Thanks for making these lessons a safe place for me to be myself! I love that I can tell that I'm a baby and there's no judgement. You are a great mentor and teacher. -Jodie
Dana is a natural teacher. She doesn't assume anything. She trains rider and horse with patience, reasoning, and reinforcement in a timely and encouraging manner. In my lifetime, I have often reflected back on two teachers who significantly affected my life. Now, at the age of 50, I am about to add one more teacher to that list– Dana Szegedy. She has taught me in a few months more than I may have learned in a multitude of years and she will leave me with a desire to progress and learn more. -Jerry
Dana has been one of the best things to happen to me and, most assuredly, the best thing that has happened to my horses. A person with integrity. She lives a life with a greater purpose and aspires to make the world a better place. It is an honorable life she leads which reflects humbleness and grace. Her example has served as an inspiration to me. If you have the fortune of crossing her path, walk along with her for a while and enjoy the journey. -Jane Peterkuski
My sincere than you for sharing your incredible knowledge and kindness with us. I told Brenda that she can look forward to a tremendous long-term opportunity because I can see you haven't even begun to teach all you are capable of teaching, that will take years. And after that time we will likely be starting with a younger horse. Thank you again you are genuinely a gift -Darrell
I’ve been a national trainer for 30+ years and your educational skill are superb. You are organized, knowledgeable and have an ability to communicate with me as a novice horse lover understands.
Dana is without a doubt, one of the most naturally talented and experience talented young persons I have met in 54 years. I have watched her transform nervous and confused horses into content and working animals with a calmness and communication between her and the animal, which many trainers never achieve. I also know from first hand experience, that she is equally as good instruction other folks to ride or work with their horses on a plane they have never reached before. -Bruce Mathews