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In the past few months the Horses and Humans group on Facebook has been inundated with posts advertising the perfect training fix for humans who have problems relating their horse. They have promised answers to all of the relationship issues that we lesser mortals encounter with horses … in return for a fee, of course. […]

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“You have a leadership problem with your horse. Your horse does not recognise you as a leader.” Your trainer may have said this to you on occasion or something similar to it. As a result, you may have shrunk into your shell and seized the first opportunity to slink off quietly to find a quiet […]

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Have you ever experienced it? You and your horse are walking side-by-side. It may be on a forest path, a hill track, anywhere. Your horse’s breath is raspy and warm against your forearm in the cool of the morning, comforting almost. You relax into an even stride. The four-beat rhythm of the hooves scuffing the […]

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Shortly before Christmas I received an email message from Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling announcing, amongst other things, that an English translation of his German book Die Botschaft der Pferde (literally “The Message of the Horse”) is about to be translated into English and will be published by Trafalgar Square Publishing this year. For those of us […]

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Last month Vicki and I attended the first two days of a three-day horse and human clinic given in the Netherlands by Noora Ehnqvist, a young Finnish horsewoman and former student of and assistant to Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling, who has taken what she has learned from the master who dances with horses and others to […]

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