Daniel Dauphin is a horseman from Lafayette, Louisiana, with a passion for training horses using horsemanship skills he learned from mentors. His website and social media are listed below.
We discuss various topics, including what drives us to become better horsemen, how to become a leader and overcome fear and how we connect with horses.
Daniel also used engineering (math and physics) to describe how bits work and has produced a video series on this subject available for you to download. This series gives a better understanding and a clear perspective on how bits should be used. For example, suppose you are against using a bit in horses; that’s OK. This is not about what happens if you use a bit and how you can avoid damage to the horse when you do—the series is worth the investment for many other reasons.
Daniel travels throughout the country, giving clinics to any discipline and age group. He also analyzes videos of riders with their horses to discover where connections can be improved.
I enjoyed Daniel’s perspective on the relationships we can achieve with our horses without using aggressive tactics but rather through intelligent communications. It was a joy to find a like-minded person who works with horses. The point of this, of course, is to help others understand what we are blessed to do every day – to connect with horses deeply to earn trust, confidence and respect. I hope you enjoy this interview as well as I did. Doc T
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