Natural horsemanship part 2: Understand the body language of the horse



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Learning to read the body language of your horse. What do the ears, mouth, neck and head posture say about my horse? Raised ears do not always mean bad mood, the overall impression is crucial. Jenny and Peer explain to you what your horse expresses with his body language and why it pays to re-observe this consistently in every situation.

Safe, insecure, extroverted, introverted - being able to understand your horse. Of course, there is no black or white, but Jenny and Peer show some categories that meet again and again in a variety of horses. They help you to find out what kind of character your horse has and how to build a deeper connection to him.

Now it's about putting the characteristics together and interpreting them correctly. Not all slow horses are introverted, for example. Jenny and Peer will show you which way of working is best for which type of horse. Knowing your horse a little bit better can make a big difference!

You will learn in this video:

  • How to learn to read the body language of your horse
  • What are the characteristics to focus on to understand the personality of your horse
  • How to work with horses according to their personality

Further videos in this series:

 

Jenny Wild & Peer Claßen

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.

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