Lorie Duff is an Internationally renowned Canadian Equestrian Trainer & Clinician, a Canadian Provincial Equine Judge, Equine Business Consultant & Motivational Speaker.
Lorie’s philosophy of communication, trust & respect helps establish a safe and solid inter-disciplinary platform that will support and enhance the continued mutual learning of humans and horses that work together. This philosophy has taken her throughout North America & Europe.
One of Lorie’s greatest achievements was to be the “First Ever Western Performer” invited to the RCMP Sunset Ceremonies to showcase the western discipline and to demonstrate her horsemanship Philosophies.
Lorie is currently focusing on expanding now she reaches her clientele and she’s writing an autobiography, “How I Got There, the Journey of a Horsewoman”.
This started her love and passion to become a freelance journalist and opening her up to creating the “Cowgirl Channel of Canada, The Way of the Canadian Cowgirl”. A show featuring Cowgirls from every province of Canada. Woman from the ranching industry to arts and entertainment.
The countless hours spent improving her horsemanship, combined with having an open minded approach to training has given her an insight into how horses think. Lorie is dedicated to always trying to find a better way.
Lorie takes pleasure in the success of others and considers success in helping others her only true gauge of her own success. She has become a mobile unit; traveling to her students and clinics so she is able to help as many people as she can.
Day 1 – How to recognize some signals that horses communicate to us through their body language. In a positive and safe way, helping you get a different perspective on how to “slow down” and “take the time” to respond to the horses body language. To clearly understand your horse on the ground or under saddle we need to slow down, listen and understand our equine partner.
Day 2 – The importance of learning to how to soften. Helping you to understand the importance of softening your approach to your horse, through your mind and your body language. Communicating to your horse clearly and creating confidence in you and your horse. With success on the ground, by taking the time and learning to soften, we gain their trust.
Day 3 – Becoming aware of your progress is proof of your success. All groundwork leads to creating success in ourselves and our horses so we can move to the next step. Helping you gain the confidence you need to progress to the next steps; riding, competing. Stay consistent with how you communicate. Gain your confidence from the consistency in your progress. Create a desire for challenging ourselves to reach higher with our horsemanship goals. In our horsemanship we strive to never give up on our horses, or ourselves.