BUILD A MAGIC BOND WITH YOUR HORSE
Is your horse at times unfocused, lazy or anxious and you feel the need to use force to get your horse "in place" - while what you really want is a partnership where your horse follows at liberty and can be ridden with light signals? Maybe even without reins!
Is your horse at times difficult to stop or hard in the mouth? But buying sharper bits and keeping a firm grip on the reins has not worked as planned?
A few exercises done in a mindful way, will solve these problems - while building a magic bond with your equine partner at the same time.
You are the best trainer for your horse
When given the chance, horses can control themselves and form strong bonds with their owners. They are also capable of using their bodies in a functional way, with hind-leg engagement and a functional top line, without being micromanaged. If we just let them!
This is because the mind of the horse affects how they use their body. When their minds are happy and relaxed, their bodies take a functional shape with natural self-carriage and hind leg engagement, coming from self.
That`s why knowing a few simple exercises that strengthens your bond with your equine partner and allows your horse to be comfortable, makes riding a whole lot easier for you and much healthier for the horse.
Exercises that anyone can do - even adult leisure riders and kids! Maybe even especially leisure riders and kids, case horses enjoy the company of their owner the most and they also learn best in the comfort of their home surroundings.
Experience the joy of riding a self- controlling and connected horse, that is easy to collect!
Riding on loose reins or at liberty doesn`t mean your horse is on the front part. On the contrary!
Horses collect from behind to forward. Reaching your horse`s hind legs while not needing reins up front for control facilitates hind leg engagement and a functional top line.
As a result of the hind being engaged your horse will rise in the withers, lift the back and curve the neck. This is also called collection, although we don`t like to talk about that cause the mare word encourages riders to pick up the reins and curl their horse`s neck, and therefore ride the horse from front to behind. Which is the opposite of collection and a huge and very common pitfall.
We avoid all of that by training our horses and ourselves to ride without depending on the reins, which, when the time comes makes collection a lot easier!
Learn how in the comfort of your home and facilities
In Ride Like a Viking Members you get access to step by step videos and weekly Q&As showing you how to train your horse to become easy to ride and handle at liberty without depending on treats.
Your instructor Cathrine Fodstad is certified horse trainer from Holar University College and instructor from Norwegian Equine Center, she has tamed hundreds of horses and is first Norwegian to complete Mongol Derby, world`s longest and toughest horse race.
After 35 years of riding and training horses, she discovered a method that consistently allowed her to connect with horses, and easily lead and ride them at liberty. - Now you can do the same through videos showing how (with different horses) and access to weekly live Q&A`s!
Riding without reins may look complicated but its not, anyone can do this, the exercises are not difficult to do but will require some time and dedication, combined with the willingness to start at the start. Because the connection we build on the ground we bring with us up into the saddle.
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MIND BLOWING RESULTS!
This is a wonderful training! Simple, effective, easy to follow and mind blowing results from very little doing. I love it! You get questions answered and progress with your horse making connection the principal goal without spending months doing the same thing over and over - and the cost is very reasonable. The simple exercise of standing with my horse until he focused and relaxed, helped me a lot with Hàkon. Two days later I was able to trailer load him!
— Dominique Fletcher
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