A Relationship With Your Horse Based On Trust...
far, Flo has had in training various types of horses: English
or Western riding styles, from
entry level of dressage up to passage; working on jumping or doing
flat work. Early in her work, Flo analyzes the horse's condition
and background, identifies the horse's needs, and defining the
direction the work sessions will take.
She always starts the training program of any horse with dressage,
applying classical methods, where she rides in lightness and listens
to the horses.
uses the General L'Hotte three principles: "Forward,
Calm and Straight".
She particularly highlights
the importance of the impulsion (A.K.A. "Schwung" in
the German School) as being "the
basis of all trainings for your horse" (quote from General
Flo, any sign of resistance from the horse needs to be investigated;
she would never interpret this as having to deal with a "lazy
horse", but she strongly believes that if a horse needs
to say "No" due to a pain or a fear, this will be
through his/her body language when ridden.
discussions with the horse's owner about the horse's health
and background, Flo will address the resistance with dressage
exercises, if no particular medical attention is needed.
if she specializes in dressage, Flo also does jumping at different
levels, depending on the focus of the horse training. She strongly
believes that jumping should be part of any horse training
to vary the work. Trail rides can also be used for bonding
with the horse, to do smooth relaxation exercises, or even
your horse has a specific problem, or you just want him/her
to progress, Flo keeps the same smooth method to gain your
horse's trust, and give your horse the opportunity to evolve
in a safe environment.
uses her voice to calm and to reward a horse when making a step
toward progress, and she never engages in fights with the horse. And
to quote Francois Baucher "You have
to ask a lot, be content with little, and reward a lot".
keeps track of the horse training and documents it in her calendar.
This helps her, and the horse owner, to keep track of the horse's
learning curve, and this also helps her discover any patterns
in the horse behavior.
goal you have for your horse, Flo will regularly evaluate the
progresses and give you her assessment.
is, in return, very open to feedback; she uses it to get a
of the situation and to fine-tune the training program of