Category: Training

Another Horse Adventure. Off to Marius Schneider!

In a few days I will start another internship, this time at Marius Schneider’s place Gestüt Moorhof in Germany. It all happened very fast! Last days, I thought a lot about how to continue, how to learn more, how to gain enough knowledge and…

My Internship at Bent Branderup’s Stable Lindegaard, Denmark

A little over a year ago I walked into Bent Branderup’s riding arena for the first time. Once a month, Bent presents his horses and his training method during public evening work. I remember him standing in front of the arena with a cup of…

Improving Canter

Having canter problems? Read how I’m helping Frisian-mix Weto improve his canter on the lunge. I love my horse’s canter. It’s like sitting on a rocking chair. The transition from trot is smooth and he is easy to control at all times. TataTAM, TataTAM….

Liberty: Only the Truth Remains

“Because, as a rule, the horse must take pleasure in his work. Otherwise, he and his rider will not be able to accomplish anything graceful.” Antoine de Pluvinel   Weto is a great horse for liberty training. He pays attention, reacts to my body…

Stretching Forward-Down: A Little Exercise with Big Effects

Stretching forward-down is probably one of the easiest and yet most useful exercises in horse training. The little exercise produces great results and can provide a good starting point for a human-equine relationship based on mutual trust, politeness, and cooperation. Most of us have…

In Between the Years. Where Do I Go From Here?

The time between Christmas and New Year has always been a special time for me. The old year is not quite over and the new year hasn’t begun yet. It’s a sort of ‘in between’. As every year, I use these still, almost magical…

Close Your Eyes and Feel: Training Day with Marius Schneider

Before Christmas I had my first training day with Marius Schneider, a licensed Bent Branderup Trainer in the Academic Art of Riding. My short summary: just WOW. So far I’ve been studying the Academic Art of Riding from books and online video courses, but of…

How Can We Help Horses to Get Over Traumatic Experiences?

A question that I have asked myself lately. Since my own horse is still recovering from surgery, my friend has kindly allowed me to work with her horse, Weto, a beautiful half-Frisian. I know Weto for more than a year. He is very kind,…

At the Horse Clinic, Again.

It’s been a while since I wrote the last blog entry. Drafting this one is somewhat of a challenge, not because I don’t know what to write about, but because I’m sitting on a straw bale in Nazir’s box at the clinic, and he,…

A New Hope: My Horse Is Undergoing Surgery Today

Yesterday I brought Nazir to the clinic where he is undergoing surgery today, actually right now, as I am writing this. As you might already know, Nazir developed an arthritis in his right stifle. In December, the vet said that an old injury probably…

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