Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Parma Spring Clinic - 60 Photos of 8 Participants

I love taking pictures. I love capturing a still memory of a moment in time. Well moments really, lots and lots of moments! I love scrolling through pictures. Pictures of people learning, smiling, working, playing. It's just cool! For me, digital photography is a blessing and a curse. It means you can click away without worrying about the expenses associated with good old fashioned film. It also means I take way too many pictures! I then spend hours deleting terrible shots. Usually I find that I keep between ten and twenty percent of the photos I snap. I think I am getting a little better in some ways, taking fewer inferior or truly poor shots and typically landing closer to the twenty percent than the ten. I also seem to be sorting through a bit faster although I still get caught up in the experience of sort of 'watching' it all happen as I go through photographs. 

This past weekend we had a great clinic. The weather day one and two was perfect, and it was passable for the first half of day one. After that the weather was awful but we were able to have a great finish by trailering a short distance to an indoor arena. 

If a picture is worth a thousand words I shouldn't need to use many - enjoy. 

Tim, Julie in the background

Tim and Two-Feathers, our champion most improved.

Terrence, helping Julie with Cochise's flex. Julie has her bucket list mustang and they're doing great!

Julie and Genevieve practicing the motions. There was such a spirit of enthusiasm and fun at this clinic and it shows in this photo!

Julie, Tim and Suzanna in the background

Karen C. was unable to attend day three but made a lot of progress with her big boy in the two days she was with us. Karen and Janet (featured next) were our only two students who didn't travel to this clinic. They took their horses home each night! Here Suzanna and Karen help each other practice using the tools.

Janet and Whiskey

Janet and Whiskey during extra help time after day one.

Karen Vining, veteran participant, brought a new horse this time. She and her good friend and riding buddy Dana (featured next) traveled here together.

Dana and her boy.

Ted helping Dana's boy out with the lesson.

Genevieve, Sonata's rider now that Julie has her mustang. 
Love the release in the picture above, love the smiles and fun in the picture below!

Suzanna and her DannyBoy

Fantastic group, lots of learning, fun times, great memories!

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