Right before Christmas, Jaap and Anne traveled to China again for a training and education trip. It was very well organized by our representatives CJ Chou and Scott Sheng. They organised a 4 day program with 3 days booked with riding lessons and one day was fully dedicated for workshops and seminars. The workshop day started off with a theory session about lunging followed by lunging in practice.
We divided the group of 12 participants in four groups with four horses to practice their lunging skills under supervision of both trainers. The participants learned about their position regarding the horse, body language, maintaining the correct contact on the rein and how to teach the horse to respond quickly on the voice. In the afternoon, Anne gave workshops about stress in horses with lots of video material and mental training with many exercises to improve focus and concentration. We finished the day with a workshop about lameness, in this workshop the focus is on recognizing lameness, detecting the lame leg, the most common causes of lameness and how to prevent lameness. We look back on a very successful trip to Bejing, see you soon!