What do you consider when suggesting that clients move up a division? When determining the right time to move up divisions, I like to make sure that both the horse and rider are confident. I want them to have had some consistent success in their current division: consistent being the key word here. I’d rather
When you’re looking for a horse, how do you know you've found the right one? What are you looking for? When I’m trying a horse, I think about a lot of different things: What type of rider is this horse for? What are the expectations for the horse? Does the horse have the necessary experience level for the new owner? Is the horse appropriately priced?
I get very nervous at the in-gate. Do you ever get nervous? What do you do to overcome your nerves? absolutely get nervous before showing! Sometimes it’s an excited feeling because I want to do well, but sometimes it can also be a daunting feeling brought on by an insecurity. Whichever it is, I try
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I read that in 2013 you switched Cornetto Royal from the jumper ring to the hunter ring. How did you make that decision? Should I try my horse in both styles to see which one he does better with? How can you tell which one your horse enjoys more? I interchange hunter-jumper classes a lot
I usually either show in the hunters or jumpers. Recently, I’ve thought about showing with different horses in both categories at the same show. How do you reset, or make sure you don’t start riding like a jumper in the hunter ring, or like a hunter in the jumper ring? Transitioning between hunters and jumpers
My trainer recently suggested that I move up. I’ve consistently been ribboning in my division, and am concerned that I’ll go from being a big fish in a little pond to being the small fish in a big pond. I don’t want to move up and then disappoint my trainer. How do you decide when
You and some of the ponies you have ridden in the past are still discussed by young riders aspiring to become professional equestrians. What made some of those ponies special? Throughout my junior years, I was presented with the opportunity to ride many different ponies. I also had the good fortune to be able to