The last 3 days have been spent watching Arthur Kottas give a clinic at Contessa. And what a fantastic 3 days! It really is a privilege to watch a man of his experience and knowledge teach. It was so interesting watching such a variety of horses and riders all with their own strengths and weaknesses and seeing how he worked with each of them individually. As with his last clinic there he really focused on the importance of the riders seat and how that really is the key to success in the saddle and a happy horse. He always described the horse as a partner and just how important it is to have the right partner. I couldn't agree more with this! Some horses and riders are very well suited and get the best from each other and others would do better with different partners.
Once again the team at Contessa were brilliant, really friendly and welcoming and had organised a very well run clinic. And provided plenty of tea, coffee and yummy cake to keep everyone going. Can't wait for the next one!!