Not every rider or every horse is destined to compete. For many, conditioning and riding are simply done for their own sake
and for the pleasure both rider and horse derive from it. There are however many owners who thrive on competition and Pat, as
a lifelong competitor and trainer, is a recognized professional in both Competition and Show Preparation.
Pat believes that competition always starts with conditioning, practice and discipline which is the foundation for all riding,
but competition is more than what goes on in the ring. Successful competition is the product of many preceding steps including;
discipline, trailer training, and concentration. Without these skills, for rider and horse, neither will achieve their potential.