Horseway has internships available for interested students and adults throughout the year. This stages provide with hands on experience in all aspects of the Connected Riding method, both Groundwork and Riding and also can be blended with Equine Education (natural horsemanship) lessons.
The natural horsemanship classes are a way to learn and comunicate with the horses in a language that they understand. An important aspect of it is to focus on our body language and the horse’s, and to control the energy we use to interact with him. Until you become conscious of the quantity of information that we contantly emit, most of the time without even realizing. You have to concentrate on your body, your energy and state of mind, something that we usually don’t do in our daily life. The benefits of this class are plenty: a better communication and understanding of the horse, the ability to ride the animal in tune, and how to discover things about ourselves, that we wouldn’t otherwise be conscious of.
I arrived to Horseway following a recommendation from a friend who knows the place. Before taking a decision I visited other places, but I settled for Horseway because of their well cared facilities and the natural horsemanship classes. The exercises are a global teaching that encompasses all the aspects of the horse / human relationshop, from the phisical to the emotional. It’s a complete training with various exercises, some of which more technical and purely about equine language, and others about the use of breathing as a communication tool, and how to have a closer relationship with a horse.
Since the beginning I felt that Melin was taking care of me despite my lack of knowledge and clumsiness in my learning, she also takes very good care of the horses. Thoses are fundamental elements that give me confidence. (…)
The advantages of taking a workshop is that, for two intensive days you can be totally immersed in natural taming, and, depending on your level, you can start to apply for yourself some of the concepts and techniques you’ve been taught.
The benefit of working in a group is that it generates a variety of learning situations, including learning from others’ experiences in a fun, relaxed atmosphere in which everyone helps everyone else integrate the knowledge.