Dancing with Horses – The Art of Body Language DVD by Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling.
“Perfect communication, including the abandonment of mechanical aids – the dream of riding – is now becoming a reality” – Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling.
For master trainer Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling, working with horses is comparable to dancing. The primary obligation of riding, he explains, is to maintain the horse’s powerful and elegant movement under saddle. Improper training compromises the horse’s naturally joyful steps with confusing commands; a horse moves with the extraordinary grace only if the request is effectively communicated.
In this dvd demonstration, Hempfling teaches us the language of horses. Advising that even the slightest movement conveys powerful information, Hempfling shows how to use body language to communicate. He demonstrates his methods on wild Pyrenees stallions that are, within minutes, transformed into tame, willing partners – nevertheless retaining all their spirit. As Hempfling insists, when the trainer uses langueage the horse can understand, the horse’s movement “will always be beautiful, from the first lesson on.”
- The broad kaleidoscope of body language between people and horses
- The means and the goals of body language
- The steps to training a horse: playing, groundwork, and riding without a bridle.
Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling is an artist, designer and photographer. He lives in Denmark where he offers courses and workshops.
Run time 50 minutes.
A must watch for all horse lovers!