Philosophy - the horse's dignity


Most horses are leisure horses, but still they ought to be well trained all-rounders. By using my knowledge and experience I would like to raise awareness among my clients concerning the fact that the leisure horse has minimum the same needs the highly specialized sport horse has. Many people think “it’s just a leisure horse”. But, it ought to be proud and impressive but still calm and obedient, it should go fine dressage and should be able to jump powerfully, it should to be a reliable trail riding horse, bravely walk into a trailer, the children should be able to ride on it, it should be suitable for any courses like circus tricks, riding with a ring rope or ground work, it should never get ill and it shouldn’t cost much, the better would be if there were no costs at all.

 

What does the hobby-rider offer to his leisure horse? This question is meant to be provocative and should shake up. Is the hobby-rider emotionally fit? Is he able to ride fine dressage or does he have jumping skills? Is his seat supple and are his hands light? Is he a reliable partner on trail rides? Is he able to drive with a horse trailer? Does he have enough time, knowledge and money to take care of natural horse-feeding, horse-keeping and high quality equipment? How does the hobby-rider get his training and education? Is the average hobby-rider really able to meet the needs of his leisure horse JUST “LIKE THAT”?

 

By providing useful advice and information I would like support horse owners in taking good decisions concerning all these questions. To me it is all about the well-being of our horses, whether they are sport horses or leisure horses. Expensive stuff is not always the best, but some things are really important, some other things may be abandoned, and very often there are cheaper alternatives which might be good, though.

 

In my opinion, a healthy, happy and well trained horse is the best prevention against unnecessary vet costs and rider frustration!

On the other hand I am convinced that mature and well informed riders also are the best prevention against unnecessary vet costs and horse frustration.

So the question must be: How do I get there?

Mainly through information, and further training.

 

By using my knowledge in

- horse psychology (eg. ground work)

- horse training (eg. trailer loading, riding out training)

- craniosacral energy therapy for humans and horses

- fascia work

- animal communication

- horse husbandry and feeding

- saddle support

- hoofcare and horsecare in general,

I want to effectively support my clients and their horses with simplifying their day-to-day life, increasing their well-being, reducing vet costs and eventually with avoiding other maybe unnecessary costs. Nowadays, the flood of products and offers simply overcharges the average horse owner. This applies on feeding products, on saddle offers, as well as on training offers etc.

 

Because I esteem clear structures, I managed to get some transparency among the different offers, which had led to much greater benefits and much better health for me and my horses. If something does not work, it may simply not be effective! No matter what the packing may say.

 

 Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about.

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There is nothing you can't do when your horse becomes a part of you.

Pat Parelli