"I've had a lot of trainers over the course of 40-some years. Karen is by far the most effectiveone I've ever had. By that I mean that she meets me and my horses where we are. In each lesson, she gives enough - but never too much - guidance. She has a discerning eye for detail; she's at least as concerned about my horse's well-being as she about mine (maybe more); she demands a great deal without overwhelming me. She has a wicked sense of humor and, yes, that matters, and she's unstinting in her support of my goals."