Dancing with Horses: The Art of Body Language (DVD) by Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling
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." Run time: 50 mins.
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