David Lichman

David Lichman is a 5-Star Master Parelli Professional with a specialty in Liberty Horses.  He has performed in shows all across the continent with his three-horse act, which includes bridle-less riding and riding to music.  He is the creator of Liberty Outside the Round Pen, a Parelli Mastery Series release. In this 4-DVD set (also available as streaming video), David gives step-by-step instructions on building a connection that resists distractions, enabling students to play at Liberty with exuberance in large open areas.

 During this time of restricted travel, David is offering Video-Coaching Group Workshops.  Come sit in the Gallery, watch, listen and post questions for two hours, as David advises and coaches several students on their individual video submissions. During the event he will share the student videos - stopping, starting and highlighting relevant sections while discussing with the student his thoughts and suggestions.  Live Q&A throughout

David lives in California with his wife, two children, nine horses, three dogs, four cats and dozens of chickens, pigeons and canaries.  Visit his web site for information on educational materials, courses and long-distance video coaching.  David is a strong supporter of Equine Therapy for all humans, but especially for veterans returning from service.

David Lichman

David's 2022 Presentations

Teaching Your Horse to Bow (Kompliment) Safely and Calmly - 18 min. 39 sec. Day 1 Horsemanship

The physical movement is quite simple, but for many horses, bowing down on one knee can be a vulnerable and scary place.  With the use of Positive Reinforcement and very small approximations, horses can learn to “Take a Bow” comfortably, and even enjoy doing it!

How I Combine Positive Reinforcement Training (R+) with Natural Horsemanship to Create Fast Learners Filled with Exuberance - 30 min. 1 sec. Day 2 Horsemanship

The principles of Behavioral Psychology applied to horses - identifying the 6 Operant Techniques used to train any animal, and how to make good choices about which to use with your horse, and when.