BUILD A MAGIC BOND WITH YOUR HORSE
Do you feel that your horse at times is 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.
RIDE LIKE A VIKING
Ride Like a Viking is a family run farm, horse rescue and educational center in Tynset Norway. We teach horse owners to connect with horses and train and ride at liberty – without depending on treats. This journey started when Cathrine became first Norwegian to complete Mongol Derby, the word`s longest and toughest horse race.
Cathrine is certified horse trainer from Holar University College and Riding Instructor from Norwegian Equine Center, she has 35 years of experience with horses. The semi-wild horses of Mongolia taught her how horses really are. After the 1 000 km race her left ankle and perception of horses has never been the same.