Pro Sanitate Equi

Holistic and health-promoting work for the horse

Nicole Weinauge

The real reason for joy how it grows up whilst dealing with

horses, is, that they bring grace, beauty, spirit

and fire closer to us. “

Sharon Ralls Lemon

 

“Love is when the soul has found a home.”

The love for horses has been my home from an early age as I was fortunate enough to grow up with them. Every single horse in my life has left hoof prints in my heart. A special companion and family member, however, was our Trakehner, with whom I grew up at the age of 10 and was able to experience many exciting, instructive and memorable moments. In my uninformed young years he taught me a lot that there was to learn about a horse-human relationship, but above all listening to the horse and “working for and with each other”.

“Every second in life with horses is a second of learning, of reflecting, of feeling and of experiencing in human life.”

Since the horses made up such a large part of my life, I decided to go with them professionally as well. I have acquired trainer licenses and certifications in the classical German training method as well as in classical French training method and have basically followed the training for the well-being of the horse.

Generally in the classical art of riding the horse is trained as close as possible to its nature. Thoughts are given about the precise structure of the training up to the highest level of refinement of each dressage movement, but only one step at a time. The classical art of riding provides the basis and a concrete development plan for dressage work up to the highest movements.

Despite the good training experience in the classical art of riding, the often unstable state of health of the horses made me think again and again. Horses appeared to be healthy and trainable in and of themselves, and yet the training methods and husbandry conditions with the best ambitions did not lead to real performance in some horses and only to limited success. Therapist and veterinary visits were too regular for recurring problems in the musculoskeletal system, digestive tract and nervous system without lasting changes.

“When you are with the horse, it should initially only be about the horse.”

In order to find out what the causes were, I studied the physical and psychological behavior of the horse for more than 20 years, attended many seminars and lectures by similarly thinking people and experts, and learned about different areas of the nature and the psychology, the musculoskeletal system and the physiology of the horse.

“I think what we learn from horses is worth so much more than what we can teach them.”

Building on my own realizations that so many horses are not in a healthy balance and through the trainings that gave more information about the causes, I wanted to help preventively and sustainably horses to more stability, health and well-being.

That is why I developed my holistic work concept, Pro Sanitate Equi, in 2016, which I use in individual health training units and seminars around the world. It is based on orienting oneself to the nature of the horse in relation to its living conditions, the healthy functionality of its physiology and its musculoskeletal system. If the horse is not in a sufficient equilibrium, therapies are included in order to then start the health-promoting gymnastics with horse-friendly equipment based on the mental and physical state of the horse. Here, the horse owner and rider is initially coached through communication training to understand the horse according to its own individual nature, psychologically, in order to distinguish even unhealthy behavior patterns from healthy ones, and also to correctly interpret mild signs of imbalances and not classify them as standard. In the health training unit, the horse owner and rider is then coached through movement analyzes to see the physical patterns of his horse. The health-promoting gymnastics build on exactly this knowledge, in order to develop healthy inner and outer body behavior with correct movement organization primarily through the development of healthy body positions.

Another part of the health-promoting work is the form of therapy of neural-neural energy work.

For me, with this purely physiologically and psychologically oriented path, the results for the well-being and health of the horse count: relaxation, strength and freedom of movement instead of tension and stress, balance instead of imbalance, self-confidence instead of insecurity and not being understood. In my opinion, these are the prerequisites for a sustainable work that horse and rider want to approach in a trusting relationship, whether high level dressage, the jumping, the pleasure maneuver, the endurance ride or simply a trusting relationship.

Therapy methods:

  • Osteopathie-Myofasziale Ketten und Tensegrity, Maike Knifka (Dtld.)
  • Osteopathie organisch-neurologische Arbeit, Selina Dörling (Dtld.)
  • Shiatsu und Ortho-Bionomy, Warnfred Süss-Desmet (Dtld.)
  • Traditionell Chinesische Medizin, Sabine Vollstedt (Dtld.)

Saddle fitting:

  • Saddle Me Engelke, Carsten Engelke (Dtld.)

