Riding courses and lecture series

My biggest goal is the treatment of the entire horse. In my opinion, this also includes imparting new basic knowledge about the biomechanics of the horse to riders and trainers. I work closely together with the University of Leipzig. The movements of the horse in detail and the effects of movement disorders and rider influence on the horse on the highest scientific level are the focus of my courses.
Just like the type of riding, horse keeping, feeding and shoeing are of enormous importance for the health of our riding horses. Basic services such as species- and need-based feeding are often underestimated. The problems with riding lie to a large extent in the seat of the rider and a resulting inaccuracy of the aids. Likewise the old proverb applies: no hoof – no horse.
I have made these basics the central theme of my work and I would like to address this in my courses as well.

As a veterinarian for over fifteen years, further educations in osteotherapy, shoeing for soundness, immunological science and a dressage rider myself I want to improve the treatment of the horse according to its biomechanic requirements.

I work together with specialists who hold the horses welfare particular dear. Gentle and extremly professional riders, physiotherapists and psychotherapists specialized in riders will accompany me, relating to the program you choose.

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An overview of the programs:

    1. The training scale of the horse: From rhythm to collection in perfect harmony.
    This is a course in 6 parts, since the treatment of the individual points of the training scale is firstly extensive and secondly it requires a certain time and an exercise phase to convert the point equestrian.

    2. the horse’s hoof: small imbalance big biomechanical problem
    Primarily for blacksmiths and hoof caretakers or interested riders

    3. Behavioral problems and their origin
    The origin of behavioural problems and the meaningfulness of certain behavioural corrections.

    4. The hand of the rider: curse or blessing
    The contents of the course are the influence of the rider’s hand and consequences for the biomechanical system of the horse.

    5. The diaphragm – dividing line and bridge at the same time
    The development of arc tension and momentum. Explanation of the effect of the neck worn above or below and a treatise on the fairy tale of the swinging or industrious beat.

    6. The sacroiliac joint: cause or effect
    Why almost all horses have a problem with the sacroiliac joint and which problems are really causal.

    7. Horse feeding
    feeding according to species and needs

    8. Phytotherapy
    The use of herbal remedies in veterinary medicine. When do plants make sense in therapy?

Of course there are many more interesting topics (laminitis, COPD etc.) to talk about. It is quite possible to respond to the wishes of the organizer. Depending on it, or also dependent on the number of participants a changed course duration is possible.
After the courses I offer participants and organizers of course also dates for the treatment of the horses.

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