I’ve recently been very fortunate to have travelled to the USA and Canada to give two two-day seminars. Starting at the New England Dressage Federation, the days were full-on with the evenings taken up with talks, meet-and-greet, dinners and then on to the next day with the same at the Caledon Equestrian Park in Ontario. Home again, albeit with jet lag, I was reflecting on a wonderful time. I still, however, find these events very daunting and I know this will sound unbelievable to some, but at the start of my career I was a shy and unconfident person (I can hear some of you laughing in disbelief!).