Tag: horse

Springtime!

Spring is coming to Warsaw, finally! I grew up in the south west of Germany where winters are very short and mild, so the winter in Warsaw, even if it’s a relatively warm one like this year, feels like an eternity of frost to… Continue Reading “Springtime!”

“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… Continue Reading ““The horse has to work!””

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… Continue Reading “8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Seat”

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… Continue Reading “My Horse, My Touch-Stone”

The First Ten Days: Dreams Come True

Since ten days I am an intern, again. This time at Marius Schneider’s stable “Gestüt Moorhof” in Germany. Three words: I love it! Stable work is stable work, where ever you do it, and, of course, I would rather stay in bed when my alarm… Continue Reading “The First Ten Days: Dreams Come True”

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… Continue Reading “Another Horse Adventure. Off to Marius Schneider!”

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… Continue Reading “My Internship at Bent Branderup’s Stable Lindegaard, Denmark”

Magic Moment in the Sun

Today, for the first time, Nazir let me sit beside him while he was lying down. So amazing! I should mention that I never see him lie on the paddock or in his box, and he never rolls when I’m standing close by. Which… Continue Reading “Magic Moment in the Sun”

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.… Continue Reading “Improving Canter”

Warm Days in January (Stable Zen 4)

You know you live in Poland when you’re calling five degrees Celsius warm… With the weather turning colder again, I want to share some pictures I took last week on a sunny, warm January day. We’re having a mild winter this year, more rain… Continue Reading “Warm Days in January (Stable Zen 4)”

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