You can also have a connected, confident and balanced horse
- Your horse is being intrusive, shows dominant or defensive behaviour like biting or kicking. You know that this really needs to be solved. But your question is: “How? How can I solve this in a respectful and horse friendly manner?”
- You already did so much to help your horse, but your horse remains fearful, shut down, nervous or unconfident. You want to find a way to help your horse so it can find true happiness in his life again and can enjoy it’s time with you.
- When you’re training your horse on the ground or in the saddle you have to work hard, but your horse almost doesn’t react to your aids or he reacts completely different than what you are asking. Some people say he’s “stubborn” and you should handle him firmer and tell him who’s boss, but that just gives the opposite result…
- You’ve heard about “lightness” and “balance” during riding, but what you experience now is quite the opposite…
Do you experience this kind of problems with your horse? Then read on!
Frustration and not knowing what to do.
No need to say all this above can make you feel sad, insecure, or even frustrated, irritated or angry. You tried so many things and now you don't know what to do anymore... Maybe even the thought of selling you horse has already crossed your mind...
Let me tell you that it shouldn’t be that way. We all have horses because we love them. If you’re into horses, that’s a ‘microbe’ you have for life. It just can’t be that something you are so passionate about, gives you a bad feeling and worries. Being and training with your horse should be fun and relaxing.
In all the years that I have been working as a horse trainer and instructor I have discovered that every horse can be connected, confident and balanced on the ground as well as in the saddle, even horses that were labeled as "most difficult". Being with your horse and training your horse can be something to look forward to again! And I can help you with that..
My name is Karine Vandenborre (1977) and I live in Belgium.
I’m a professional horse trainer and instructor and expert in relational and training problems between horses & humans.
Since I started working with horses professionally when I was 18, I have immersed myself in the behavior of horses and how to communicate with them so that they understand, trust and respect you.
I am known for my horse friendly handling and training of traumatized horses that have lost their faith in people and because of that show extremely fearful or defensive behavior. I work with these horses in liberty and like that I give them back their selfesteem, their self-confidence and their trust in humans.
Since 2005 I also started studying about equine biomechanics and I've specialized in bitless riding.
Out of years of studying many different schools and systems of training and riding, both classical as more “natural”, but especially out of the everyday practice the Horsefulness-Training system grew. It is a very effective and dynamic way of training horses on the ground and in the saddle, but it is especially very horse friendly.
Everything happens with the utmost respect for the horse = without force and without punishment.
It is my mission to help people be in harmony with their horse and to make sure that every horse gets what it deserves: a healthy and happy life. A life in which they are understood, trained respectfully, can find inner peace in the human world and can even have fun with “their human”.
Because of that I want to share as much information on this website as possible with you so that you can learn and discover what Horsefulness Training is all about and how it can help you and your horse connect and harmonize in liberty, in groundwork, and during riding!
In addition I train and educate Horsefulness Instructor Trainers, so they can help me to "spread the word" and help horses and their humans!
For many years I wrote articles and answered readers questions
for one of Belgium and The Netherlands' largest Horse magazines: CAP
20 August 2013