I am a Sculptor, Horse Trainer, a student of the Academic Art of Riding by Bent Branderup and an Enlightened Equitation Level 3 Trainer. 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.
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 with little, reward always” – Nuno Oliviera
“Advanced work is only ever as good as the basics.” – Egon von Neindorff
“Systems crush artistry” – Bent Branderup