HORSES LOVE VARIETY
A dry stall is nice, but the horse’s whole organism needs free movement and the stimuli of paddock and field. Classical Dressage can be pure pleasure, but a horse’s body and mind need the variety of regular hacking or other tasks like the double lunge or cavaletti work.
HORSES LOVE ROUTINE
No, this is no contradiction. A horse needs to build trust in its environment and its handlers. Whenever possible, a horse’s daily routine should follow the same pattern, you should handle your horse in a friendly but consequent manner, and the little rituals like the apple before grooming should always be the same.
A horse that is kept and worked this way has every chance to be a „Happy Athlete“ – or a happy leisure partner. Then, if its inner balance is disturbed, physiotherapy can help.