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Lee Davis

Training & Horsemanship

Who is Lee Davis???

Well about 25 years ago his awesome wife came out of a long hiatus and fulfilled a dream of getting back into horses. But not just any horse, as long as they were black and of Friesian blood {:O). Her first horse turned a keen fisherman, into someone looking for answers to questions that hadn’t even manifested yet. This horse still has a large impact on who he is today. Long story short, he sold his boat brought a horse float, brought a bargain $500 dollar horse he didn’t even test ride or tell his wife about.  That started his journey to becoming who he is today, a passionate horseman of now just over 25 years. Starting a little late @ 31, it helped having a thirst for knowledge on how a horse thinks, acts and learns. He is also now on a journey to find out how much is needed to be worked on with himself to improve his relationship with horses.

Although he has dabbled in sports such as Endurance, Eventing, Showing, Dressage, Stockhorse challenges, Extreme Cowboy racing. His walls aren’t adorned with blue ribbons and trophies; however, he would like to think the many horses he has started under saddle would have a gold star for their kindergarten teacher. That is where his focus has been over the last 15 years, working with and giving young horses, “a good start”, he considers it a true honor, something that he loves doing and he appreciates the learning’s he gets back from them. This passion for starting young horses culminated in winning the 2022 Man from Snowy River Festival “Trainers Challenge.”

After someone watching him help their partner deal with some issues with their horse, he was encouraged to start his teaching journey for humans. Ten years on, he has now conducted clinics all over Tasmania and the mainland. His never-ending hunger for knowledge sees him attending clinics wherever he can, with respected clinicians such as Anthony Desreaux, Manolo Menendez, Pat Parelli, Allen Collet, Russell Higgins to name a few.

Visit Lee Davis at the following sessions

Details

Thursday November 14th

Duncan Equine Group Arena

Taking the Rein out of Rein Back

I explain how developing any training exercise, we need to offer the information in a way that keeps the horse calm and connected.

I use the “Back-up” to help display this, it helps the rider understand the underlying principle of breaking an exercise down into smaller understandable pieces of information for the horse, and then recombining them together to create the whole picture. It teaches the rider the concept coined by Ray Hunt, Feeling OF their horse, feeling FOR their horse and then the horse and rider FEELING together.

I explain the two opposing principles of using a photo approach to training as opposed to creating a solid picture with a jigsaw puzzle approach. Using the photo principle creates the basics but all too often we use photoshop to gloss over all the important little things and are taking another picture and moving on to the next phase of training, before those basics form a basis for the horse to call on with certainty and no confusion.

It also helps give the rider the concept of consistency in training, that starting from the same point each time helps build confidence in their horse and ultimately trust in the rider.

Details

Friday November 15th

Village Green

Taking the Rein out of Rein Back

I explain how developing any training exercise, we need to offer the information in a way that keeps the horse calm and connected.

I use the “Back-up” to help display this, it helps the rider understand the underlying principle of breaking an exercise down into smaller understandable pieces of information for the horse, and then recombining them together to create the whole picture. It teaches the rider the concept coined by Ray Hunt, Feeling OF their horse, feeling FOR their horse and then the horse and rider FEELING together.

I explain the two opposing principles of using a photo approach to training as opposed to creating a solid picture with a jigsaw puzzle approach. Using the photo principle creates the basics but all too often we use photoshop to gloss over all the important little things and are taking another picture and moving on to the next phase of training, before those basics form a basis for the horse to call on with certainty and no confusion.

It also helps give the rider the concept of consistency in training, that starting from the same point each time helps build confidence in their horse and ultimately trust in the rider.

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