Central and North Rural Weekly - - READERS’ PIC / OPINION / THE ROUND-UP -

peo­ple con­sider lib­erty train­ing the holy grail of horse­man­ship, and last week Tas­ma­nian en­thu­si­asts got to learn from renowned in­struc­tor David Lich­man.

Based in the United States, Mr Lich­man in­structed two clin­ics at­tended by about 30 peo­ple on his first visit to Tas­ma­nia.

For Mr Lich­man, grow­ing up as a city kid was no de­ter­rent to get­ting in­volved with horses.

“It’s some­thing that’s in you, and you can’t get rid of,” he said.

“When I was lit­tle I saw the Lone Ranger on TV and that’s when I fell in love with the white horses.”

De­ter­mined to learn as much as he could, Mr Lich­man would clean stalls af­ter school at a lo­cal sta­bles in ex­change for one rid­ing les­son a week. Af­ter a long break from horses, he got mar­ried in 1983 and bought some horses.

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