The Art of Riding for Everyone
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My name is Kinga Kubiak, I train horses and teach people according to the Academic Art of Riding by Bent Branderup.
My life mission is to spread valuable (and still relatively inaccessible) knowledge and logical training methods which the old riding masters developed in the past.
“Every artist was first an amateur” – Ralpf Walando Emerson
In my work I inspire people to develop through the art of riding. I want to give you the tools that work for all kinds of horses, regardless of their breed, age, size or anything else. In addition, I strive for a balanced psycho-physical development of the man and the horse and improving the quality of their relationships. I also teach how to become both a student and a teacher of your horse. Thanks to this, you will become attentive to the horse’s feedback signals, and it will give you self-confidence when you train horses on your own. You will also develop communication based on positive reinforcement that builds a fulfilling, long lasting relationship with your horse.
In my work I emphasize the traditional principles of schooling horses according to the classical dressage philosophy. That means that the training is focussed on collection, bending of the horse’s haunches that can lift its chest and stay light on our riding aids.
The Academic Art of Riding is about developing horse body in a well-balanced way so that it can carry the rider without harming itself. By nature, all horses carry 60% of their body weight on the front legs and 40% on hind legs. In addition, their body is built asymmetrically. Without a dedicated individual training and good riding skills, there is a high risk that as a result of horse riding, we will harm our horse instead of helping it. Therefore, the Academic Art of Riding is focussed on balancing these proportions through appropriate gymnastic exercises. Initially, by working from the ground, we teach the horse how to maintain balance in movement, flexibility and straightness – all of which is focused on the symmetrical development of both sides of its body. The next step is learning to keep this balance under the rider.
On the other hand we work on advancing your riding skills. Working on primary (seat) and secondary (reins, voice, and whip) riding aids develops body awareness. Focussing of each part of your body gives you the ability to develop independent seat. Apart from that you train your perception. To make the training more understandable and effective I explain the theory using visualisation exercises.
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