Holistic Horse Training

Why Holistic Horse Training, very simply, good riding is not enough. To put it in the words of Walter Zettl: “It is our duty to make the unnatural life with us easier for our horse by providing it with appropriate accommodation and giving it enough time in training to understand our aids. We may approach the performance limit, but never go beyond it, and the error should never be looked for with the horse, but primarily with us. Especially, we must see it as an equal partner, which requires mutual respect and trust.” I am offering a holistic approach. Every horse and every person is unique. Environment, personal history, physical abilities, diseases and other factors affect humans and horses alike. I can thus do justice to each horse–rider pair only with a bespoke training that takes these influences into account. I train according to the principles of classical riding in Légèreté. This excludes any coercive means and any use of force. For me, there is no dividing line between good classical riding and good horsemanship. That’s why a good relationship and communication with the horse are just as important to me as providing the horse with a health-promoting gymnastics that enables it to easily bear the rider’s weight. If you have a good mutually trusting relationship, then you can expand in all directions because everything fits together. Every horse needs a basic gymnastics to develop muscles to carry the rider. But the way to achieve this is not the same for every horse. My main focus is on straightness, balance restoration or balance improvement under the saddle as well as muscle building, in consideration of a physiologically correct back activity. I am training horses from the base up to high Level. For more than 20 years, I have also been helping so-called problem horses to find joy and quality of movement under the rider again. My work with horses has been greatly influenced by my osteopathy studies, and I also support horses with strong physical problems and offer rehabilitation training with relaxation exercises and physiotherapy as well as targeted workout, so the horse can permanently give up any relieving postures and/or poor postures. For me, jumping as an advanced gymnastics is just as important in the training of horses as liberty work to improve the relationship and vice versa. I thus offer: - Dressage training (mainly) - Seat lessons - Weightless training (groundwork, lungeing, work in hand) - Relationship training regarding to ethology and learn theory - Jumping (as an advanced gymnastics) - Liberty work (only with good existing basis) - Rehabilitation (gladly in cooperation with other therapists) - Horse analysis (conformation assessment, gait analysis, mobility testing of the joints, osteopathy)
Holistic Horse Training
©2017 Holistic Horse Training
Holistic Horse Training

Holistic Horse Training

Why Holistic Horse Training, very simply, good riding is not enough. To put it in the words of Walter Zettl: “It is our duty to make the unnatural life with us easier for our horse by providing it with appropriate accommodation and giving it enough time in training to understand our aids. We may approach the performance limit, but never go beyond it, and the error should never be looked for with the horse, but primarily with us. Especially, we must see it as an equal partner, which requires mutual respect and trust.” I am offering a holistic approach. Every horse and every person is unique. Environment, personal history, physical abilities, diseases and other factors affect humans and horses alike. I can thus do justice to each horse–rider pair only with a bespoke training that takes these influences into account. I train according to the principles of classical riding in Légèreté. This excludes any coercive means and any use of force. For me, there is no dividing line between good classical riding and good horsemanship. That’s why a good relationship and communication with the horse are just as important to me as providing the horse with a health-promoting gymnastics that enables it to easily bear the rider’s weight. If you have a good mutually trusting relationship, then you can expand in all directions because everything fits together. Every horse needs a basic gymnastics to develop muscles to carry the rider. But the way to achieve this is not the same for every horse. My main focus is on straightness, balance restoration or balance improvement under the saddle as well as muscle building, in consideration of a physiologically correct back activity. I am training horses from the base up to high Level. For more than 20 years, I have also been helping so-called problem horses to find joy and quality of movement under the rider again. My work with horses has been greatly influenced by my osteopathy studies, and I also support horses with strong physical problems and offer rehabilitation training with relaxation exercises and physiotherapy as well as targeted workout, so the horse can permanently give up any relieving postures and/or poor postures. For me, jumping as an advanced gymnastics is just as important in the training of horses as liberty work to improve the relationship and vice versa. I thus offer: - Dressage training (mainly) - Seat lessons - Weightless training (groundwork, lungeing,                              work in hand) - Relationship training regarding to ethology and     learn theory - Jumping (as an advanced gymnastics) - Liberty work (only with good existing basis) - Rehabilitation (gladly in cooperation with other   therapists) - Horse analysis (conformation assessment, gait     analysis, mobility testing of the joints,   osteopathy)
©2017 Holistic Horse Training