One of the keys to success for riders is keeping their horses mentally fit. Only when our partner is happy and relaxed is the mental framework in place so he can do his best for us.
This is the reason the management of their horses is so important to Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and her brother Benjamin Werndl. Together they run the stable Gut Aubenhausen in Southern Germany. The siblings describe how they balance between competing and the needs of a horse, designed to be constantly grazing. It is also important to them that the horses go out daily, various ways of exercising and feeding that mimics nature as closely as possible. Jessica von Bredow-Werndl explains how vital the quality of the roughage is and how she ensures every horse is given enough hay.
The osteopath, veterinarian, saddler, and farrier all play an essential part in the management of the horse program, they massage their horses themselves before riding, which all adds up to their horses feeling the best they possibly can.
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Jessica von Bredow-Werndl is one of Germany’s up and coming riders. She won the team gold in Tryon last year. She and her brother, Benjamin Werndl, train dressage horses at their stable, Gut Aubenhausen.> more
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