Learning to understand horses. "We bring people closer to the horse world and horses closer to the human world." This is how Jenny and Peer summarize their work as a teacher of Natural Horsemanship in one sentence. Of course, there is much more to it: understanding the needs of the horse and deepening the relationship with him.
The main exercises of Natural Horsemanship. You will hear three terms over and over again: focus, energy, and timing. In her films, Jenny and Peer show you the exercises that quickly bring people and horses on the same wavelength. You do not have to change everything you've learned so far - it's more about taking a new perspective and better communicating with your horse.
Lex is a somewhat uncertain paint-gelding, his half-sister Amy has Arab blood and you can tell by her behavior. The other seven horses you'll meet in the movies all have their own character and you will learn from each of them. Horsemanship not only is about working with a horse but understanding them and building their training according to their own nature and personality.
Further videos in this series:
Natural horsemanship part 2: Understand the body language of the horse
Natural Horsemanship Part 3: Useful equipment & haltering with feeling
Natural Horsemanship Part 4: Handling of the equipment
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Jenny Wild and Peer Claßen are real equestrians. As trainers of Natural Horsemanship, they teach people to see and understand from the horse's perspective. With their everyday exercises, they help to rediscover and deepen the relationship with the horse.> more
Lunging a horse is not just a way to warm up and loosen horses but a brilliant possibility to educate the horses about the aids and gymnasticize them. Philippe Karl does not believe in side reins or any other auxiliary aid designed to “make a horse round”.
Duration: 07:28 Minutes
Waving flags, spectators with umbrellas and loud music at equestrian competitions - naturally, horses react with their flight instinct in such situations. For riding horses, however, calmness and self-confidence are expected. Consistent groundwork is a good training method to achieve this goal. Before someone deals with the first basic exercises, they first need to know how a horse learns.
Duration: 16:53 Minutes
For Uta Gräf and her husband, Stefan Schneider, fine riding is not only a question of riding technique but the result of the “whole caring package” of husbandry, feeding, and training that keeps the horse healthy and happy. Keeping competition horses in a herd in the field is a fairly unusual practice, as is riding without a standard indoor in summer and especially winter. This video lets us experience Uta Gräf’s training and husbandry concepts.
Duration: 20:13 Minutes
When it comes to horsemanship training, the handling of the equipment sometimes has to be fast: Changing sides, picking up, releasing - managing the whip and the rope. Jenny and Peer will show you how to practice handling the equipment before starting the training with your horse.
Duration: 12:28 Minutes
Philippe Karl sees the Spanish walk as a valuable exercise in the classical training of a horse. It helps gymnasticize the horse and, in combination with the trot work, can help any horse learn a correct Passage.
Duration: 09:24 Minutes