Karen Ramsing-Bixler Clinic Report

On October 25th, I had the great pleasure to welcome my friend Karen Ramsing-Bixler back to Blue Waters.  As always, Karen did a superb job of listening and observing her riders and then crafting an attainable plan for improvement.  All with a gigantic smile and heaps of encouragement! 

Two riders brought their homebred youngsters; Julie Poludniak with Hennessey and Pat Chandler with Ellie.  Both had superb first outings!  Pat posted this report on her Facebook page:  “What a great day! I rode Ellie off the farm today for the 3rd time ever in a clinic with Karen Ramsing-Bixler at one of my favorite local facilities, Blue Waters Farm! I was really excited to ride in Linda’s beautifully manicured outdoor arena on such a perfect fall day and I wasn’t disappointed. I told Karen I wanted to work on better connection in the canter work and we had enough of a good result (after working on the connection in walk and trot of course) that we were also able to work on shallow canter serpentines. Karen has a calm way about her that is certainly great for young horses and she was able to hone in on the best approach for a sensitive mare. So this was a super positive experience for Ellie and I enjoyed catching up with old friends including Linda who is always such a gracious hostess. I’m hoping it won’t be too long before we return to Blue Waters for a repeat performance”

First-time participant Michelle Burris and her beautiful Remi unlocked a few gears prompting this comment:  “I cannot thank you enough for holding this amazing clinic. I had such an eye-opening learning experience! Karen helped me unlock my horse and gave me the best movement to date. I am over the moon right now”

Returning riders Kara Buttimer with Abigail, Martina Thiel-Poblotzi with her homebred Cordialle and my homebred BW-Raina all had excellent rides focusing on the requirements for moving up to the next competitive level.

We look forward to Karen’s return in 2019!

Pat and Ellie

Julie and Hennessey

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