Amazing thing that is called life. I had made an agreement with the birds, and year after year they leave me my cherry. I have got a huge cherry tree and our agreement is that all cherrys that I can reach are mine. And the rest of the fruit is all for the birds. approximately … Continue reading Agreements.
Probably everybody knows the importance of training your horse to de-spook at scary objects. But how about you? How spooky are you yourself?
Life will be understood living backwards. How believes and thoughts influence our life and therefore our horses. Diving in my own history there are so many keys to be found the horses gave to me. Continue reading....
The best way to learn and develop yourself is absolutely to have a good trainer who helps you from the ground. Unfortunately I simply do not have access to a trainer of my choice at home. Bent Branderup's video's help me with my theoretical education, and there are more online sources of help. But putting … Continue reading Self reflexions.
We had a windy day, and we did some confidence building. My horses live on 2,5 hectare pasture, and their environment is pretty much the same all the time. Not so much room for mental stimulation. I want to have confident horses, so I give them possibilities to investigate things. First on safe ground then … Continue reading Playing with the elements, the wind.
Get your dressage horse out of the arena, exercise is essential, but variety is the glue that keeps your training interesting. The Square boxes that I came up with, are a real fitness room for your horse.
This decievenly simple set up,but you can use it like a fitness school for you and your horse. For Csiki it is important to make straight long lines as well. I want to be carefull with her she has sensitive hocks and she is a little overweight. Now I can ride her on the pasture for some cardio, then go over to the boxes and do some concentrated work. To go out again for some happy laps on long rein. Flat work so to say, in walk trot and canter.