In this session, I use the flag to help Aslan find a different response than flight when he is afraid. I am respecting certain points which are very important when dealing with horses like him. This helps him to finally realise that I and my tools really don’t mean any harm.
Aslan is a very special pony, who had some unfortunate experiences in his past which caused him to lose all his trust in people and especially their tools and what they will do to him. He is here for 2 months to get help with his deep fear and to find trust again. This is the very beginning of our relationship. First of all, I have to convince him of my good intentions.
Kanna is a leisure horse of the French breed Auvergne. She joined me because the owner felt a bit stuck with certain things when riding Kanna. Finding balance and alignment can be the solution to many problems - also for leisure horses.
Shimmering Princess stayed with me in 2014/15 for in total 6 months. During the first 6 weeks of her stay I started her under saddle, then she could enjoy some holidays in one of our herds. The last 2 months she continued her education and I took her through my Foundation Trainings Program.
Chevrenne is a big Breton Mare and stayed with me to be started in summer 2016. She is a very kind nature mare but had little consideration for fragile humans. She needed to learn more respect and lightness.
Dancing spent 1 month with me in 2016 to get lightly started. I did a lot of preparation with her on the ground before I started to ride her. It was very important to her owner that her mare would learn adapted to her curious and smart character.
Zayin had the treatments necessary for his physical issues. Now I have to ride him every day to support his rehabilitation. His fragile emotions and spookiness make this a challenging task. I use a few strategies to help him stay connected and reasonably calm.