Democlinic 26 maart 2022 - afgelast

Angelica Hesselius - Reward Based Art of Riding

Welcome to a very special demo day where we will have a closer look at the educational ladder for the reward based horse. We will have a look at necessary foundation behaviour for reward based trained horses in general and educated towards dressage in particular. What are the building blocks if we want to build a whole system from the very start with positive reinforcement techniques. How can we create emotional and physical balance in equal amount?

Together they will offer you an insight in how this system can look, from three different horses perspective. The younger horse working on the basic foundation skills and session structure. Showing how we can create clear teaching with the help of nose- and hoof targets and easy environmental set ups. Helping with creating a calm and forward horse without frustration.


Here to answer these questions you will meet Angelica Hesselius from **Reward Based Art of Riding**. The day will start with Angelica presenting on her educational system. Angelica specialises in positive reinforcement training for balanced movement in groundwork and riding. Developing proprioception, movement and communication through systematic reward-based strategies. Focusing on a relaxed horse that knows what we ask and is happy to do it. With us, illustrating this system live with her three amazing horse’s we will meet Dutch horse trainer and coach Laura Knoops (Zensitief met Paarden).


Followed by a horse showing the beginning of lateral work where we are installing different body part targets and work in sequences. And finishing of with the older horse showing how dressage can look like when we built this system. Side movements and halt work from the ground. Please note that this is a brief outline, the horse’s will be our first and foremost guides during this demo.

We will also discuss the benefits of doing this from the ground up, how we build up strong cues and sessions structures. We’ll add in plenty of breaks in our work so there’s plenty of time for questions.


09:30 - 10:00 Welcome with coffee and tea in De Paulus, Winssen

10:00 - 12:30  Lecture 'The Education of the Reward Based Horse-from youngster to schoolmaster'

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:15 Demo 'Foundation behaviors with a young horse'

14:15 - 14:30 Discussion

14:30 - 15:15 Demo 'Teaching body targets, tactile cues and starting with lateral exercises'

15:15 - 15:30 Discussion

15:30 - 15:45 Comfort break

15:45 - 16:30 Demo 'How can dressage look like, built up with this system'

16:30 - 17:00 Discussion and thank word

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Praktische informatie:

De democlinic vindt op zaterdag 26 maart plaats bij Zensitief met Paarden in Winssen en duurt van 9:30 tot 17:00.
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