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.