Training philosophy

A gift in not knowing

A gift in not knowing

There can be a gift in not knowing and sometimes I just really like to “not know”… That sounds weird – doesn’t it?   Previously in my riding career I have never received a lot of training or teaching from skilled riders or trainers. Both […]

Are you afraid of treats?

Are you afraid of treats?

Do you fear that your horse cares more about the treats than he does about you? Do you fear that your horse will become a “treat monster” if you use treats?  Do you fear that your horse will only do what you ask because of […]

Horse training from mental wisdom

Horse training from mental wisdom

Years ago I used to believe that training and being with horses was simple. Then I stopped thinking that and the reason why I stopped thinking it was easy was due to the fact that I realised how difficult it is to be in the present […]

The fear of acting 

The fear of acting 

I always preach that we should become better at being rather than doing (or acting) when we are with our horses. I still believe that to the fullest, but practicing only being for as long as I have now, I feel that I have become […]

Responding to fear

Responding to fear

How do you respond to your horse when he is scared or insecure? During the time I have been teaching I have come across this exact topic a couple of times and as many people find it difficult to cope with the fear in a […]

Empathic soul

Empathic soul

Yesterday I went to teach one of my regular students and her horse. She had planned to ride during the session and since she rides an arabian mare (wgo very easily gets tense), we worked mostly on relaxation and lowering of the neck and head. […]

Going around the problem 

Going around the problem 

One of the most frightening things in this world is to confront your problems. To confront the things that does not work or the things you fear will go wrong. Often we are not aware ourselves that we to go around the problems smooth and […]

Stop looking for perfection

Stop looking for perfection

Something I often see from others and also experience myself is the tendency to look for perfection. It is the tendency to want everything to be perfect before moving on to the next step instead of daring to just  experiment and try out new things. […]

A war takes two parties

A war takes two parties

For a fight to occur it takes two parties. It can never become a war if one part does not have anyone to fight against and the same things goes in training horses. How would that ever be relevant you might wonder? It is not […]

Balancing guiding and listening

Balancing guiding and listening

Everything needs a healthy balance to work in harmony. So does the relationship between horse and human that far down the road can be summed up to the balance between guiding and listening. At least from my point of view. We know from our own […]