CommunEquest strives to create an environment where we can all flourish to be our best selves. It’s a community of equestrians who are on a quest to expand our impact in a positive way on each other through communication and connection.
Relationships with horses is an involved and dedicated process, as are the best human relationships. Many personal qualities are needed for such horsemanship to flourish; such as humility, self control, integrity, trust, responsibility, and self confidence to name a few.
Understanding ourselves or developing our self identity directly impacts our ability to flourish. Developing this sense of individual wellness and behavioral health helps create relationships with substance and value. The horse, human relationship has a unique ability to help us through this process, while reflecting and growing our character.
CommunEquest cares about the safety and wellbeing of horses and humans and strives to build a braver horse and rider; where the rider is a benevolent leader. Emphasis is on safety and establishing a progressive learning environment tailored to the unique needs of every horse and rider.
Dana "doesn't assume anything. She trains rider and horse with patience, reasoning, and reinforcement in a timely and encouraging manner. If you have the fortune of crossing her path, walk along with her for a while and enjoy the journey.”
Within the horse training process Dana focus's on a balanced horse that is trained with the practical skills necessary for any job presented to him be it a competitive working cow horse, dressage, ranch or a safe gentle trail horse.
Dana Szegedy experience and education is dynamic and diverse in the equine industry. She started as a child working in exchange for riding lessons as a english rider; and rode in 4-H and the United States Pony Club. Where she rode as a three-day eventer, and hunter. She also worked on a farm where they drove teams and used horse power for much of their farming needs.
As a teen she started working on cattle ranches stocked with well over a 1,000 head. Day working on ranches from MT to ID, AZ, NM, CO and UT has given her many years and miles in the saddle. Within these years she was able to ride at University of Findlay English Equestrian program and gain her level 3 in Parelli Natural Horsemanship in western riding.
Dana doesn’t care to name drop, and the list is too long to share but she has studied under or worked for many Cowboy and Cowgirl Hall of Fame inducties, International Horsemanship educators, Multi Million dollar riders and regularely continues advancing her education with the best the industry has to offer.
She has also acquired her membership as an Equine Specialist in EAGALA, and is certified as an instructor in english and western riding with Certified Horsemanship Association.
In more recent years Dana has been competing and developing her earnings in URCHA and NCHA. She continues to teach others, train horses, sell a few, and fit in a few clinics throughout the country.