HERD CLINIC DAY 2 with KYB DRESSAGE

A little cool, a little drizzly but still great instruction   This was a very good and informative clinic this Saturday!

Yvonne Barteau of KYB Dressage tells the spectators that she often hears riders say that a horse being evaluated is to old to be useful. She disagrees. This beautiful animal is in his 20's! Her point in the discussion? Don't throw an old friend away to auction, they have plenty of uses. What rider wouldn't want to go to a lesson or show on this guy or what trainer wouldn't want to teach a client on-board this kind of experience!!! If a TB isn't fast enough on the track, a quarter horse isn't quick enough around the barrels, or age has made him not flashy enough for the big show. It's time to reevaluate their job description, not time to throw them away to auction where they most likely will end up on a meat wagon!  

 Yvonne Barteau and HERD President Stuart Evans

Yvonne Barteau and HERD President Stuart Evans

 I think Stuart was happy to see one of our first saved horses..then Tuscany now Rafee.  His owner was here at the clinic taking some instruction. 

I think Stuart was happy to see one of our first saved horses..then Tuscany now Rafee.  His owner was here at the clinic taking some instruction. 

 Rafee and his owner learning about backing out of her space.  Kim Barteau giving the ground control clinic.

Rafee and his owner learning about backing out of her space.  Kim Barteau giving the ground control clinic.

 This is a beautiful Arab that was rescued by this young woman.  This horse was awesome in the ground training clinic.  During his rescue assessment Kim Barteau classified this horse as the everything horse..you ask this horse can do it.

This is a beautiful Arab that was rescued by this young woman.  This horse was awesome in the ground training clinic.  During his rescue assessment Kim Barteau classified this horse as the everything horse..you ask this horse can do it.

 Another really fine rescue horse that this young woman saved.  Kim Barteau was teaching how to have your horse move across a tarp.  "Mom, that thing is going to eat me!"

Another really fine rescue horse that this young woman saved.  Kim Barteau was teaching how to have your horse move across a tarp.  "Mom, that thing is going to eat me!"

 In less than 10 minutes she had him not only walking across the tarp but standing on it.  Very brave and VERY in-tune with his partner.

In less than 10 minutes she had him not only walking across the tarp but standing on it.  Very brave and VERY in-tune with his partner.

 Rafee our HERD save with his owner was a hoot.  "OK Mom, is this where you want me to stand?"

Rafee our HERD save with his owner was a hoot.  "OK Mom, is this where you want me to stand?"

 "Oh you want me to stand here?"

"Oh you want me to stand here?"

 "OK, got it"

"OK, got it"

 Kim Barteau giving Stanley the rescue pony some flexing lessons.

Kim Barteau giving Stanley the rescue pony some flexing lessons.

 Kim Barteau giving instructions to Kim on personal space with Ting Oliver.

Kim Barteau giving instructions to Kim on personal space with Ting Oliver.