“Horses make us happy without even trying. They deserve to be just as happy.”- Zoë Idema - join the course
“Horses make us happy without even trying.
They deserve to be just as happy.”
– Zoë Idema –
You want to
Understand your horse
Learn how to help your horse grow
Build a connection with your horse
Have fun together
Get trainings inspiration that will help your horse improve mentally and physically
Make your horse happy
and I can get you there!
Join the Happy Horsemanship course
5 modules: What your horse needs, Starting with groundwork, Physical development, Mental development and Problem solving
An ebook with observation forms, helpful illustrations and five complete trainings from warming up to cooling down
More than 60 exercises to try with your own horse
Short preview of the lessons
What people say about me
I came across your Instagram profile randomly but since watching it’s completely opened my mind up to the power of natural horsemanship. It’s the sort of thing I wish I knew back when I had my first horse – I loved him to pieces and we had a great bond but he could be really problematic at times as he was a super nervous boy. Looking back I wish I’d had access to this knowledge as I feel he was really misunderstood and would have loved to try and understand his emotions and psychology a bit more to help him in a more productive way. I follow you to learn more for when I have my next horse, but also because it just brings me so much joy seeing your connection with your babies, especially love curly Aslan – he’s such a dude! ❤️
Having owned horses for 26 of my 36 years I’m very old school English training. We’ve recently bought a young untouched pony and have started learning natural horsemanship with her and really enjoying it. Your posts give me things to think about and learn from and also help me to learn along with my pony. Thank you!
I had a massive accident riding my horse a few years back, and ground work became our way of starting to trust each other again and keep working together without me having to ride. Through this, I learned so much about myself, and my horse and your account has acted as a great source of inspiration for finding new things to develop, and new ways to communicate. We recently started learning the Spanish walk by your method, and it’s so fun to see how much he enjoys it and how proud he felt when he finally got it right! I have even gotten the courage back to slowly start riding again, but this time I’m taking it slow and listening to the both of us. I really love what you’re trying to communicate with your account, and the important message you’re spreading, and I’m really grateful for the inspiration. Thanks a lot, love from Sweden ❤️
Hi ❣️ I started following you because of your amazing content (mostly training inspo). Thanks to you me and my horse have learned so much! Our progress is amazing because of your work. Also, when we had some serious problem with laying down you came in 🤗 you replied so fast in DM and gave me some professional advice what can I do. I am very grateful that you are there! With your tricks tutorials I taught my horsey how to smile, we are currently practicing the Spanish walk and reverse round pen training. I was so scared when some old people were telling me to use the whip harder “so the horse respect me” or “so I win”. You showed me there is always a different way -better one. I was extremely inexperienced when I bought a horse and you taught me not to handle her but cooperate with her. You created my way of seeing horses and every other animals. Honestly, I wish I could work with you only for one day. I know that you would be an amazing mentor and I would learn so much! Thank you so much for everything and say hello to Aslan from me and Hienke!!!❤️
One day I saw one of your videos and it changed the way I think about training my horses, I’ve always wanted to do something else, not just dressage, and I realized I can do many more things!
“I already did (& still do) groundwork, but often I feel stuck and as if we do the same things over and over. But you gave me so many new ideas and thats why I follow you 😊”
“I follow you for non-riding related original training inspiration and because I love seeing you caring for Aslan and having sooo much fun together despite barely ridin g🙌❤️
Let’s hope you set an example for many people🥰”
I love your account because I’m trying to approach training from a new perspective of positive reinforcement and liberty work! Your tips are so helpful and fun!
I love discovering all the different ways of how to spend quality time with your horse and build a strong and loving relationship without focusing on riding. I love your bond with your horse and your creative ideas of how to keep him busy and your time together enjoyable for both sides ❤️
You really inspire me to be a better equestrian! I used to not care about my horse’s thoughts during training, and have recently realized how wrong I was, and how unhappy my horses were. You help me keep my horses happy! ❤️
After buying my first horse at the start of 2021 I was struggling so much to bond with her and help her be happy. You have inspired me to prioritize my horses needs and help her work through the bad past experiences she has had 🥰
I absolutely love your content and horse, you have really inspired me to connect more with my own horse and to start with liberty training. I never knew where to start but your account has given me so much guidance ❤️
I follow you for all of the amazingly creative activities you come up with! You focus on the happiness of the horse first, and it is so refreshing and encouraging to see! 😊
I follow because I rescued a senior horse who was worked very hard all his life, and doesn’t find as much joy in riding as he does playing on the ground. It is so empowering and validating to see other equestrians have horses that they don’t ride, and still have happy and beautiful relationships ! I love that there are so many other people who love horses enough to give them the life that makes them the happiest. Plus, the drawings are amazing and make me smile every time 🥰🥰🥰
I follow you mainly for inspiration on what to do with my horse when i can’t ride him! he has been injured or in therapy on and off for a while but is finally coming back. lots of ground work with ideas from your doodles benefitted us. (can’t lie about this though- those curls are another great reason)
The biggest reason I follow you is because of your and Aslan’s creativity! Your training doesn’t fit into any box, and Aslan knows so many behaviors. You show a wide variety of training tips and your posts are always authentic! I also love your cartoons. They are a simple way to visually explain a technique or concept to both beginners and seasoned trainers.
I bought my first horse 🐴 , Herkules, in April. He turned 3 years old a few weeks after I bought him and because he is a draft and still growing I do not ride him yet.
Your videos give me ideas to try out with him to keep his mind and body healthy and to get to know what he likes and what he does not 😊
I hope to have with him the same relationship that you have with Aslan 😍
When I got my one horse a year ago we struggled a lot, he was very scared for the saddle and a rider on his back. Your content made me realize that riding isn’t the most important thing. We got help from someone trained in horsemanship and he is so brave now :D. Every time I see a post from you it makes me so happy! I take a lot of inspiration from you and Aslan, thanks for everything so far!
I follow you because I love how much of a bond you have with your horses, you are very patient and calm with them. I love your posts and i’m trying to be more like you with my mare 🙂 We have both come a very long way <3
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