"Poor is the student who does not exceed
the master"... Leonardo daVinci
"My whole life was changed by the school!"
says Pam, a full-time professional horse trainer.
"Previously, I had driven, shown, and
taught driving with singles extensively, and also had
driven pairs for a few years. At your eight-day school,
which started at the Kisamore
farm, I had the opportunity to get experience driving
tandem, unicorn, three-abreast, four-in-hand, and the
six-up hitch. My whole life was changed by the school!
You, Dick Sparrow, and the
other instructors patiently taught me to hitch various
configurations of horses, sat beside me to guide me
through techniques for driving each hitch, and encouraged
me to expand my skills. Your confidence in me built
my confidence in my ability to drive more horses.
"As a result of taking the school, I now teach
- along with Lynn Tuckwiller, another
of your graduates - clinics which include tandem, unicorn,
three-abreast, and four-in-hand driving. I have also done
exhibitions with these hitches plus a randem (three single
horses in line) demonstration.
"The school gave me the chance to get hands-on
instruction in areas I had never thought possible and opened
to me a whole new world of driving. I'm grateful."
Pam Umberger is one of our stars; she helps
us teach at our schools, and also offers training at in southwest Virginia. Call her at 276-228-5817.
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