My thoughts about riding

Through the years that I've been working with horses and riding, many people have told me that I think too much because I have always asked the question “Why?”. My continual questioning has often annoyed people and in addition it has often been taken as criticism of what they say. But I just want my teachers to explain their ideas. As an example why should I use that aid or that rein in that particular situation, or why should I ride faster or slower towards that obstacle. It's only when they can explain why, that I will have the ability to do the same exercise without them. It is only when I have things explained to me, why, that I have learned something.

Because of this, I have found it difficult to learn how to ... Read more

Equine Journal Article Series

Kip Mistral, equine journalist from Tucson, Arizona, has written a 3 part article series about my riding philosophy and training methods. With courtesy to Equine Journal, I can now publish the articles for everyone to read:

https://markusholst.com/modules/ridhandbok/VirtClinicSept09.pdf

https://markusholst.com/modules/ridhandbok/VirtClinicOct09.pdf

https://markusholst.com/modules/ridhandbok/VirtClinicNov09.pdf

In 3 chapters you can only present some basics ideas, so the chapters describe some basic but challenging exercises.