a magic bond
Connecting with horses
by giving choices!
“The more connected we are with our horse – the less equipment and force we need to use when riding or handling. In fact everything becomes easy, with tack or without. I am often told that riding horses is very hard. A complicated task that takes years of practice to master. I can agree that controlling and micromanaging horses is complicated, but who says that`s the way it should be done in the first place?”
– Cathrine Fodstad, Founder of Ride Like A Viking
Course is created by Cathrine Fodstad, the founder of
Ride like a viking.
Cathrine is certified horse trainer from Holar University College and Riding Instructor from Norwegian Equine Center, she has 35 years of experience with horses. The semi-wild horses of Mongolia taught her how horses really are. After the 1 000 km race her left ankle and perception of horses has never been the same.
Unfocused, lazy or anxious
do any of these words apply to your horse?
In the course you learn to build a
force free training
to build a partnership where your horse follows you freely and can be ridden with light signals.
Maybe even without reins!
Is your horse at times difficult to stop or hard in the mouth? But buying sharper bits and keeping a firm grip on the reins has not worked as planned?
A few exercises done in a mindful way, will solve these problems – while building a magic bond with your equine partner at the same time.
Mari-Louise & Zafira
Sertifisert innen hestassistert pedagogikk
you get a diploma when completing the course.
Build a magic bond contains:
Course length: 4 hours instruction + over 5 hours with case videos!
This course contains 4 units and 3 case studies
Case study 1 – Connecting with a Cold Blooded Trotter
Case study 2 -How connection solves separation anxiety
Case study 3 – Connecting with a potentially dangerous horse
Connection and personal space
Become a natural leader when leading
Body language with halter and lead rope
Body language at liberty
State of mind
Horses are capable of using their bodies in a functional way, without being micromanaged.
If we just let them!
The horses state of mind affects how they use their body. When their minds are happy and relaxed, their bodies take a functional shape with natural self-carriage and hind leg engagement.
You are the best trainer for your horse