Observations

Observations

Exploring the Basics Like any other relationship, before you start working with a new horse you need to get to know each other. I start by “Hanging Out”, spend time in the paddock and Observe. Two weeks ago a new horse arrived at our place, she will be a part of our...
Exploring the Basics

Exploring the Basics

Exploring the Basics Exploring the Basics We often see these beautiful images and videos of Piaf’s, Canter Pirouettes, School halts and Levade’s. For some this is inspiring, for others it is daunting. Interestingly, these exercises make up only 10% of a training...

Neutral Observations

I have all but one of my lessons with Jossy Reynvoet and Bent Branderup from my last trip to Europe on video.Back home watching the video’s my first reaction was disappointed.  I could not believe how bad I was “performing”. Why was I so out of balance, why could I...

Gymnastic Groundwork

I was asked by the owner of this beautiful mare to help her with Gymnastic Groundwork. Through some unfortunate injuries in the paddock a few years back, she has some problems in her hind quarters. Gymnastic Groundwork is a great way to help the horse to become more...

Head movement

After coming back from Jossy Reynvoet I am paying a lot more attention to the side to side movement of the head. Especially in the Ground work and Longing.It is very easy to block this movement with your hands. By blocking this movement you can interrupt the movement...