Trainers Program

Enrolment is limited to 6 students, for the 6x 1-week training sessions, over 2 years. Each session will be separated by an approx. 3 months. This will allow trainers time to absorb all that they have been working on and time to clarify those things in their own mind that they’ll need to “perfect”. Keeping class sizes small allows Sandi to work more one on one with each student allowing more quality time. It is Sandi’s goal is to offer an amazing and emotionally healthy environment to train in. With the other students to work with and practice with, you will get a well-rounded education. This is your chance to open up enormous opportunities to you and your world for a completely new way of making a new way of living and training.

The Select Trainers course also covers problem solving, for all of the everyday problems we all face in the Equine Industry. Trainers will work through the program as if you are starting a young horse’s initial training all the way through to the higher-level performance for the more competitive rider.

The extra bonus to this individual program is that you get to re-invent yourself through your own journey of self-development with Sandi’s specialist

Self-improvement and coaching.

This training program is a very Intense, informative and rewarding experience that requires a lot of dedication and commitment both personally and financially. 

Please see attached the 6 phases but keep in mind that it is a general overview as all the training is too much too put in print but will be shared throughout the program.

For Application Forms:

Please email Lee:  lee@davidsimons.com.au

All applicants will be screened as this is an exclusive training program

COST: $9900 inc GST (payment plans available)
Approx. 5 Days per component
All venues to be confirmed in each state….
Accom / Stabling TBA (is at your cost)

The Topics That Will Be Covered:

Round Pen Work- understanding the first 20 steps

Teaching the “come to you cue” and “turn and face you cue”

Halter breaking without stress

The first saddling

The first 90 days of starting out a horse

Building the right attitude for a “willing partner”

Working with the aggressive horse

Fixing head shy horses and ear clipping without a fight

Advanced level leading and building the “go forward cue’

How to break a horse from pulling back and teaching to stand tied

Trailer Loading

Rope work and its’ importance to suppleness

Handling the feet for the farrier

Softening the shoulders and how to use shoulders to improve ground manners

Controlling the speed of the inside shoulder

Understanding the drive line

Reverse arc circles and their importance

Side-passing and diagonals made easy

Elevating the shoulders through the withers

Keeping the horse straight

Starting the turnaround

Controlling the speed of all gaits

Disengagement and hip work

Engaging the hindquarters and using them to get the horse collected

Building the straight stop and starting the slide

Picking up the correct lead and simple changes made easy

Controlling the emotions of both the horse and the rider

Handling problems such as scary objects

How to give the best lesson, you will work with actual clients to improve your teaching

You will work with Sandi in at least one clinic and understand the basics of giving a clinic

Refining shoulder work

Building ribcage softness

Collection made simple and understanding how to make a supple horse

Perfecting diagonals

Full pass and half pass

Straightness in your stops

Using shoulders for speed control and how to elevate the shoulders

Spins

Rollbacks

Counter Canter Work

Speed Control

Softer and more advanced hip work

Engaging the hindquarters in more complex maneuvers

Leads made easier

Simple and flying lead changes

Getting the hip involved in your stop

Building your slide in relaxed steps

Controlling the speed through the drive line

Setting the pivot point in your spin

Understanding and using the hip for speed in the spin

Backing exercises to strengthen hindquarters

How to use the back up in your training program

The importance of the riders’ collection and the horses’ collection

How leg cues really work and understanding why they are so important

Learning how to ride “active” rather than “reactive”

How to start riding bridle less

The importance of setting goals

Business planning and finding your specialty niche

Learning and understanding what business options are available

Learning the art of consulting

Improving your people skills

How to teach others more effectively and with less conflict

Marketing your website

Perfecting your leadership skills

Discovering how to speak in public confidently

Gaining confidence in all areas of working with the public

How you can help build confidence in others

Conducting the perfect clinic

How to contract clinics from beginning to end

Acquiring sponsors and how to keep them

Learn how:

to communicate with your horse

the horse thinks and subsequently learns

to sit right and how to use your hands correctly

to use your legs to cue the horse

to walk, trot and lope your horse

to do flying lead changes, spins and rollbacks

to do a collected stop and slide

to haul a horse and how to take care of a horse you are hauling

to trail ride safely

SELECT TRAINERS

STARTING PHASE

DEVELOP 

Attention 

Emotions

Response

Confidence

Trust

Manners

Respect

Muscle Groups

LESSON

Round Pen

Halter

Stand Still

Sack out

Catching

Leading

Bridling

Saddling

1st Rides

Movement

Tie Up

Give to Bit

 

BASIC TRAINING: GROUNDWORK

DEVELOP

Cues

Aids

Understanding

Control

Safety

Softness

Emotions

Suppleness

LESSON

Hip Cue

Leading

Go Forward Cue

Head Down Cue

Developing Softness

Shoulder Control

Halter Training

Spook Control

Yield To Pressure

Float Loading

Connecting Reins to Feet

Lunging

BASIC TRAINING: RIDDEN

DEVELOP

Mounted Cues

Mounted Aids

Control

Safety

Concentration

Calm

Steering

Relaxation

LESSON

Hip Cue

Give to Bit

Connect Reins

Calm Down Cue

Steering

Go Forward / Stop

Soft Contact

Shoulder Control

ESTABLISHMENT TRAINING

DEVELOP

Contact

Balance

Control

Precision

Calmness

Consistency

Physical Development

LESSON

Circle Work / Cones

Basic Gymnastics

Consistent Contact

Head Carriage

Trail Work

Speed Rhythm

Lead and Cues

Transitions

SKILLS TRAINING

DEVELOP

Refinement

Collection

Flexion

Extension

Calmness

Softness

Suppleness

Response

Balance

LESSON

Collection / Extension

Transitions

Flying Changes

Side Pass\Piaffe\Passage

Perfect Circles

Soft and Supple

Balance

HORSE HANDLING / PROBLEM SOLVING

DEVELOP

Attention

Control

Safety

Avoid Problems

Response

No Fuss Handling

Problem Solving

LESSON

Floating

Clipping

Catching

Stallion Handling

Leading

Shoeing

Drenching

Manners

X Race Horses

Head Shy

Rearing

Biting

Bucking

Shying

Kicking

This course is something new and designed for women who want to learn it all! Don’t wait too long to make your reservation, only 6 riders accepted!!!  This is also an individualized course that works with each person at their level pushing them further than they ever thought they could go in their Horsemanship.