Training Naturopath for horses/Homeopathy:

  • Equinus Sanitas, Pferdeheilpraxis, Seminare, Ausbildung zum Pferdeheilpraktiker (Dtld.)
  • Naturheilverfahren, Britt Bachmeyer-Ernst (Dtld.)

Anatomy and Biomechanics:

  • Sharon May-Davis, Pferdewissenschaftlerin, Spezialistin für Anatomie und Biomechanik (Australien)
  • CentaurBiomechanics, gait analysis (UK)
  • The open college of Equine Studies, Care and Management of Horses, Equine Anatomy and Physiology, Equine Health and Nutrition (UK)
  • University of Guelph online Studies, Equine Welfare, Functional Anatomy (CA)

Communication and horse language:

  • Silke Vallentin, Pat Parelli Instruktorin (Dtld.)
  • Honza Bláha, Horseman (Dtld.)
  • Mark Rashid, Horseman (USA)
  • Buck Brannaman, Horseman (USA)
  • Warwick Schiller, Performance Horsemanship (USA)
  • Heinz Welz, Selbstreflexions Coaching (Dtld.)

Classical Dressage and gymnastics:

  • Alfons Dietz, ehem. Bereiter der Spanischen Hofreitschule (Dtld.)
  • Philippe Karl, Schule der Légèreté (Dtld.,1999-2017, 2007 trainer license acquired)

The real reason for joy how it grows up whilst dealing with

horses, is, that they bring grace, beauty, spirit

and fire closer to us. “

Sharon Ralls Lemon

“Love is when the soul has found a home.”

The love for horses has been my home from an early age as I was fortunate enough to grow up with them. Every single horse in my life has left hoof prints in my heart. A special companion and family member, however, was our Trakehner, with whom I grew up at the age of 10 and was able to experience many exciting, instructive and memorable moments. In my uninformed young years he taught me a lot that there was to learn about a horse-human relationship, but above all listening to the horse and “working for and with each other”.

“Every second in life with horses is a second of learning, of reflecting, of feeling and of experiencing in human life.”

Since the horses made up such a large part of my life, I decided to go with them professionally as well. I have acquired trainer licenses and certifications in the classical German training method as well as in classical French training method and have basically followed the training for the well-being of the horse.

Generally in the classical art of riding the horse is trained as close as possible to its nature. Thoughts are given about the precise structure of the training up to the highest level of refinement of each dressage movement, but only one step at a time. The classical art of riding provides the basis and a concrete development plan for dressage work up to the highest movements.

Despite the good training experience in the classical art of riding, the often unstable state of health of the horses made me think again and again. Horses appeared to be healthy and trainable in and of themselves, and yet the training methods and husbandry conditions with the best ambitions did not lead to real performance in some horses and only to limited success. Therapist and veterinary visits were too regular for recurring problems in the musculoskeletal system, digestive tract and nervous system without lasting changes.

“When you are with the horse, it should initially only be about the horse.”

In order to find out what the causes were, I studied the physical and psychological behavior of the horse for more than 20 years, attended many seminars and lectures by similarly thinking people and experts, and learned about different areas of the nature and the psychology, the musculoskeletal system and the physiology of the horse.

“I think what we learn from horses is worth so much more than what we can teach them.”

Building on my own realizations that so many horses are not in a healthy balance and through the trainings that gave more information about the causes, I wanted to help preventively and sustainably horses to more stability, health and well-being.

That is why I developed my holistic work concept, Pro Sanitate Equi, in 2016, which I use in individual health training units and seminars around the world. It is based on orienting oneself to the nature of the horse in relation to its living conditions, the healthy functionality of its physiology and its musculoskeletal system. If the horse is not in a sufficient equilibrium, therapies are included in order to then start the health-promoting gymnastics with horse-friendly equipment based on the mental and physical state of the horse. Here, the horse owner and rider is initially coached through communication training to understand the horse according to its own individual nature, psychologically, in order to distinguish even unhealthy behavior patterns from healthy ones, and also to correctly interpret mild signs of imbalances and not classify them as standard. In the health training unit, the horse owner and rider is then coached through movement analyzes to see the physical patterns of his horse. The health-promoting gymnastics build on exactly this knowledge, in order to develop healthy inner and outer body behavior with correct movement organization primarily through the development of healthy body positions.

