About me

Before I could walk, I already sat on horseback. As a child and teenager, I had lessons in dressage, quadrille and jumping from qualified FN (German Equestrian Federation)-trainers. Looking for more horse-friendly methods, I had a go at classical-baroque riding and western riding, where I rode competition, passed a few exams and helped to organised house competitions as a ring steward. After a few years, I mingled my knowledge and became an autodidact, with the pedantic support of my greatest teacher, my former Arabian Horse Samosh. Still searching for more horse-friendly training, my path led me (ca. 2001) to classical riding as taught by Philippe Karl. From 2007 to 2010, I was riding in his Teachers` Course with my Quarter Horse Leroy. I completed the training successfully in January 2010, thus becoming a licensed instructor of the Ecole de Légèreté (Level 3). 2016, I graduated to a Masterteacher and I also give Teachers´Courses in his name in Australia and Canada. To further improve my skills and provide horse and rider with sensible, healthy and biomechanically correct training, I studied at the holistic health centre Equo Vadis from 2012 to 2015. My study had the focus on rehabilitation training for horses and equine osteopathy. Currently, I am working towards the Diploma in Equitation Science. It provides me deep knowedge about ethology, learning theory, biomechanics as well as practical lessons for in hand work and riding. Since 1989, I have been working with different riders and horses. I have since been a student and teacher at the same time. Today, I am an international equine coach and give seminars and courses in five different countries.  (Germany / Australia / New Zealand / USA / Canada). My „riding method“ is the Ecole de Légèreté. Feeling, sound knowledge about horses and common sense are central points if you want to train your horse in a way that fully respects his nature. And I am constantly striving to work on myself on these points. Because I am teaching many riding instructors, I had the idea to teach all of my students as if they were instructors. In fact, every horse owner is an instructor the moment  her/he comes into contact with the horse. I therefore teach my students how to act responsibly, independently and consciously. Melanie Bulmahn
Holistic Horse Training
©2017 Holistic Horse Training
Holistic Horse Training

About me

Before I could walk, I already sat on horseback. As a child and teenager, I had lessons in dressage, quadrille and jumping from qualified FN (German Equestrian Federation)-trainers. Looking for more horse-friendly methods, I had a go at classical-baroque riding and western riding, where I rode competition, passed a few exams and helped to organised house competitions as a ring steward. After a few years, I mingled my knowledge and became an autodidact, with the pedantic support of my greatest teacher, my former Arabian Horse Samosh. Still searching for more horse-friendly training, my path led me (ca. 2001) to classical riding as taught by Philippe Karl. From 2007 to 2010, I was riding in his Teachers` Course with my Quarter Horse Leroy. I completed the training successfully in January 2010, thus becoming a licensed instructor of the Ecole de Légèreté (Level 3). 2016, I graduated to a Masterteacher and I also give Teachers´Courses in his name in Australia and Canada. To further improve my skills and provide horse and rider with sensible, healthy and biomechanically correct training, I studied at the holistic health centre Equo Vadis from 2012 to 2015. My study had the focus on rehabilitation training for horses and equine osteopathy. Currently, I am working towards the Diploma in Equitation Science. It provides me deep knowedge about ethology, learning theory, biomechanics as well as practical lessons for in hand work and riding. Since 1989, I have been working with different riders and horses. I have since been a student and teacher at the same time. Today, I am an international equine coach and give seminars and courses in five different countries.  (Germany / Australia / New Zealand / USA / Canada). My „riding method“ is the Ecole de Légèreté. Feeling, sound knowledge about horses and common sense are central points if you want to train your horse in a way that fully respects his nature. And I am constantly striving to work on myself on these points. Because I am teaching many riding instructors, I had the idea to teach all of my students as if they were instructors. In fact, every horse owner is an instructor the moment her/he comes into contact with the horse. I therefore teach my students how to act responsibly, independently and consciously. Melanie Bulmahn
©2017 Holistic Horse Training