I am a Sculptor and Horse Trainer, a student of the Academic Art of Riding by Bent Branderup and an Enlightened Equitation Level 3 and I train horses using Positive Reinforcement.
A sculptor creates a work of art from an inanimate material, but the horse trainer must change a living being into a work of art.
Collection on lunge
Relaxed ridden collection
Flying Fox working in hand
Canter work with Uralita begins
Uralita learning to make Piaffe steps under saddle
Uralita making a full School Halt
Here are some of my favourite quotes – which I try to live by when training my horses:
“If the horse is trained by force, force will be required to ride it.” – Egon von Neindorff
“Anything forced cannot be beautiful” – Xenophon
“Ask often, be content of little, reward always” – Nuno Oliviera
“Advanced work is only ever as good as the basics.” – Egon von Neindorff
“Systems crush artistry” – Bent Branderup