As a coach, judge, equine behaviorist and columnist, knowing how horses think and learn has saved me time, trouble and trauma in training! Whether coaching at the in gate, teaching in a classroom or speaking to an audience, I show riders how to bridge the communication barrier using the science of how horses and humans think.
To find out more about the long distance video coaching, clinics and judging I do, go to my site www.lgrice.com.
I changed hats t this weekend-literally. Sometimes “stuff happens” and show managers have to adjust on the fly- and so do judges! Arriving prepared to judge the western ring , I was asked if I would judge the hunter and jumper rings instead. For those who judge multiple disciplines we must learn to change hats -scoring systems, terminology, penalties, class formats, even judging location (in the ring or in a booth), depending on the assignment.
So I didn’t have my score sheets or whistle… But I did have my trusty visor!