Initially, it is necessary to determine the riding level of each new student. For this purpose, we meet for an introductory lesson in which we find out the best point on the training scale to begin the lessons.
After discussing with the student personal needs and goals, we start with a program tailored from the following offers:
The overall goal of Horsemanship is to be able to handle a horse safely on the ground with as little effort as necessary. In order to reach this aim, we have to know
• the horse’s language to understand the animal and in return to be understood
• the basic needs of a horse in order to be able to take care of it and to prepare it for work
The rider’s seat is the basis of any good riding. To achieve a balanced seat, a broad variety of training exercises is available including
• Lungeing exercises
• Classical Dressage lessons
• Pole and Cavaletti work
• Riding in the countryside
As a Centered Riding® Instructor (Level I), I use techniques of body awareness, centering, and imagery in all of these exercises. Through increasing body awareness, inhibiting old patterns, and replacing them with a more balanced, free, and co-ordinated use of self, both horse and rider can move more freely and comfortably, and develop their best performance.
I offer single lessons in order to be able to fully focus on each student individually.