To support our horses in movement and to create a connection, we can realize it beautifully, by practising the embodiment of our intentions.
I am happy and honoured to guide my students in the ‘Riding Art of Life -education’ to explore energy and the communication in their body-language in longing.
In the ‘humanhorse session’ we explore how to create and radiate energies like:
– Forward energy and calmer energy for the horse.
– Give that energy a clear direction.
– To not only think of ‘leading’ but feel both following AND leading at the same time.
– How to be aware of what the body already communicates clear, and what specific movement quality to improve.
I JUST love these sessions and to see the horses being so thankful for us daring to take the time to explore what horses knows the best: How to communicate with clear and often invisible movements <3
“Allow the HOW to grow
and feel the connection flow and grow”
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Let’s stop and have a break♥
It is the space between the tones in music, which makes the melody.
If there was no space between the tones, it would only be noise!
Like being with horses and being in life…It is sometimes when you are silent, calm and senses that you really feel the joy of the life itself and just being together….
So lets stop and have a break!
-Earlier in my life I really made many, many beautiful activities… but too many activities at the same time. So I could not really FEEL the JOY, CALMNESS and FREEDOM…. I couldn’t understand why I did not feel happy with such many wonderful activities?…
The answer could not be figured out with my mind?…But I was trying really hart to figured it out I can tell;-) But years later by working with my senses, the meditation in the intimate meeting between humans, my body-awareness and being with horses, the answer came by itself in my life…. Breaks and space…. Very simple and pure bodywisdom.. Like day and night, breath in and out, death and birth, and like the pulse from the heartbeat.
It might seems simple…
It simple to be happy… but it can be difficult to be simple!
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What can make a horse person force, push and be aggressive to his or hers horse???
To move, enjoying and being together…..
Maybe is that all what every ‘horse-people-hearts’ were longing for from the beginning?
-Even though they one day maybe saw them self on a track, where they could not feel or even ‘see’ either the horse, connection or them self any longer. !!! No matter what
‘riding style’ or ‘sport’ who is done or not
Not to feel any pressure from ‘need to perform’, ‘am I good enough?’ ‘what is expected from me’ is the biggest freedom.
First when we are brave enough to let go of all these desires, expectations and demands on ourself and the horse….First then we can ‘see’, meet and connect and move together in freedom, joy and beauty with those we love… for example your horse:-)
“Be conscious and see the patterns behind”
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A student said to me: “ I have started to play with the canter by hand, but my horse is not doing it right at all. I think I am maybe not doing it right either, so maybe we should not do it at all? “
I said: “One could imagine that there is not existing right and wrong with horses? Of course we prepare the horse well physical and mental for everything we ask him for. But what you call “wrong” we could call training and what you call “right” we could call leading or dancing with the horse. Horses do not judge in right or wrong they just experience and do!… This is one of the things we can learn from them.
Best wishes to you all. /Maja Caspersen
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“As the blind person touches the object before him very softly and lightly with his fingertips in order not to interfere with the work of the sensitive nerve ends by too much pressure, so it is the rider’s first obligation to keep soft and natural those parts of his body with which he feels his horse.” Gustav Steinbrecht.
These words describes the core in my “Balance, Feel, Ask -Riders seat program” for the seat education in the Academic Art of Riding.
You can soon read all about my new education program in my coming free e-book. So keep a eye on www.ridingartoflife.com
Yesterday I had a clinic near Odense (Fyn). We discovered so many important things who made a big change!. All the riders develop very very nice during the day and did a great job:-). The riders got tips, exercises, and new feelings with them home which improve their riding and their position in general. Thy got able to sit on the horse in completely balance with no “over-tension” anywhere. And then we saw the the movement of the horse go nicely through the hips, knees, feet, lower-back, chest, shoulders, neck. 🙂
Thanks too all the participants for a great day:-)
Lovely weather and the nicest surroundings.
Riders comments from Facebook: Wicky: “Very very good and interesting clinic Maja, thank you for good teaching and lots of challenges ;), thank you 🙂 for helping me further to feel my body and then my horse :)”
Unni:”Hi I want to say thanks for a good day with a lot of learning. I’ve had some tools with me as I want to work with motivated and have focus on in my daily work with my horse. Thanks to Maja and to all the talented participants :-)”
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