Comments from attendees:
Pam: Well for all you riders who missed the
clinic, I really feel sorry for you. As always it was great!
Unless you have met this guy you can't believe how well he can
teach! He has the talent (2 Olympics) under his belt, won Rolex,
and scored one of best scores at Badminton on his Dressage and
placed seventh there. Stuart will be competing at Burghley horse
trials (http://www.burghley-horse.co.uk/gallery.htm) in England
8-28 to 9-2. A few people will be going over the big pond to
watch him ride. The next time he is in the area please tell all
your friends to come and ride or at least audit the clinic. It
is well worth the money. He will help you with your riding
problems, build confidence and in my case, find bad habits you
might have picked up over time. MVH riders were Alisha, Deidre,
Maria, myself and Thea (Carolyn & Mike's Goddaughter). Other
members attending the clinic but not riding were Erik, Mike,
Dave C., Bob, Bonnie, Harriet, Joyce and my mom (Bobbie). We had a
great time and hope you join us next time.
Erik: I must say that Stuart Black's method of teaching
is the most impressive I have ever witnessed. He explains
CLEARLY what he wants you to do and how to do it in plain
English. When someone does something wrong he is not nastily
critical, he simply explains what you did wrong and how to
correct it and points out the effect that your mistake has on
the horse. A very impressive and personable man who clearly has
the talent for both doing and teaching.
Carolyn: Stuart was great! He watched horse and rider and
only asked for what he was sure they could do - no scarey stuff!
I learned a lot even as an auditor - about speed and
"channeling" thru a combination, and hand/leg/seat
coordination. Even when errors were made, he praised and
suggested a different tactic. Great clinic for foxhunters!