• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Anyone clinic with Jeff Cook?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Anyone clinic with Jeff Cook?

    I was wondering what you all thought of him. I saw him at the Equine Affaire and watched all of his clinics.

    I asked about his clinic schedule. I forgot when and where he said he would be in Ohio? Any help on his schedule would be great, as well as what you thought about riding with him and was it worth the money?

  • #2
    Jeff is great to work with. He is a fantastic clinician. He is picky about proper turnout - he was GM's assistant - but he rewards effort and is super nice and approachable. I was fortunate enough to assist him in a couple of clinics - I got to set the course with him and hang out in the ring. I would have loved to have ridden, but that wasn't an option at the time.
    Grab hold of any opportunity to clinic with him - it is well worth the money.
    My new mantra - \"Life is too short not to eat ice cream.\"
    ReRiders Clique

    Comment


    • #3
      I have heard good things about him. I'll be doing my first clinic with him the first weekend in May at Lochmoor stables in Lebanon Ohio. Findeight has all the details.

      bhrunner06 was there at the equine affair with one of her horses. I'm sure she'll give you an update at some point in the near future.
      Stoneybrook Farm Afton TN

      Comment

      • Original Poster

        #4
        I did enjoy the clinic and got a lot of good information from it, some different things to try. I thought the horses and riders were top notch. Riders all had great Eq and very fit athletes. He put the Jumper riders through the ringer and boy did they work. Horses were very nice and fit.

        I loved to hear his stories about the riding trends he notices in different areas of the U.S. and in Europe.

        I did speak with him twice and he was very approachable. I just wanted to hear what he thought about some of the training that our trainer does with us and he said we are right on track and he agrees with the things she is does with us. That is nice to hear.

        I live on the boarder of Ohio and thought it would be worth it to go to a clinic.

        Comment


        • #5
          My daughter did a clinic with Jeff last year and quite enjoyed it. He is very approachable and adapts the exercises to each particular horse/riders needs. He is VERY particular about turnout, and things that would bother GM, will bother Jeff.

          Comment


          • #6
            awesome.

            Comment


            • #7
              He is excellent. He quickly, correctly and perceptively noticed little problems my horse and I were having, AND helped me fix them.
              Rest in peace Claudius, we will miss you.

              Comment


              • #8
                tidy...sadly I didnt do the clinic!! Too many things going on!! Also didnt want to do the 2 days there at 4 ft, then have him home 1 day, and leave today for a 3 day george clinic at 4ft! so, oh well! maybe next year!! I have heard he is great though!
                "If you are nervous you arent focused-if you are focused, there is no room for nerves!"

                Comment


                • #9
                  jeff Cook Clinic

                  Jeff gives an excellent clinic; he is able to see exactly what you and your horse need- he is very approachable. of course, (I am older-) and have known him since he was about 7 years old- but he was very nice yet expected you to follow his directions- He grew up in the Pacific Northwest-He tailors his clinic and comments to the appropriate level. I gave him riding lessons when he was 7 or younger.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Jeff Cook is one of the BEST TEACHERS you will EVER ride with. I have taken clinics from him since I was 14( 40 now) and lessond with him when I was in Flordia( 20 years ago) Don't miss the chance ... Have fun...He has good old fashion horsemanship, that is forgotten these days, or is never taught.
                    Gates Equestrian
                    National Champion Dan Patch sire of USEF/USHJA winning ponies!
                    [url]www.gateseqsmfponies.webs.com/

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Took my first REAL lesson at Hunterdon with Jeff (had previously been riding at County owned barn). In one lesson I went from being a kid thats never had a SERIOUS lesson to taking my first jump and being able to do a small course. He performed a miracle.
                      Hes incredible.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I really enjoyed the clinics I took with him. He is a very pleasant, positive instructor, yet he is also challenging. The last clinic I had with him was a year and a half ago and I still use the things he told me all the time.
                        ******
                        "A good horse and a good rider are only so in mutual trust."
                        -H.M.E.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tidy rabbit View Post
                          I have heard good things about him. I'll be doing my first clinic with him the first weekend in May at Lochmoor stables in Lebanon Ohio. Findeight has all the details.

                          Indeed. May 2nd and 3rd. Still a few slots open to clinic and lots of room to audit. www.lochmoorstables.com, phone is either answered or your call returned promptly...we have an actual person who does that.

                          Come audit if nothing else, think it's $25 a day. Fairly comfortable, indoors with lots of seating and food is good. Believe a small charge for food to auditors but it's cheap.

                          Lebanon is about 40 minutes north of Cincy, about 90 minutes south of Columbus right off I71. Easy enough from Indy as well, maybe 2 1/2 hours. And just 90 minutes from Lexington Ky. and maybe 2 hours from Louisville.
                          When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

                          The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I ride at Lochmoor, and he gives two clinics a year here. He is super super nice and definitely gives equal attention to all riders.
                            I have a lot of respect for him.

                            Just make sure you polish your boots. Like four times.
                            Carry a stick and wear spurs, just in case etc. etc.

                            His clinics are really fun, and you learn a lot by auditing too. It's a good experience and he isn't intimidating at all, which I think might be a common misconception about him since he worked for GM.

                            His clinics are really good, I'd recommend riding in one if you're given the chance, and I think we still have open spots!

                            Comment

                            Working...
                            X