Below is a slideshow of Rudy riding at the clinic hosted by Mark Shaughnessy of La Mariposa Farm on 31 January 2009. Spirit is a 5 year old palomino paint gelding. Rudy began Spirit's under saddle work in November 2008. This was the first outing for Spirit and the first time he was ridden in front of a crowd. He was a little nervous at first but under the quiet hands of Rudy he settled down and performed nicely.