Jack Curtis

Jack Curtis combines the best of quality horsemanship, classical dressage, and centered riding principles, to advance horses and their partners to new heights. Growing up in southeast WI, he was starting horses under saddle for local breeders by the age of 14. Since 1994, Jack has given lessons, clinics, and demonstrations throughout the US. His ability to articulate his thoughts and ideas has an enormous impact on both his students and their horses. Jack will help you expand your horsemanship in a more meaningful way for both horse and human. He and his wife Paula, who also teaches and trains, are founders of “The Art Of The Horseman” and recently relocated from WI to Jamestown, Tennessee with their two children.

Jack Curtis' Clinics and Lecture

Friday, February 23, 2024

Gaining Confidence With Obstacles
Increase your horses awareness and confidence using proven techniques that help you and your horse gain newfound skills and trust in one another all while having fun! No Outside Riders

Riding Aids and Communication simplified
Jack will explain the why and the how of using your riding aids so you can communicate in a clear and effective way.  No outside riders

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Dressage Done Naturally
True collection and engagement does NOT come from endless circles. Learn new and creative ways to get your horse to willingly offer the beautiful movement you know is inside of him. Creating a willing, playful, balanced partner, no matter the type of saddle you ride in. No outside riders

Riders Foundations – Connection – Communication – Response
Description: Finesse your groundwork and under-saddle work and achieve the next level of lightness. Whether you are already competing at a high level, or are just starting your horse from the ground. Going back to basics can unlock your next level of performance. fun! No Outside Riders 

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Balanced Seat and Stretching
No matter the discipline, many riders struggle with their position, pain, or a horse that does not respond to the aids.  An optimized, and anatomically correct seat creates confidence and allows for clear and consistent communication between rider and horse. Jack will guide you through a series of simple exercises that will allow you to easily discover your own best seat. No outside riders

Connected Mind From Ground to Saddle
Description: Learn the power of mental connection and it’s role in a meaningful relationship with your horse. Mind, Body, Spirit. No Outside Riders