specializes in teaching Performance Liberty Horsemanship, combining relationship-based training with high-level performance. His mission is to inspire and educate horsemen and women to better connect with and understand their horses, while both improving their relationship and achieving results.
Includes a freestyle performance, general overview of Luke's program, and Q & A. Demos can be combined with clinics.
If you are serious about improving your connection, understanding, and performance with your horse, Luke offers a unique, in-depth learning experience in his two-week intensive Performance Horsemanship clinics. These clinics are open to a maximum of eight participants, so there is plenty of individualized instruction for each student and horse.
This is a great option for those traveling greater distances,
to get the most out of your time here. During this intensive course, Luke will teach for approximately 6 hours each day, five days a week; two approximately three hour sessions each day, with a lunch break in between.
Topics will include, but are not limited to:
Building connection, focus, and relaxation
Fundamental body control at liberty
Incorporating clicker training / positive reinforcement
Liberty circles and advanced liberty maneuvers, such as:
the bow, lay down, sit up, Spanish walk, liberty spin, cutting game, rear, and more.
Luke's approach for teaching advanced Performance Liberty principles:
posture training, collection, lateral work, lead changes, etc.
During week two, students will also have the opportunity to learn or enhance basic body control under saddle and transferring Performance Liberty principles to ridden work (general horsemanship, bridleless riding, dressage, ranch riding, and reining).
Students are invited to join Luke at any scheduled evening or weekend events, including group trail rides, private lessons, and local clinics or competitions.
Students can also watch and learn from Luke's training sessions with his personal horses here at home, in addition to group sessions with student horses.
One hour private and semi-private (two participants) in-person lessons and virtual lessons using Zoom or live video call (Facebook Messenger)
Click to contact Luke Gingerich Horsemanship to schedule your demo, clinic, or lesson!
Luke's students say it best...
"Luke's ability to immediately adapt to every clinic member's proficiency level and his emphasis on building a firm foundation/relationship with one's horse, is what I liked most about the clinic. This is a state of the art barn run by a top of the line horseman who genuinely cares for his students and their animals. Luke has been blessed with a teaching ability that very few possess."
~ Becky J.
" I had the privilege of working with Luke at one of his two-week intensive Liberty Clinics. I will say it has been one of the best investments for my career. The one on one time makes for the best learning experience as Luke takes you through the steps to building a solid foundation to a quality Performance Liberty relationship between you and your horse. He truly cares about the little things that matter, which only deepens your level of horsemanship and skill level. He takes you where you are at with your horse and helps to guide you and give you the right tools to obtain the goals you are reaching for with your horse by breaking things down so they are easy to understand. He makes you feel successful and treats each person and their horse fairly.
He challenges you and really helps you see the amazing possibilities you can achieve with your horse. His quality of teaching horsemanship is next level and
I truly believe he is the best in the business at Performance Liberty.
If you are looking for quality Liberty training with a high level of horsemanship and integrity, I would high recommend attending and intensive Liberty Clinic with Luke!"
"Thank you Luke for the extended lesson. Lots to work on! I didn’t have a chance to say, that after preparing for this first demo I have a totally new respect for what you guys do and an even deeper respect for how connected your horses are to you through it all. I love your empathy towards them and your students."
"When I signed up for a two-week intensive Performance Horsemanship clinic, I was questioning why I did it. I was at a place in my life, where I was ready to give up on having a profession with horses and it made no sense to spend more money on furthering my training. As Flicka and I started working together, I started to feel a level of connection that I always knew was possible, but had only felt glimpses of before.
Not only do I now have an amazing relationship with Flicka that I am excited about taking to the highest level possible, I also have so many answered questions about my future and what walking in my destiny can look like.
Luke, thank you for being willing to share your wisdom and your journey with us. Thank you for believing that I have what it takes, when I was struggling to believe it myself. Thank you for answering all my questions so patiently. Never forget that you are amazing and the world is a better place because you are in it."
"This work also builds confidence in the horse and rider for riding. After just beginning (and I mean just scratching the surface of possibilities) I notice a whole new confidence from my horse in me and vice versa! So valuable!"
"You are so good at explaining everything in a way that is easy to understand. I've worked with several other trainers and there are a lot of good horse trainers, but not all of them can also teach people how to teach horses, and you can definitely teach people and horses."
"Luke, every time I work with you and my horses, as well as watch you and your horses, I am always left with this incredible amount of energy to continue fine-tuning the maneuvers I think I know, as well as, moving forward and trying new things. I say this all the time, and will continue to say it...you are an amazing person, horseman, and teacher. You have such a special way about you that is patient, inspiring, dedicated, and passionate. You have stuck with me through the past couple of years, and have helped me grow into the horsewoman I am today. For that, I cannot even begin to express how thankful I am."
"It was so much more than two weeks of liberty training. There were all the discussions around mindset, motivation, and how things we struggle with in other parts of our lives can affect how we approach the connection-based training we work with. There was certainly no shortage of jokes and and happy, fun moments to balance out the serious conversations.
If you ever have the opportunity to learn from Luke, I'm here to tell you, don't hold back. It will be worth every second and penny you invest, if you're willing to put in the work. He is extraordinary teacher, very patient, and always super open to your questions and ideas. I'm constantly inspired by you, Luke, not just because of the work you do, but because of the way you interact with your horses and with people. The standard of kindness and integrity you hold yourself to makes me want to strive to do better. Thank you so much. We can't wait to come back!
"When Prince got home, he had a whole new level of confidence in himself and his self-carriage improved immensely. Not to mention his focus and connection has improved so much! This clinic was honestly the best decision I've ever made, not to mention the amazing people I met as well!"
"Luke, my heartfelt thanks for the awesome week I had at the intensive performance clinic. Luke's generous spirit and willingness to share his knowledge was an epitome. My new found knowledge and point of view from my week spent there is helping to make me more flexible in how I see and communicate with my horse. Each day a little stronger as I become more comfortable with it all. I am becoming more measured, more intentional, more thoughtful, and I hope to one day be able to show you our progress. Many thanks for all your kindness."
" I just want to thank you for sharing your knowledge, passion, and inner feel with all of us.
It is a difficult industry and I believe you are one of the few that are doing it for the right reasons.
I truly hope we can work together again. Stay humble and kind, my friend."