Tag: equestrian

Groundwork: Making Me a Better Human

Groundwork is a great chance to develop the relationship with our horse. While just hanging out and getting to know the horse in his daily life and his interaction with other horses is the absolute foundation, groundwork is a more goal oriented communication.  There… Continue Reading “Groundwork: Making Me a Better Human”

Training today’s horse

 Today Weto was very distracted. It was a rather cold and windy day and short snow showers came and went. Bushes and trees were moving, a squirrel jumped from bush to bush, a pheasant was making a ruckus close by, some birds looked for… Continue Reading “Training today’s horse”

The importance of creating aids for longing

One of the smartest things you can do for your training is spending a lot of time on the groundwork and riding aids.  When we don’t establish these aids well, we get to a “reactive” kind of riding, where we push a little here… Continue Reading “The importance of creating aids for longing”

Seeing horse training as a conversation

For me, the academic art is like a conversation topic between me and my horses and also between me and my students. The way I see it, the academic art is not only about side movements and collection, in fact these are at times… Continue Reading “Seeing horse training as a conversation”

What were your lessons in 2020? What are your goals for 2021?

Don’t be afraid, this is not another coaching -post. I believe you are absolutely capable of living your live well 😉 Too many of the post that are around try to make us feel as if we are lacking something, and they try to… Continue Reading “What were your lessons in 2020? What are your goals for 2021?”

Academic Art of Riding at Liberty

When I work at liberty with Weto, I don’t want this to be “another thing to perfect”, if you know what I mean…  Weto is a rather introverted horse, so at liberty, I encourage him to express himself. I don’t want to nag him… Continue Reading “Academic Art of Riding at Liberty”

Are you living in an equestrian “filter bubble”?

From the beginning of my journey in the academic art, I appreciated that I was treated as a grown up. The training came as an offer, as an inspiration, but I was the one who chose what to take, on what to focus, and… Continue Reading “Are you living in an equestrian “filter bubble”?”

Building a good Basis: Thoughts About Education Steps

A horse’s (and rider’s) education should be build up step by step. We need a clear starting point from which we can add more and more details, so that we know where to begin and don’t just start in the middle. We also need a… Continue Reading “Building a good Basis: Thoughts About Education Steps”

Thoughts about Leading

The other day I observed a young woman and her horse. She took it out of the (sandy) paddock and walked towards the stables. She marched in front, chatting with her friend who groomed her horse some meters away, and didn’t look much at… Continue Reading “Thoughts about Leading”

Accepting the Character of Your Horse

For me, the secret for a good relationship with a horse is a bit like the one for a good marriage: you accept each other the way you are.  You meet the (wo)man of your dreams, you fall in love, you get married, you… Continue Reading “Accepting the Character of Your Horse”

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