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
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