Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dr. Gerd Heuschmann Symposium

On October 5-7, 2012, I was able to attend a Dr. Gerd Heuschmann Symposium.
Hosted by Linda Hoover and the United States Refined Horsemanship Association.

On Friday night in a Southern Pines hotel, a "For The Good Of The Horse" Round table discussion and dinner was held.  Present was Dr. Gerd Heuschmann, Jochen Schleese, Dr. Richard Mansmann, Shawna Karrasch and Gil Merrick was the moderator. It was very interesting and a lot of good subjects with in the Horse Industry were brought up. It defiantly left us all thinking about a lot of things, but that was just the start of the weekend.
The next morning at a beautiful farm in Vass, NC, Dr. Heuschmann spoke for the morning and most of the afternoon, then we moved to a field with a long hill. He worked with several riders on hill work and then finding a good tempo, balance and relaxation during there riding.
On Sunday it was a little cold and blustery. Dr. Heuschmann went even deeper into speaking about classical training vs. modern day, "do it now" riding. He had wonderful graphics by Susan Harris to help us understand what we was talking about.
I left with a whole new understanding and a new train of through about how I ride and approach training!  I also met a lot of great new people!
For more information here is a link to his web site:
If it happens to come up in German, find the little British flag at the top of the page to change the web page to English.

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