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Alexandra Kurland meets Anja Beran

Anja beran, Asfaloth and Michaela Hempen
Classical dressage and Clicker training Classical dressage is a guiding principle in my training. Even though we are miles away from achieving the high level of this equestrian art, it is still important to know where we want to go. In…

What is Clicker Training

By Alexandra Kurland Alexandra Kurland wrote this excellent article about how she defines Clicker Training. It summarises her work and gives a very clear description about her philosophy in general and how she applies to a training. The original article…

But you’re a clicker trainer, why do you ride in a bit?

Some equine clicker trainers are convinced that clicker training and riding a horse using a bit are incompatible. For them, bits are aversive per definition. Their arguments are mainly based on personal preferences and anecdotes.  The science There is considerable…

Help, my horse needs more exercise!

In winter, many horses seem to have excess energy. With the summer paddocks closed, they may also get less movement in their stalls or winter enclosures. When we then take them out to the arena, we may be faced with…

Feldenkrais and Riding

I’ve been taking Feldenkrais  lessons for many years. They are the best riding lessons I ever had. My Feldenkrais practicioner is not a rider but she is an absolute expert in movements. And it doesn’t matter if the movement is…