"communication at eye-level"
We offer the rehabilitation of so called problem horses. We know that every horse has a story to tell. Coming originally from Germany, I specialized in the communication with horses. I have studied Horse Psychology and my techniques are based on modern scientific research. By using Bodylanguage and positive Reinforcement, I become an important partner in the horses life. It is my passion to train horses into the level of liberty dressage. Our method „Ibalansi Horsemanship - be quiet so you can hear the animals speak“, focuses on communication at eye level. We first observe, then communicate and finally re-shape undesired behaviour.
Many problems with horses derive from species-unappropriate stabling. The intense way of keeping horses during modern times could not be more complicated from the way nature intended a horse to live. Have you ever asked yourself the question what it must be like to be stalled in a tiny space for 22 hours a day? And then spend the left over 2 hours being stabbed with spurs and gagged with bits? In our human-world we view being locked up in prison as the highest punishment an individual could get. But why are we doing it to our horses?
We welcome any problem horses to stay in our livery programme while being rehabilitated. This is our way of keeping horses as close to natural conditions as possible. Your issue horse will be able to quickly release stress and frustration this way.
Another passion of ours is the backing of young horses. Many people literally ‘break in’ their youngsters. Our method is individually tailor-made to the specific youngster. We use a very well thought-through and tested method of ‘backing’ young horses. With enough time in the preparation to backing, the horse undergoes minimal stress. We aim to motivate our horses with pleasant work, rather than frustrating them.
Once the basics of a riding horse are set, your horse will be able to achieve anything.
We provide individual sessions, workshops and clinics. We are keen to teach you how to read horse behaviour and show you the way into a positive relationship with your own horse. Our clinics will be topic specific. A few examples of these topics include: the lazy horse, the hot horse, trailer loading, vices, young horses, western riding, bitless riding, and many more.
We travel to most equestrian estates and private stables in Cape Town, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay on a monthly basis. Bookings are essential, so please contact us for our next available clinics in your area.
Restart for retired off track Thoroughbreds
We have had great success with re-schooling right off the track Race horses. We address their mental health as well as their severe imbalanced bodies. We create safe and highly responsive, highly trained Thoroughbreds which can excel in other equestrian sports like dressage and showjumping.