Category: Training

Clinic with Marius Schneider in Warsaw, 22.-23. April 2017

I still owe you the photos from our wonderful course with Marius Schneider, 22.-23.04.2017!!! First of all thank you so much Marius for coming to us ❤ I know you have more requests for courses than you have weekends, so I really really appreciate…

Lightness vs. Softness

When we talk about “lightness” we refer to the horse’s body, to the level of intensity with which we would like to give aids. Softness, however, refers to the horse’s mind. The horse can be light on the aids and yet not be fully…

Under Pressure: Human Ambition and Horse Training

Most of us would like to achieve something in our horse training. We would like to improve a gait, refine an exercise, or learn the next one. Quite often, when I speak to horse people, I hear “I want my horse to do X”,…

Horsefulness Liberty Training Program by Karine Vandenborre

If you follow my blog you know that training my horse Nazir is not always a Sunday walk in the Park. By now, I know that I have sometimes failed to interpret his behaviour correctly in the past and that I would like to develop a…

Working Student for Bent Branderup… Part 2

From 8-24th of August I helped out as a working student at Bent Branderup’s place in Denmark. And I fell in love with a pony.   On a holiday in Denmark, me and my husband took the opportunity to attend Bent’s public evening on…

When a horse decides to give you his best

About two months ago, I started to notice that something was different in my training with Weto. At first I didn’t know what it was, only that I stopped every training session with a grin on my face. Then one day on the way…

Very Necessary Update ;)

So much has happened since the beginning of the year. I spent the month of February being a working student for Marius Schneider Since I came back I have started to train Weto on a daily basis (the horse of Karolina, also known as…

“The horse has to work!”

The horse has to work is a sentence I seem to come across frequently, on Facebook just as much as in life. What is the actual meaning behind this sentence?   Let’s have a look in which context(s) riders and trainers use The horse…

8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Seat

  Want to develop a balanced seat? Here are eight ways of how to do it:   Not iron knees but a good balance keeps the rider on the horse. (François Robichon de la Guérinière (1688-1751)) Ride bareback or with a saddle pad It…

My Horse, My Touch-Stone

This year, I’ve met two of the greatest contemporary classical riders in Europe, Bent Branderup and Marius Schneider. I have started my journey in the academic riding, a journey, which also confronted me with a darker side of myself. With my impatience, ambition, and…