Michael is available to be a clinician for your equine event or judge a horse show.
Clinics are generally organized by a host farm or horseclub. At a clinic, participants and spectators learn a variety of techniques with hands on help. The idea is that when you return home, you practice the concepts you learned. Stallions or unstarted horses at clinics are not recommended. The advantage of attending a clinic is that you have another set of “eyes” observing you. A clinician can see things in your actions that you may not be able to feel.
Horse judging requires a general background in horses. Horses can be judged in a show, on an individual basis, or in a contest. Judges form an opinion or estimation about each horse. In order to form a valid opinion, judges must know the criteria used to judge horses and be able to recognize conformational faults. Criteria can vary depending upon the breed of horse, the type of horse show class, and the type of horse show entered. Horse show judging is beneficial to anyone involved in purchasing horses for personal use.