Whether your interest is pleasure riding or high level performance in either the equestrian or reining/western disciplines, David’s training guarantees remarkable results. His passion for training the horse to perform with correct and fluid movement, whilst showing willingness, commitment and lightness within its connection, will allow you to achieve remarkable results – more than you probably believed possible!
David’s core techniques create the building blocks for a connected and well balanced ride and you can learn his techniques and core exercises via symposiums, clinics, private tuition, DVDs and books; David will also mentor you as to your individual needs if you prefer.
The website will give you an overview of David and his training methods – there are clinic dates, information on his 2-Year Trainers Program and a full range of his books and DVD'S.
From David’s lifelong involvement with horses he believes that a horse at any stage of its life and from any background can be trained in a non-threatening way, to promote calmness and responsiveness. After a lot of research David found out that the "John Lyons Training Method", which uses a combination of round pen work, ground control, ridden work and problem solving aspects, best addressed his personal training requirements and mirrored his aims and goals in horse training.
In 1998, David and his wife Sandi, headed over to Colorado in the USA, where David underwent an intensive accreditation training program with John Lyons and became the first John Lyons Accredited Trainer in Australia.
David has built on what he learned from John Lyons, developing his own unique training method. He is now considered to be one of Australia's leading trainers and educators, travelling extensively around the country to pass on his skill and teach others how to establish a training routine that builds the foundation of an harmonious relationship with their horse.
David’s personal competition interest is Reining, yet he is just as passionate about the horse performing to the best of its ability in any discipline. At their home in Drysdale in Victoria, David and Sandi have a private training facility where David not only trains his own horses for competition but horses of all ages, sizes and disciplines. And whether that is a weanling needing to be taught the basics on its journey to becoming a happy, calm and responsive horse, a youngster having its first experiences under saddle, or a high level performance horse in reining or dressage needing a some help to add to its performance all the horses will benefit and become ‘winners’ with David’s system.
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