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Ethological Educated Equitation

Your first question is probably the most common question we have, and that is "What is Ethological Educated Equitation?". Equine Ethology is the scientific and objective study of horse behavior. Understanding equine ethology or animal behavior is important in training and building a relationship between horse and rider. Equitation is the art or practice of horse riding or horsemanship. More specifically, equitation refers to a rider's ability to ride correctly and with effective aids.   

Equine Education consists of:

  • Analyzing & studying equine behavior patterns
  • Humanely applied communication and cues
  • Assessment of skill & training level
  • Tack & tools
  • Physical abilities
  • Environmental factors
  • Nutrition and Eating patterns
  • Equine Health

We seek individualized solutions to help horse and rider to take their horsemanship into a more fulfilling and safe experience for them both. We function as a bridge - teaching clear communication by establishing a common language. We specialize in problem horses, but also offer Colt training, refreshers and trail exposure as well as assisting Trainers in "troubleshooting" a specific behavioral problem or fine tuning established cues and exercises.

Equine Ethology is helpful to:

Riders, Owners, Trainers, Stable Management and Equine Rescue Volunteers.

Anja is currently working on her doctorate in Animal Naturopathy which allows her holistic approach to be even more comprehensive.

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