Synopses & Reviews
Influence without punishment, collection without rein pressure—these apparent contradictions are explained as renowned horseman Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling shows his fascinating method of communication and teaching. In a world that knows only goals, where only winners are important, our attention is directed to the journey itself, a journey which can be marked by constant excitement and experience if we learn to appreciate it fully, moment by moment. The natural laws governing horses living in the wild are integrated into a progressive program using precisely defined body language that works for all types and breeds of horses. The physical and mental health of the horse remains of the utmost importance through all phases of the work. All those interested in developing truly harmonious relationships with horses should consider the remarkable work and teachings of Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling. The author's DVD, Dancing with Horses: The Art of Body Language, is also available.
"Klaus demonstrates how even the 'wildest' horses can, through effective communication, come to be willing partners that maintain their spirit and grace." Natural Horse
Charismatic European trainer Hempfling shares his unique method of training horses from the ground using psychology and body language.
For master horse trainer Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling, work with horses is comparable to dancing. The primary obligation of riding, he explains, is to maintain the horse's own natural, powerful, and elegant movement under saddle. Improper training compromises the horse's naturally joyful steps with confusing commands; a horse will move with extraordinary grace if only the request is effectively communicated. In this DVD, 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 makes clear that when the trainer uses language the horse can understand, the horse's movement "will always be beautiful, from the first lesson on."
About the Author
Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling, a passionate horse lover with a professional background in communications, theatre and dance, has shaken up the international horse world with his thought provoking theories. The basis of his work is consideration for the horse's psyche, communication via a body language that is understood by the horse, and interaction with these powerful, beautiful, dignified creatures in accordance with nature. The development of the rider's "presence" and an orientation to holistic principles is integral to this work. This charismatic author's methods of communicating with horses have been embraced by thousands of participants and onlookers at his clinics and demonstrations, and Dancing with Horses, his first book, has been an overwhelming success throughout Europe and North America. This English language edition has been much acclaimed. Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling now has a training center on the beautiful Danish island of Lyo, offering courses, coaching and seminars.