I am a videographer in Portland, Oregon with a love for all things horses. Originally from Minnesota, my childhood was spent on racetracks across the Midwest. I am currently training my dream horse with hopes of excelling at dressage and Parelli. I have a Cairn Terrier, Ellie, and an old cat named Winston. I am fortunate to have a pretty nice boyfriend who understands and supports my love of horses. My blog helps keep a record of my successes and failures and helps friends and family enjoy the journey with me.
We had a wonderful clinic this weekend out at Templeton Equestrian Center, hosted by Elsa Sinclair. Elsa lives in up in Friday Harbor, a little island that is part of the San Juans. She focuses on natural horsemanship and centered riding. I did two one-hour lessons. The first night on the ground and the second night in the saddle. I really wanted strategies for getting her to soften and bend her ribs on the lunge line and under saddle. We worked a lot of spiraling in and out with lots of trot to canter transitions. I enjoyed my time with Elsa. She is a very enthusiastic, caring horse person with lots of good ideas. Another highlight of the weekend, I got to meet my friend Nora's new horse. They did the clinic together and even after two days, you can see a connection. She is thrilled with her new mare and it was cool just to see her so completely happy. This last photo is a picture of Capello, Pasha, and Elsa watching the last ride of the clinic. Capello and Pasha are good friends that board out at Templeton. A recliner in the arena comes in handy after teaching fifteen hours each day. Great clinic Elsa...look forward to seeing you again.