Fred Scott, Jr.
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GINGER GREENE

"... that was more fun than I have had in years" ... Ginger Greene

Ginger lives near us in Charlottesville, and is a volunteer in a cat rescue center in central Virginia. She writes: "I want to repeat.....sitting behind those four beautiful, gentle giants and having them do what I asked them to is one of the greatest self-confidence builders I've ever encountered."

We ask all our students how we can improve, and Ginger responded:

"As to changing or improving the course, it's hard for me to think of anything that could make it much better...Two very small ideas have crossed my mind: first, suggest or require that every student bring driving gloves I worked up quite a good-sized blister the last day." [We agree. "We-Play-Sports" sells the Neumann tackified gloves, which we use ourselves and like a lot. So does "123Tack" at Neumann tackified gloves].

Second, I found one of the most useful things I learned was to watch the driver's hands. This was true whether it was a student driving, or one of the instructors. Most of us, me included, tended to watch the horses; but watching the hands is much more informative. Watching the traces and the lines is helpful too, but you can sort of see those around the periphery while watching the hands.

Another suggestion: "Please set aside a little time (maybe 30 minutes) one day for photography. I wanted to drive a LOT more than I wanted to take pictures, and I didn't want to ask anybody to stop driving so I could take a shot, but if there was just a short break so we could all take turns sitting behind the 4-up and lining up our bragging rights for when we got home, it would be useful."

CONSIDER IT DONE! Great idea. All you have to do is ask... see Ginger driving her four-up. From now on, we'll have a photo shoot on the schedule!

Ginger adds: "Save a place for me in April...and I think I have recruited a mutual friend of ours to join us, although he may change his mind later. He'd be a great addition...."

Like Ginger did before coming, you may wish to check out some comments by our other recent students: Ann Sutherland & Ray Keller, Hilary Day, Steve Kuhlman, Bertha and Charles Durbin, Rebecca Terrill, Susan Snead and the girls from Warren-Wilson College


Repeating Ginger's comments: "...that was more fun than I have had in years. Every day more fun than the last. Sitting behind those four beautiful, gentle giants and having them do what I asked them to is one of the greatest self-confidence builders I've ever encountered."

We look forward to working with you, as well. You can do it, too.

You can drive a big team, too.
Book a space in our next Driving School.