Jul 11, 2017
On this week's show, we talk to Downunder Horsemanship Professional Clinician Diego Gaona. As many of you may know, I am a big fan of Downunder Horsemanship. My foundation in horsemanship is based on the skills I learned from watching the dvds of Clinton Anderson. As a member of the No Worries Club, I followed the progress of many of the students of the Clinton Anderson Academy and I remember the year Diego Gaona, Jeff Davis, and Luke Lundahl joined the Academy.
The Academy could likely be compared to a horsemanship boot camp. It's 70 weeks long and a big commitment to undertake. Very few students make it to graduation. Diego Gaona made it to the end of his Fundamental certification and decided he wanted more and became a Certified Professional Clinician. Currently, I believe he is only one of five certified at the professional level.
Diego Gaona also gives advice on improving your horsemanship based on his training.
We also give you an update on a test ride we took with our endurance riding friends Paul and Dona Schilling. We traveled to San Antonio Lake in Central California and did a short horse camping trip. We took the horses on a short 3 mile ride the first afternoon. The next day we rode almost 12 miles. We had heart monitors for the horses so we could monitor their fitness level.