David Dobson is responsible for the daily running of Dobson Equestrian, including training and lessons.
Dobson Equestrian facilities are second to none, offering individual care for your equine partner. The staff at Dobson Equestrian are trained in stable management and work under the careful guidance of David.
As a Coach
It is our vision as equestrian coaches to provide students with a safe and rewarding environment in which to develop their riding skills. From Beginner through to advanced levels we want to reinforce to students that they need to develop an understanding with the horse as this is essential in achieving a successful partnership. This process helps to reinforce life skills. Students develop important character traits such as confidence decisiveness and pride as well as the ability to handle oneself with maturity in stressful or pressured situations.
We believe that students should advance at their own rate and without the pressure to compete unless that is their own desire. Competition quickly advances the skills of horse and rider alike. If a competitive path is chosen we strive to teach our students that gauging success is better applied to the improvement in the horse-rider team than by comparisons of oneself with others. We want our students to develop their strengths improve on their weaknesses and judge their success on these improvements.
Competitive riding is a balance of a riders training and ability, their horse’s training and their horse’s natural ability.
As a Trainer
Just like people horses learn at their own rate and need individualised programs in order to maximize their abilities. We ask a lot of our equine partners and they in turn should be treated with the utmost of care and respect. We customise each horse’s training program to suit the horses temperament and build confidence in the horse so that it will perform to the best of it’s ability. We want to keep the horse healthy happy and confident so that it can have a successful and lasting career
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