by Mary A. Palmer

MONTVERDE, Fla. - On April 26 and 27, Nicole Carswell conducted a ladies horsemanship retreat where she discussed equipment, bits, training aides, general horsemanship techniques and worked with individual riders and their horses. Participants traveled from as far as Wisconsin to attend the clinic. Diane McMurtrey and Janie Van de Walker organized the event. According to McMurtrey, the clinic was “a tremendous success and great learning experience.”

At the end of the weekend, everyone agreed they had a wonderful time. They made new friends, couldn’t ask for better weather and left with a better knowledge of the Tennessee Walking Horse.