Another part of the health-promoting work is the form of therapy of neural-neural energy work.

For me, with this purely physiologically and psychologically oriented path, the results for the well-being and health of the horse count: relaxation, strength and freedom of movement instead of tension and stress, balance instead of imbalance, self-confidence instead of insecurity and not being understood. In my opinion, these are the prerequisites for a sustainable work that horse and rider want to approach in a trusting relationship, whether high level dressage, the jumping, the pleasure maneuver, the endurance ride or simply a trusting relationship.

Therapy methods:

  • Osteopathie-Myofasziale Ketten und Tensegrity, Maike Knifka (Dtld.)
  • Osteopathie organisch-neurologische Arbeit, Selina Dörling (Dtld.)
  • Shiatsu und Ortho-Bionomy, Warnfred Süss-Desmet (Dtld.)
  • Traditionell Chinesische Medizin, Sabine Vollstedt (Dtld.)

Saddle fitting:

  • Saddle Me Engelke, Carsten Engelke (Dtld.)

 Training Naturopath for horses/Homeopathy:

  • Equinus Sanitas, Pferdeheilpraxis, Seminare, Ausbildung zum Pferdeheilpraktiker (Dtld.)
  • Naturheilverfahren, Britt Bachmeyer-Ernst (Dtld.)

Anatomy and Biomechanics:

  • Sharon May-Davis, Pferdewissenschaftlerin, Spezialistin für Anatomie und Biomechanik (Australien)
  • CentaurBiomechanics, gait analysis (UK)
  • The open college of Equine Studies, Care and Management of Horses, Equine Anatomy and Physiology, Equine Health and Nutrition (UK)
  • University of Guelph online Studies, Equine Welfare, Functional Anatomy (CA)

Communication and horse language:

  • Silke Vallentin, Pat Parelli Instruktorin (Dtld.)
  • Honza Bláha, Horseman (Dtld.)
  • Mark Rashid, Horseman (USA)
  • Buck Brannaman, Horseman (USA)
  • Warwick Schiller, Performance Horsemanship (USA)
  • Heinz Welz, Selbstreflexions Coaching (Dtld.)

Classical Dressage and gymnastics:

  • Alfons Dietz, ehem. Bereiter der Spanischen Hofreitschule (Dtld.)
  • Philippe Karl, Schule der Légèreté (Dtld.,1999-2017, 2007 trainer license acquired)

The real reason for joy how it grows up whilst dealing with

horses, is, that they bring grace, beauty, spirit

and fire closer to us. “

Sharon Ralls Lemon

“Love is when the soul has found a home.”

The love for horses has been my home from an early age as I was fortunate enough to grow up with them. Every single horse in my life has left hoof prints in my heart. A special companion and family member, however, was our Trakehner, with whom I grew up at the age of 10 and was able to experience many exciting, instructive and memorable moments. In my uninformed young years he taught me a lot that there was to learn about a horse-human relationship, but above all listening to the horse and “working for and with each other”.

“Every second in life with horses is a second of learning, of reflecting, of feeling and of experiencing in human life.”

Since the horses made up such a large part of my life, I decided to go with them professionally as well. I have acquired trainer licenses and certifications in the classical German training method as well as in classical French training method and have basically followed the training for the well-being of the horse.

Generally in the classical art of riding the horse is trained as close as possible to its nature. Thoughts are given about the precise structure of the training up to the highest level of refinement of each dressage movement, but only one step at a time. The classical art of riding provides the basis and a concrete development plan for dressage work up to the highest movements.

