Philippe Karl — one of my hero’s — was in Toronto, ON to do a three day clinic last week.  Oh, I wish I had been there!  I’ve watched all of his videos and read his books.  They all leave me inspired and wanting to see more, more, more of him riding and transforming horses.  Apparently, this clinic did not disappoint those who attended.  You can read the notes taken by one of the lucky attendees.  I for one have printed out her notes so that I might read them again and again.  It is quite lengthy and chock full of details and observations.

Philippe Karl is a classical horseman through and through.  He is openly critical of the modern version of dressage seen so often in competitions.  He is for the betterment of the horse at all times.  He is, in my opinion, someone worth emulating and I do the best that I can in that department!