Our philosophy

“Learn about yourself as you learn about nature”

At Riverland Horse Farm we are passionate about connecting people to nature. And what is closest to nature than the spirit and feel of a horse?!

Through horsemanship exercises we invite our clients to learn about horses. Our goal is to help you create insights into how to you can manage your own body, mind and emotions to create a harmonious conversation with your horse- whether it’s on the ground or in the saddle. When there is harmony, you can build your partnership, improve balance and transform your training into a playful dance with your horse!

 

NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP: a natural approach to horse training

 

The Parelli Program of horse training teaches expertise and success with horses based on the way horses relate and communicate in their natural world, hence the term “natural horsemanship”.

Based on respect for and love of horses by understanding horse nature and psychology the Parelli program enables anyone at any level to have fun with horses and achieve amazing results naturally.

The Parelli program allows horse lovers of all disciplines to achieve success without force, a partnership without dominance, teamwork without fear, willingness without intimidation, and harmony without coercion.

To know more about the Parelli Program visit http://www.parelli.com/

 

DRESSAGE for the horse and rider

Dressage training is what allows you to make the exercises you do with your horse both beneficial and pleasant. Learning and practicing movements or patterns raises the body awareness of both horses and riders. We use dressage as a therapeutic practice!

For the rider this is a careful practice to become better at knowing the strengths and weaknesses of their own body. In combination, through the practice of different exercises, the aim is for the rider to also become aware of the horse’s body is moving. Just like physiotherapy, in dressage we want to check that the horse’s body and the rider’s body can move freely, strengthening, lengthening, or flexing to reach a whole range of new movements. The goal of the process is to have horse and rider mindfully develop into a well-balanced combination. The horse becomes an expert at carrying the rider’s weight and the rider an easy weight to carry!