    http://confessionsofanaaer.blogspot.com/

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CANTEREOIN View Post
                      Nice post! You make me hope that he comes to Area 1... Thanks for sharing!
                      Here you go
                      May 22 - 23 Leslie Law
                      $185; audit $20 per day, $30 for both days
                      Closing date: May 20, Opening date: March 1
                      2259 Scottsville Rd,
                      Scottsville, New York 14546

                      Heidi Vahue, 585 657-4523
                      hsvmev@frontiernet.net
                      Show Jumping and Cross Country
                      Max of 7 per group, cross country on Stuart Horse Trials grounds
                      Day one dressage and show jumping/Day 2 cross country

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                      • #12
                        Great report!

                        The Laws are both fantastic teachers. I went to a clinic with them and we ended up referring to them as "he-Law" and "she-Law".
                        --Becky in TX
                        Clinic Blogs and Rolex Blogs
                        She who throws dirt is losing ground.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by goodmorning View Post
                          Here you go
                          May 22 - 23 Leslie Law
                          $185; audit $20 per day, $30 for both days
                          Closing date: May 20, Opening date: March 1
                          2259 Scottsville Rd,
                          Scottsville, New York 14546

                          Heidi Vahue, 585 657-4523
                          hsvmev@frontiernet.net
                          Show Jumping and Cross Country
                          Max of 7 per group, cross country on Stuart Horse Trials grounds
                          Day one dressage and show jumping/Day 2 cross country
                          How the heck are you doing it so cheaply? I can't have have him in for anywhere near $185!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by LAZ View Post
                            How the heck are you doing it so cheaply? I can't have have him in for anywhere near $185!
                            I don't know LAZ - I just copied the info from the Area 1 site. 7 per group is pretty large though. I wouldn't sign up for a XC school that large...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by LAZ View Post
                              How the heck are you doing it so cheaply? I can't have have him in for anywhere near $185!
                              I think it's from the FLTAP they have some sort of donation to make it more affordable... or something like that. I know it's due to some OTTB organization, brain not firing on all cylinders right now!

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by LAZ View Post
                                How the heck are you doing it so cheaply? I can't have have him in for anywhere near $185!
                                Last year with Bobby Costello (~$175) we had help like Helidoro said, from FLTAP (Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program) who sponsered the clinic - it was 2 days and we rode for 2 hours each day (IIRC) - I was when I saw prices in other areas! Even Lucinda seems "cheap" at $250 for the same deal, compared to what I've seen in other areas.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by goodmorning View Post
                                  I don't know LAZ - I just copied the info from the Area 1 site. 7 per group is pretty large though. I wouldn't sign up for a XC school that large...


                                  6-8 is a VERY typical number of riders for jumping with a BNT. Most can handle a group that size easily and it is typically for 1.5-2 hours depending on time of year.


                                  I've ridden with L. Law in a group that big and still gotten a lot out of it.
                                  ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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                                    #18
                                    I think this one was $230 for the two days including stabling at Rocking horse. Lessons were 1.5+ hours. We had 5 on Saturday and 6 on Sunday and I definitely didn't feel that the group was too big. Leslie did a great job of personalizing the exercises (despite them being the same exercises) depending on what the horse and rider needed
                                    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!

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                                    • #19
                                      Our area's Leslie clinic is $325 for 2 days not including stabling, although the groups are more like 3-5 since it's held indoors. Lucinda is $365 for 2 days not including stables and the groups will probably be a little bigger.

                                      Would be great to have some sort of sponsorship to help defray the cost a little!
                                      No Trouble
                                      2/2/05 - 7/29/13
                                      Rest In Peace my quirky brave boy, I will love you forever.

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                                      • #20
                                        I love what he says about not scolding a horse just for having fun. Another good take away.

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