Voila! Training for dummies
There are no inept horses; there are stupid trainers. All people, coming to a horse for the first time, have one goal - to find mutual understanding with it. A…

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Bridle play
All my horses are drawn to the bridle when I saddle them. The way a horse takes a bridle and snaffle can tell a lot about its attitude to work.…

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Ingrid Klimke on starting work with foals
In the past, coaches often took horses into training, starting with the foal. While the foal grew and developed, he was taught the basic rules, which subsequently greatly facilitated the…

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She is an athlete and it is important

Young horses: work on balance and rhythm

Preparation is everything!

In order to develop a harmonious partnership with the horse, the rider must make sure that all his work is fully justified at every stage of training – from the green horse to the big-horse, serving at international tournaments. Constantly strengthening the foundation and making sure that the horse easily understands the rider’s controls, without a doubt, fear or tension, the rider helps the horse to strengthen his confidence, confidence in himself and him. We need to know for sure that our great-bred horse will always be able to understand us and respond easily and subtly. Continue reading

Earn the respect of your horse

Respect for the horse can not be achieved “automatically”, it does not come from nowhere. It must be earned. The best way to do this is to use the same tactics that horses use to gain respect from each other.

“You seek respect from a horse by moving its legs forward, back, left and right, and always rewarding the slightest attempt to respond correctly,” says Clinton Anderson, a trainer who does not need to be introduced. Continue reading

Bridle play

All my horses are drawn to the bridle when I saddle them. The way a horse takes a bridle and snaffle can tell a lot about its attitude to work. The mouth is the most sensitive place of a horse, so exposure to it allows us to communicate with it at the most subtle level. When I saddle horses, I always pay attention to how they agree to take the bridle. If the horse is embarrassed, I ask myself: what could the horse be offended at the last training session? Is there any source of physical discomfort? Continue reading

Remove the stiffness of the muscles in the girth
Leveraging the muscles in the girth area can cause discomfort to the horse and, consequently, affect the quality of the horse’s work. I want to tell you how to identify…

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Horses and people
Understanding your horse’s personality, combined with your own temperament and skill level, will give you more chances of success in your daily workouts and riding. The purpose of my articles…

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The best you can give a horse is CONFIDENCE
So what can you give your horse? Apples? Carrot? Sugar? Not really. The best you can give a horse is CONFIDENCE. Regardless of what kind of work the horse does,…

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Activate your horse's “engine”
Activate your horse's “engine” Many coaches say that the horse's back should be "active." But what is this "activity" and how to achieve it? What activity can be considered correct,…

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