- This is the English version of the interview. Für die deutsche Fassung, klicke hier. - Mark Rashid is known for his books like "Considering the horse", "A good horse is never a bad color" and "Finding the...
Become the partner your horse has been waiting for
You are dreaming of a positive and relaxing way of being with your horse? A close connection that allows both of you to blossom, to enfold in your own way? Then you’ve come to the right place. Welcome!
Hi! Good to have you.
Who are you? You are one of those riders, who truly just want the best for their horse. Still, you want to enjoy your time with them, relax, unwind and just feel good. And possibly even live up to your equestrian ambitions. Maybe your horsemanship or your relationship isn’t quite where you want it to be yet, but you’re on it and willing to work on yourself to get there.
Who am I? Hi, I’m Daniela. I teach positive horsemanship and work as a coach and yoga teacher for people who love horses. My mission is to turn each and every one of them into a better partner for their horses. I support them in finding positive ways of being around horses as well as to flourish as humans and in their bodies. Why? Because I love horses and want our world to become a better place for them – person by person and bit by bit.
What do I teach? Awareness and feel – for your hose, for your own body through yoga, breathwork and meditation and in all aspects of life: During groundwork, in the saddle (all styles welcome), on the mat, in life.
How do we work together? First of all: Always in a relaxed manner. And then: We can work on yourself or with your horse. Online or “live”. On specific problems or in a broader sense of the relationship or general training. I live in Hamburg, Germany. If you are in the area I can visit you at home or in the stable. If not we can plan a seminar in your area or – even easier – meet online.
Anything else? Well, on the side I organise seminars with leading experts that further help us to understand our horses better and I work as a journalist on all of “my” topics.
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"Horsemanship is the art of mastering our own movements, thoughts, emotions and behavior. Not the horses."
- Mark Rashid
How can I serve you?
My mission are positive connections between horses and humans. Do you have questions regarding your relationship or your training? Together we look at what’s going on and find new ways to create positive and lasting solutions.
Yoga actually has A LOT to offer for riders – and not just on a physical level. We bring more balance to the body, stretch, strengthen and keep it in shape, but we also practice empathy, feel, softness, awareness and letting go – all of which will improve your horsemanship.
I offer online courses as well as personal yoga coachings and sessions, were we can look at what your situation and your goals and use the tools of yoga in order to get you there. You don’t know whether your “problem” will be solvable through yoga? Contact me and we’ll find out!
There is so much still to learn about the horse world – as well as our human world. That’s why I regularly invite leading horse people from all over the world to share their knowledge with us. And to broaden our horizon bit by bit, growing as horse people.
Here’s what my clients say…
“I appreciate your gentle way of teaching.
How you choose your words and always bring beautiful,
pictorial ideas. This makes learning very easy and creates a true
feel good atmosphere. And your patience to wait, even if it takes a
little longer, so that the horse has the opportunity to learn and react
without being pushed to do so. These are the things that make a training session with you very
Sina with her Quarter Horse mare Nayeeli
“Although I'd known and practiced yoga for years,
I found a new approach with you.
That not everything HAS to be carried out perfectly,
but that it can and may gradually develop further, for example. I have also found a new, even softer approach to my horse while
riding. This did not happen consciously, but during the weeks of
practicing yoga we made marvellous progress in areas,
where we had been stuck for a long time.
“The great thing about Daniela's course is that she picks up
everyone where they are.
And that you take a lot with you not only physically but also
mentally from the course into everyday life - and thus also into
the stable and the next ride. This loosened a knot in me -
I sit better, my horse can feel that too, and even on our bad side
we both now swing more softly and harmoniously. "
“In a very short time she had turned my nervous, impatient mare into a cool, attentive horse. Every time she had worked with Panja and I went for a ride a few days later, I had the feeling that Daniela had enchanted my horse again.”