The clip gives a general overview of the way of being with horses connected to body awareness. Please find more:
The development of the rider's "presence" and an orientation to holistic principles is integral to this work.
Klaus has the ability to "know" a horse within a few seconds and within a few minutes of the first meeting, he establishes a relationship so firmly that anything after that is completely based on trust.
This video describes important parts of the horse therapist Klaus Ferdinand Hempflings work. It is helpful to connect this video with his background, added in the following:
Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling (The Horse Seeks Me) is touching equestrians worldwide, with response in fields like natural horsemanship, horse whispering, classical and freestyle dressage, equestrian sports, western riding, endurance, eventing and horse riding in general. He is at the forefront on working and interacting with horses and is known for authentic and effective groundwork according to the horses nature, often proved and documented with stallions (breeding stallions) and with green horses as preparation for their further education. He considers the horse's psyche (horse psychology) and communicates via body language with these beautiful creatures. His first book, 'Dancing with Horses' met with overwhelming success, especially in pleasure riding and natural riding.
Klaus lived with wild horses in wilderness to observe their animal language and natural horse behavior. In the beauty of this nature he developed his principals of the first encounter of human and horse.
One of his specialties is the work with difficult and aggressive horses. Hempfling transforms dangerous, nervous, traumatized horses into cooperative companions. They recognize him as their leader, and become willing partners in groundwork and under saddle. Hempfling is inspiring the natural equine handling in general. Also in the baroque dressage he is discussed.
Very important for Hempfling is in general to interact in different fields as long as the activities accord to the horses nature. He is therefore also coaching horse-people from fields like English dressage, show jumping, baroque and artistic dressage, driving etc.
KFH also talks about issues like bullfight with horses (rejoneador de toro, toreros), and thoroughly about horse health and horse healing, keeping and caring.
The KFH riding system Balanced Weight Riding starts with thorough groundwork and lunging at liberty, building up the potential for the exercises of the High School Dressage (Haute Ecole), like shoulder-in, Spanish walk, passage, piaffe, half-pass, flying change, which all origin in the horses natural movements and may be performed at completely loose reins (bareback riding, rein-less and bridle-less riding), in contrast to the main procedure in English dressage (represented by names like Helgstrand and Grunsven), and the conventional classical dressage (represented at Cadre Noir, the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Escola Portuguesa de Arte Equestre and the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art). Genetic changing in breeding, horse characters and horse types are also important topics in KFHs repertoire, which Hempfling employs with all horses (What Horses Reveal). You will often find him with horses of baroque breeds like Lusitano horses (Alter Real), Pura Raza Española horses (PRE), Lipizzan horses, Knabstrup and Friesian horses but he is also very attached to the natural horse types like Arabian, Criollo, Welsh, Welsh Cob, Haflinger, Icelandic and Connemara. His approach is valid for all horses and every horse enthusiast and lover may feel at home in these authentic basics of equitation and equus. In his courses therefore also riders and breeders from totally different styles may learn how to gain the friendship of their horses. One may say that he is meanwhile one of the leading names in the issue animal and especially horse welfare and horse passion and love, as well as horses in wildlife, roots in nature and animal communication. The German TV program called him one of the most important horse whisperer of the world.