Neither Kid 3 or Kid 4 had ever ridden English before. When I tried the saddle on Faith to see if it would fit her, Kid 4 rode her for about 5-10 minutes, then said there was "nothing to the saddle" (as compared to a western saddle) and asked if he could get off "because it makes my butt hurt". We had to make extra holes in the stirrup leathers to accommodate his short legs (the shortest manufactured hole settings were about 5-6 inches too long.)
Kid 4 had also never loped on Faith before today. It took him a bit to get her into the lope, but once he got it the first time, he had no trouble getting it again.
Will Baker taught the clinic. I was impressed with both his knowledge and teaching skills. He is based out of Parkwood Equestrian Center in Idaho Falls. After seeing him work with the kids today, I think he would be a terrific instructor if you are interested in learning English riding or jumping. Both Kid 3 and Kid 4 raved about the guy after their lesson.
Madison County actually has a English/jumping 4-H club this summer. After today, Kid 4 is all pumped up about it. Kid 3 is also interested, but worried she might be taking on too much if she does that in addition to goat, western horse, and Xoe. We'll see. I don't want her feeling overwhelmed, but the 4-H leader is a college student, so I'm not sure how long the club will be around. This summer may be her only chance.