Katrine Buur is the founder of Contemporary Art of Riding, which has emerged from a genuine passion for the careful education of the horse. Since 2004 “Academic Art of Riding by Bent Branderup” has been an essential part of these studies. In recent times the horse world has parted from classical ideals in both positive and negative ways; from the perspective of the horse. Both some roughness and some softness has vanished. Let’s bring the softness back!
Academic principles make it possible to be fair and considerate to the horse´s body, mind and motivation – not only as an end result, but throughout the process. If we want a happy, healthy and lasting riding horse, we must first and foremost create and nurture the joy of moving together. In this way we can begin to do stuff with the horse, meanwhile we are able just to be together - in the moment. Slowly we dissolve the illusion that there is a difference between the two - “to do” and “to be”.
Go to him with kindness, bring him the gift of connection and teach him the forgotten language. He will be the big soft wave, bringing you safe to shore.
Katrin's 2021 Presentations
The Spirit of the Young Horse - Day 1
A commented demo on how to keep the enthusiasm and motivation in young horses, while strengthening their body. The video will show how the two micht collide and give examples on how to work with our raw and unshapen jewels and how to keep their spirit alive and awake while giving them calmness and security in your company.
The Artistic Icelandic - Day 2
Gaited horses have the same muscles to move the same bones like other horses, although still - there are in fact important differences to consider, when educating gaited horses to find their own power in collection and mobility in movement. The video will show different horses in different stages of their path into the art of riding - thereby also commenting on what to keep in mind as a caring and responsible educator and companion to your Icelandic.