Paul is an 18-year-old Haflinger gelding who came to me in 2016. He was still very green then, and easily stressed. He was generally anxious and did not trust people.
We got along well on the ground and in the saddle. Especially by training lateral movements he found better body awareness and confidence, and so he felt safer. His pronounced crookedness got better, and he began to trust people in general, but especially also the rider.
Two years ago he began to feel less willing when ridden. The cause was beginning arthritis in the left front fetlock joint. Because of this diagnosis I decided not to ride Paul anymore. I did not want to make his condition worse by putting my extra weight on him. We did a lot of groundwork, but I did not know how to help Paul improve his posture and movement. I did a lot of research and found Babette’s videos on YouTube. I was thrilled to see the beautiful movement of the horses shown, and I knew I wanted to train my own horse this way.
First clinic as auditor
In October 2020 we were active participants in a Lunging Course clinic for the first time. We mostly worked on lateral movements from a distance. We had so much fun!
Paul can still get stressed in situations where he is expected to learn something new. I was very comfortable with Babette at my side. She never asked too much of us/him, but found exactly the right amount of challenge that improved our performance.
I am so looking forward to our next clinic in the coming year!
🦄 Ann-Sophie & Paul ❤️
Do you want your horse to…
- be motivated and look forward to working with you?
- develop the strength he needs to carry you without harm?
- move with suppleness and energy on the lunge and under saddle?
- find his inner and outer balance?
- become a calm and competent partner for all disciplines?
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