In addition to his expertise, Dave is well known for his energetic, positive, articulate, and thought provoking yet simple teaching style. "It doesn't have to be difficult."
Auditors are encouraged to attend and ask questions as they watch the process of improved performance using Dave’s system. Dave also teaches a variety of lectures and unmounted work ( DTM body awareness exercises).
What to Expect
From Training through Grand Prix, Dave focuses on good basics while always taking an individual approach for each horse-rider team. Dave strictly adheres to the principles of the German classical training scale and short-cuts are not taken for the sake of short-lived success. On an as needed basis, Dave will briefly ride any of the large variety of horses taking part in a clinic. Dave has the gift to impart knowledge to riders of all levels.
OPTION 1: Standard. A typical two-day clinic would consist of 8 X 45-minute sessions and a 1 hr unmounted class each day. 3-day clinics normally feature an additional 2-hour lecture or unmounted class.
OPTION 2: Adult Camp. Here the riders are put into groups of 3-4. Dave will see Each group 2 X a day; first in the am, then in the afternoon after a group unmounted class
OPTION 3: Symposium. Here the clinic is geared towards the audience. The preselected riders are demo riders and will experience unmounted work with Dave remotely prior to the clinic. The audience will experience interactive learning including demos, seated unmounted classes to improve a variety of riding problems and also powerpoint presentations on biomechanics.
OPTION 4: Remote Mini Clinic. Perfect for GMOs, colleges or off season barn activity!
Unique DTM classes to improve riding without riding!. Even more unique, done online, so very inexpensive!
These workshops are given via video conference online (FaceTime, Zoom etc).
The technology is really easy to set up and can be an inexpensive way for a meaningful mini-clinic / gathering for your group!
The workshops can be as short as 1.5 hours and the fee is very nominal. Students have the opportunity to purchase further classes (recordings) and this has worked wonders for riders' seats, pain relief, confidence levels etc!
OPTION 5: Mini clinics, driving distance only. These clinics are only available within a 120 mile radius and can be one-day clinics instead of the normal 2+. Half day clinics are considered and must be within a 50 mile radius.
Add ons or options: Equipe and Passier Saddle fitting, Sprenger bit fitting, public appearances and presentations, DTM work with horses and in hand-work. Please note that Dave will not provide opinions on a horse or saddle that you intend to purchase during clinics - this is a separate service.
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