Lynn is a fantastic trainer, patient (God knows I've tried her's) and understanding. I have been riding with her for just under a year now and I've found her to be so incredibly knowledgeable, she truly is a natural at this. For quite a few years there, I began to think of this as more and more of a chore, each lesson had become perfunctory and reflexive, so I took a rather long break from the sport; it had lost its charm and its challenge, and I turn lost my heart in it.
Well recently I decided to pick up the spurs again. I'm glad that when I did I ran into Lynn, otherwise I might've given it all up for good. She brought fun back into my riding. Now I'll admit that it was my own fault for allowing myself to get into such a rut, but she really did reach out and help me out of it. I hope to begin showing again at some point, but that's never been the point of it for me. It's my connection to my horse, and our coordination and rhythm, moving in concert. That, to me, is what dressage is.