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Linda Hoover Clinic - A Great Experience!

>> Thursday, June 25, 2009


It didn't use to be easy to travel with Tango. Getting him on and off a trailer took forever. Life is so much easier now. He actually likes to go where I go...thank goodness! As you can tell from the photo, Tango is happily curious as we arrived to participate in a clinic presented by Linda Hoover.



This is my good friend. Nancy (in the red) and her horse Jammer. Thanks to Nancy, Tango and I were able to attend Linda's session. The clinic I attended was held at Nancy's barn. As you can see from the photo of Tango and me at the bottom of the page, the setting is glorious.

I have to admit, at first I was a little intimidated about signing up to work with Linda. Her reputation preceded her. Linda Hoover is highly respected in the equestrian community.

"Why would she be okay working with someone with my level of expertise?" I wondered.

My fears were put to rest. Linda met Tango and I where we were in our relationship. She assessed our needs and began to offer advice and tools to work with that would make our relationship even better. Through natural horsemanship, Linda guided us through several exercises that resulted in more calmness and trust...for both Tango and me.

Linda's focus is to help horses become more willing partners. Linda teaches riders to chose better options with stressful situations that all of us encounter from time to time. Some of us encounter them more often than others, but that's another story for another time!



All in all, the day was a huge success. I don't think I'll ever learn all I need to know about horses, but through my love for Tango and excellent coaches like Linda Hoover, Tango and I will continue to make great strides.

Thank you Linda!

5 comments:

Sandy June 25, 2009 at 9:17 PM  

That face out the window cracks me up! Reminds of Mr. Ed talking to Wilbur out the window.

Glad the day was such a great success for both you and Tango.

Hugs
Sandy

Tweedles -- that's me... June 25, 2009 at 10:30 PM  

Hi Jan
I could not wait to come over here and start smelling horse! Tango looked so cute in that horse trailer- he looked so proud!
And that nice lady Linda night even have some tricks to make me more willing about some things (hee hee hee). "Relationships" that a great thing to focus on!
I am so happy for you and Tango! What a special best friend you have,
love
tweedles

Anonymous June 25, 2009 at 11:11 PM  

I would love to attend one of Linda Hoover's clinics. I understand she's one of the best.

Good for you and Tango!

Sandy June 26, 2009 at 9:39 PM  

You must go enjoy this blog
http://worldsendfarmthisandthat.blogspot.com/

The pictures are awesome and the 2nd u tube was hysterical.

Hugs
Me

Sandra June 26, 2009 at 9:55 PM  

Jan, You have been to my blog, you joined as a follower, but no url! How strange is this that your sister visits my blog and tell me I should go to her sister's blog. The world is small and a little spooky.

Now about the clinic. It sounds like a good time and a success.

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