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 2023 Presentations

Teaching the Liberty Spin (Pirouette) -

Breaking down this Circus-style Pirouette into component parts keeps things calm and connected during the learning. (Day 1, 22 min)

How to Use Treats Without Creating a Cookie Monster

Exuberance, willingness, speed-learning and relationship-building are all benefits of using treats as motivators.  In this lesson, you will learn to eliminate these common objections:  "My horse is mugging me”; “My horse gets dominant with me”;  "My horse loses it and only thinks about the cookies”. (Day 2, 26 min)