At the most recent Joel Conner clinic, Kaya M worked alongside Bijou in the morning groundwork session, and had the following to say about their time spent together:

Bijou is such a sweet mare, it was a pleasure to spend some time with her in the groundwork class! While Bijou is naturally very kind and enjoys pets and attention, she does have a few braces that can turn her sweet face sour. Moving in a unified circle is difficult for Bijou as she is heavy on the forehand and has a difficult time balancing to move her shoulder away. When pressured to do so, Bijou will pin her ears, expressing this lack of confidence. All weekend, I worked on getting big releases and breaks when Bijou made the slightest try to balance and move away correctly. I think we got some good changes over the three days, but there’s always more to work on!”