Despite the good training experience in the classical art of riding, the often unstable state of health of the horses made me think again and again. Horses appeared to be healthy and trainable in and of themselves, and yet the training methods and husbandry conditions with the best ambitions did not lead to real performance in some horses and only to limited success. Therapist and veterinary visits were too regular for recurring problems in the musculoskeletal system, digestive tract and nervous system without lasting changes.

“When you are with the horse, it should initially only be about the horse.”

In order to find out what the causes were, I studied the physical and psychological behavior of the horse for more than 20 years, attended many seminars and lectures by similarly thinking people and experts, and learned about different areas of the nature and the psychology, the musculoskeletal system and the physiology of the horse.

“I think what we learn from horses is worth so much more than what we can teach them.”

Building on my own realizations that so many horses are not in a healthy balance and through the trainings that gave more information about the causes, I wanted to help preventively and sustainably horses to more stability, health and well-being.

That is why I developed my holistic work concept, Pro Sanitate Equi, in 2016, which I use in individual health training units and seminars around the world. It is based on orienting oneself to the nature of the horse in relation to its living conditions, the healthy functionality of its physiology and its musculoskeletal system. If the horse is not in a sufficient equilibrium, therapies are included in order to then start the health-promoting gymnastics with horse-friendly equipment based on the mental and physical state of the horse. Here, the horse owner and rider is initially coached through communication training to understand the horse according to its own individual nature, psychologically, in order to distinguish even unhealthy behavior patterns from healthy ones, and also to correctly interpret mild signs of imbalances and not classify them as standard. In the health training unit, the horse owner and rider is then coached through movement analyzes to see the physical patterns of his horse. The health-promoting gymnastics build on exactly this knowledge, in order to develop healthy inner and outer body behavior with correct movement organization primarily through the development of healthy body positions.

Another part of the health-promoting work is the form of therapy of neural-neural energy work.

For me, with this purely physiologically and psychologically oriented path, the results for the well-being and health of the horse count: relaxation, strength and freedom of movement instead of tension and stress, balance instead of imbalance, self-confidence instead of insecurity and not being understood. In my opinion, these are the prerequisites for a sustainable work that horse and rider want to approach in a trusting relationship, whether high level dressage, the jumping, the pleasure maneuver, the endurance ride or simply a trusting relationship.

Therapy methods:

  • Osteopathie-Myofasziale Ketten und Tensegrity, Maike Knifka (Dtld.)
  • Osteopathie organisch-neurologische Arbeit, Selina Dörling (Dtld.)
  • Shiatsu und Ortho-Bionomy, Warnfred Süss-Desmet (Dtld.)
  • Traditionell Chinesische Medizin, Sabine Vollstedt (Dtld.)

Saddle fitting:

  • Saddle Me Engelke, Carsten Engelke (Dtld.)

 Training Naturopath for horses/Homeopathy:

  • Equinus Sanitas, Pferdeheilpraxis, Seminare, Ausbildung zum Pferdeheilpraktiker (Dtld.)
  • Naturheilverfahren, Britt Bachmeyer-Ernst (Dtld.)

Anatomy and Biomechanics:

  • Sharon May-Davis, Pferdewissenschaftlerin, Spezialistin für Anatomie und Biomechanik (Australien)
  • CentaurBiomechanics, gait analysis (UK)
  • The open college of Equine Studies, Care and Management of Horses, Equine Anatomy and Physiology, Equine Health and Nutrition (UK)
  • University of Guelph online Studies, Equine Welfare, Functional Anatomy (CA)

Communication and horse language:

  • Silke Vallentin, Pat Parelli Instruktorin (Dtld.)
  • Honza Bláha, Horseman (Dtld.)
  • Mark Rashid, Horseman (USA)
  • Buck Brannaman, Horseman (USA)
  • Warwick Schiller, Performance Horsemanship (USA)
  • Heinz Welz, Selbstreflexions Coaching (Dtld.)

Classical Dressage and gymnastics:

  • Alfons Dietz, ehem. Bereiter der Spanischen Hofreitschule (Dtld.)
  • Philippe Karl, Schule der Légèreté (Dtld.,1999-2017, 2007 Trainerlizenz erworben)