He began riding racehorses at a young age and quickly became a jockey himself, both on the flat and over jumps. However, it wasn't long before Daniel could no longer maintain the weight requirements and so, he began starting young thoroughbreds. He moved to Australia in 2009 to further his horsemanship skills, wanting to know more than just the traditional english methods, keen to observe and challenge his ability with horses. He worked for some of Australia’s largest thoroughbred breeding organisations, such as Patinack Farm, who started over 100 yearlings per season. All the while, he continually watched the works of clinicians such as Chris Cox and Clinton Anderson whom have been great influences to him today.
In 2009, he travelled to Murgon, QLD to work with one of Australia’s finest horseman, Ian Francis. During his time with Ian, Daniel learned how to refine his horsemanship skills, and learnt a great deal in the foundations of educating horses. Since starting his own business training and educating horses, Daniel's main focus has been to offer the highest level of education to all horses, particularly in the racing industry. Working with young thoroughbreds mostly, he ensures they have the knowledge for life after racing and the best chance of achieving in their careers. He addresses common problems associated with race horses such as misbehaviour and refusal to enter starting gates, all of which result from a lack of education.
When Daniel isn’t working with breakers, he trains his 7 year old stock horse, Otis. Untouched until started by Daniel one year ago, Otis is now Daniel's demonstration horse. At the moment, much of Daniel’s time is spent educating horses for Clients, and providing follow up clinics for further training. In the years to come Daniel hopes to focus more attention on competing in reigning and teaching other horsemanship enthusiasts his effective training methods.
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