There are teachers, trainers and show-riders: A person who succeeds in one category isn't guaranteed success in the others.
These skills must be learned separately.
As a professional dressage instructor in NY, it's a pleasure to share my extensive education in classical dressge with my students and horses. Quietly and patiently, I teach riders to think and perform independently. I learned my system from great masters in Europe. I rode with many Olympic trainers and Reitmeisters who were recognized as some of the best in the world. One of my specialties is training young horses to be a pleasure to ride and to excel in FEI competition. I've sold horses to an Olympic Gold Medalist, Hubertus Schmidt, and top European trainers. Only superb basics lead to great results at international levels. My methods are based on effective, classical techniques that promote understanding, fairness and happiness in both horse and rider. My students realize that success is a byproduct that is derived from the effective execution of a detailed process. I provide the roadmap for this endeavor.
Photo: Andrea Duckworth
David's young horses scored into the low 80% and high 70% at second level when they were age 5 to 6. They placed at Prix St Georges at age 7. At age 8, Olympic Gold medalist, Hubertus Schmidt commented on the training and talent that went into Bojing's Piaffe:
"I bought him for many reasons besides his very good training. The talent for piaffe and passage of the gelding as well as his strong active hindquarters quickly convinced me”, said Hubertus. “I actually thought I was buying a very easy to ride horse with good quality. But in the meantime I know: I bought a more difficult horse with superior quality.”
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