Upon hearing the news that George Morris would not be teaching clinics in 2016, area rider Claire Lucas became concerned that she might be to blame. "I took a clinic from George Morris a few weeks ago and I thought it went pretty well. Then when I heard this news I started to worry. I mean, I know I am not the greatest rider and I fell off twice, but could I be bad enough to make George Morris quit?"
Lucas also expressed concern that her horse, Cahoots, might have contributed to Morris's sabbatical. Reflecting on her horse's contributions to her two falls, she asked, "Do you think Cahoots could have pushed George over the edge?"
Morris could not be reached for comment.