Tag: equine

Can’t get no satisfaction?

At the moment my newsfeed is full of coaching tipps. How to reach your goals, how to make more money, how to improve yourself… There is a whole self-improvement industry and it seems to be doing very well.  It’s in our human nature to… Continue Reading “Can’t get no satisfaction?”

From Spooky Horse to Soulmate

I believe that if we are open for it, every horse will take us on a journey. My journey with Nazir might well be the most important of my life, even though it might not look like that from the outside. It’s a journey… Continue Reading “From Spooky Horse to Soulmate”

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”

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”

Positive or Negative Reinforcement? Some Thoughts About the Use of Pressure.

Lately I have been thinking a lot about the use of pressure in horse training. It seems to me that there are two fractions in the horse world today – those who use pressure and release for training and those who condemn it. And… Continue Reading “Positive or Negative Reinforcement? Some Thoughts About the Use of Pressure.”

My Own Little Stable

As some of you might have noticed, we changed places yet again. This time I hope it’s going to be for longer, because I have rented a little stable myself. Together with my friend Anna, we were already on the lookout for a suitable… Continue Reading “My Own Little Stable”

Reaction vs Response

Whether a horse is reacting or responding to an aid actually makes a big difference in our training. During my first internship at Bent Branderup’s, Christofer Dahlgren spoke to us one evening about the difference between reaction and response, an idea which changed my… Continue Reading “Reaction vs Response”

I See You Now

Bee and the horse

You might have noticed that it was a bit quiet around Nazir and I lately. That’s because I had almost given up. If you have followed my journey, you know that looking for a way how to work with Nazir, and him being totally… Continue Reading “I See You Now”

Why don’t you sell your horse?

…is a question I get every now and again from friends and students. What they all refer to is the fact that Nazir cannot be “used” like other horses. Due to his past and also his physical condition, he simply cannot be trained like… Continue Reading “Why don’t you sell your horse?”

The Power of Praise

The power of praise can not be overestimated! Horses will go out of their way if they feel your honest appreciation and love. Etienne Beudant said “„Demand little, repeat often, praise a lot!“. How can we understand this? First, “demand little” does not mean… Continue Reading “The Power of Praise”

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