Seeing or Hearing it Again for the First Time

Teaching clinics - traveling to barns, and working with other trainers and their students, as well as engaging the people auditing, is something he finds very rewarding.

There are many times when an instructor looks at a horse/rider combination on a regular basis and recognizes multiple issues. “Where do you begin, what should you fix first” are questions that many instructors ask themselves. Having an outside instructor look at the issues from a new angle can be invaluable not only to the rider but to the instructor as well. There are times when an instructor explains to a student changes that need to be made, only to be misconstrued or not understood. The instructor exhausts the number of ways they know how to explain the adjustment to no avail, leaving everyone frustrated. When Brad Cutshall teaches a clinic and explains to a student the same thing that his or her full-time trainer has been trying to say using different phrases or words, it is at times as if they are seeing or hearing it again for the first time. Brad listens closely to other top equine instructors to gain a fresh idea or a new way of saying the same thing. Recognizing what critical issues are occurring, and having the ability to convey needed changes in as many ways as possible, is in many people's opinion the thing that makes an instructor or clinician a cut above the rest.

From training challenges to showing to socializing at horse events, the constant theme is to keep it fun. Brad knows the investment of time and money that goes into the education of horses and riders, and is committed to making the dressage experience successful.  His approach to the sport is refreshing, especially since competitive success is not compromised by this creed but enhanced by it.

His skill in uncovering the basis of problems and treating horses as individuals enables him to formulate training strategies for his students that keep them progressing between clinics. Sound theories, realistic application and a true love for the art of dressage has made him a popular clinician and trainer.

Brad travels for clinics as his schedule allows. His fun positive and attitude, and extraordinary communication skills makes Brad's Clinics a joy for the participants and the host. Clinics are held at multiple locations throughout the country.  Please contact us to schedule a clinic or to participate in the next clinic near you.


“Other clinicians that have come to our area seem to enhance the mysteries of dressage rather than simplifying them. When Brad teaches he uses a clear and understandable system so that when you train one horse and then get on the next horse you can produce the same positive results. Brad makes dressage very fun and understandable.”  Joan Rich

“I have gone to so many clinics with upper level clinicians and they tell you to do this and do that and do something else and then the lesson is over and you are left wondering what was I trying to accomplish? With Brad everything has a purpose and he explains what you're doing and what you are trying to accomplish, so at the end of the lesson you have something to go home and work on, with a clear understanding of what you are working towards.” Beth Smith DVM

"Learning timing and feel are the two most difficult and most fundamental elements in dressage."

Getting Started

Landmark Farms offers a comprehensive program for both horse and rider. We have many training options available. We are able to handle all of your needs whether you would like to improve your position or are aiming for high level FEI competition.
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Dressage Training

The key to our success has been finding out how the horse prefers to work, and what makes them happiest. This involves getting them comfortable in their training and, equally important, their mind and body. If your horse is comfortable and happy, they will not only work for you but with you. (Read more).

Wellness and Therapy

Landmark farms offers the greater equine community of horse owners and trainers a unique level of service, that until recently, was unavailable locally.

From high performance equine athletes to back yard pets, we are here to service your needs. Whether your horse requires therapy, rehabilitation, pain management or fitness, our professional and coordinated approach to equine sports medicine will restore your horse to its maximum potential. (Read more).






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