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CREATIVE RIDING

- A BRIGHT CONCEPT​​

CREATE A HORSE FOR THE FUTURE

You can approach riding or training a horse in the same way as you are creating a beautiful painting or a sculpture. You need different tools, a small brush, a bigger brush, different colors or work with the clay or the material with a big sense of feeling. Sometimes you need to wait for the painting to dry, take a step back and look at your work, just give it some time. Some times you have to get new inspiration or achieve more knowledge.

The horse is your painting, you have to build it up gentle, not being eager or impatient, you have to give him time to adjust, to reflect, build his muscles and confidence. All parts has to be taken care of.

As a horse owner or trainer you have to give the horse a lot of variation in the training,  You can’t just have one colour in your brush. You have to use a spectra of exercises.

CREATE A HORSE FOR THE FUTURE

You can approach riding or training a horse in the same way as you are creating a beautiful painting or a sculpture. You need different tools, a small brush, a bigger brush, different colors or work with the clay or the material with a big sense of feeling. Sometimes you need to wait for the painting to dry, take a step back and look at your work, just give it some time. Some times you have to get new inspiration or achieve more knowledge.

The horse is your painting, you have to build it up gentle, not being eager or impatient, you have to give him time to adjust, to reflect, build his muscles and confidence. All parts has to be taken care of.

As a horse owner or trainer you have to give the horse a lot of variation in the training,  You can’t just have one colour in your brush. You have to use a spectra of exercises.

A HORSE IS A HORSE

Watch any horse playing in the paddock and you’ll notice he doesn’t just do one type of movement. He can stride expressively with airy dressage movements, turn around abruptly like a western horse, jump over a tree trunk and then start galloping sideways.

When we educate the horse, it’s our responsibility to take care of the horse’s natural movements and make them stronger, more exact and with increased balance and endurance. We can’t do that through monotonous training or with harsh methods. The training must be varied with different kinds of challenges to build fitness, softness, flexibility, elasticity, buoyancy etc. Besides the physical training, the horse also needs mental stimulation.

A HORSE IS A HORSE

Watch any horse playing in the paddock and you’ll notice he doesn’t just do one type of movement. He can stride expressively with airy dressage movements, turn around abruptly like a western horse, jump over a tree trunk and then start galloping sideways.

When we educate the horse, it’s our responsibility to take care of the horse’s natural movements and make them stronger, more exact and with increased balance and endurance. We can’t do that through monotonous training or with harsh methods. The training must be varied with different kinds of challenges to build fitness, softness, flexibility, elasticity, buoyancy etc. Besides the physical training, the horse also needs mental stimulation.

A HORSE IS A HORSE

Watch any horse playing in the paddock and you’ll notice he doesn’t just do one type of movement. He can stride expressively with airy dressage movements, turn around abruptly like a western horse, jump over a tree trunk and then start galloping sideways.

When we educate the horse, it’s our responsibility to take care of the horse’s natural movements and make them stronger, more exact and with increased balance and endurance. We can’t do that through monotonous training or with harsh methods. The training must be varied with different kinds of challenges to build fitness, softness, flexibility, elasticity, buoyancy etc. Besides the physical training, the horse also needs mental stimulation.

THE CREATIVE RIDING CONCEPT

In the equestrian world, where horse-riding and training is usually different for each discipline, we believe in crossover training. In our “Creative Riding” concept, we explore the similarities rather than the differences and we are sure we can all learn from each other.

Each specialisation and philosophy has something good and useful for all riders. A showjumper can employ methods used in dressage and vice versa, if you have a common thread through your training, a base value and an education plan for you to follow and achieve your goals.

One thing is for sure, you can’t force the horse to do anything he doesn’t want to do and expect a good result. We have to encourage the horse to work with us, not against us, and appreciate the training for excellent and long lasting results. A horse trained with force never shows pride. As a trainer of the horse, it’s your responsibility to find the best way of training to fit his personality.

THE CREATIVE RIDING CONCEPT

In the equestrian world, where horse-riding and training is usually different for each discipline, we believe in crossover training. In our “Creative Riding” concept, we explore the similarities rather than the differences and we are sure we can all learn from each other.

Each specialisation and philosophy has something good and useful for all riders. A showjumper can employ methods used in dressage and vice versa, if you have a common thread through your training, a base value and an education plan for you to follow and achieve your goals.

One thing is for sure, you can’t force the horse to do anything he doesn’t want to do and expect a good result. We have to encourage the horse to work with us, not against us, and appreciate the training for excellent and long lasting results. A horse trained with force never shows pride. As a trainer of the horse, it’s your responsibility to find the best way of training to fit his personality.

HAPPY HORSE, HAPPY RIDER

Many horses “burn out” after a lot of hours in the arena because there is no joy. The rider literally becomes stuck in a circle trying to make the horse supple and relaxed by monotone methods.  Fun exercises will make the horse comfortable, motivated, flexible, and strong .

Our ambition with our Creative Riding concept is to give you a new perspective for training your horse, regardless of his type or size. Find the inspiration within our books, practice the exercises and evolve them to suit you and your horse. Get creative and take the challenge for making the arena or the nature into a dream playground for both of you!

HAPPY HORSE, HAPPY RIDER

Many horses “burn out” after a lot of hours in the arena because there is no joy. The rider literally becomes stuck in a circle trying to make the horse supple and relaxed by monotone methods.  Fun exercises will make the horse comfortable, motivated, flexible, and strong .

Our ambition with our Creative Riding concept is to give you a new perspective for training your horse, regardless of his type or size. Find the inspiration within our books, practice the exercises and evolve them to suit you and your horse. Get creative and take the challenge for making the arena or the nature into a dream playground for both of you!

HAPPY HORSE, HAPPY RIDER

Many horses “burn out” after a lot of hours in the arena because there is no joy. The rider literally becomes stuck in a circle trying to make the horse supple and relaxed by monotone methods.  Fun exercises will make the horse comfortable, motivated, flexible, and strong .

Our ambition with our Creative Riding concept is to give you a new perspective for training your horse, regardless of his type or size. Find the inspiration within our books, practice the exercises and evolve them to suit you and your horse. Get creative and take the challenge for making the arena or the nature into a dream playground for both of you!

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