Do you want to learn how to tame and ride horses in a natural way? How to communicate with the horse in a way that the horse understands? This is the perfect course for people interested in horses, no matter how much or little experience you have with horses. During this course, you will get outstanding nature experiences in the beautiful west of Norway.
This is the course for those who like horses and want to learn how to give them a healthy and harmonic life. The course is held at an idyllic farm close to the school. At the farm there is about 30 icelandic horses, living in a herd outdoors. There is also lots of sheeps, goats, hens, dogs and cats living at the farm. In addition to learning a lot about horses, you will get the opportunity to join other exciting happenings at the farm, like taking care of the newborn lambs and hiking in the mountains collecting sheeps in the fall.
The main focus of this course is getting to know and understanding the horses behaviour and needs. This way you will understand why the horse does what he does, and you will learn what to do to get the desirable behaviour from your horse. We emphasize harmony between you and your horse, and you will learn how to communicate with the horse instead of using force/punishment. We never use a whip or spores, or a snaffle bit either.
This implies acquiring knowledge about the horse’s natural behaviour, body language, physical and psychological needs and how we can use this knowledge to get a confident and harmonic horse and mutual joy, respect and trust. This is equally important wether you compete, go horsebackriding, do therapy or just have your horse as a hobby/familyhorse.
We go to Colorado to learn more about natural horsemanship at a big ranch. We will also get to see wild horses!
The farm is placed in a great area for trips with the horses. We will also travel to the national park Dovre, and go riding in the mountains for three days. There will also be several trips with the class, and sometimes with the horses, in the area around the school.
You will have to attend two courses, one main course and the “Learning Norwegian” course. In addition you will be able to attend a few electable subjetcs.