Regular compensation time is important for young riding horses. Out for feed they can graze, get in touch with other horses or recreate down to their whim...
All Fjord horses at LGKS are made familiar with water. Elite mare Lissla sets a good example.
While working in the open country the young horses learns to handle unknown situations and keep calm and trust their horsemen in any situation.
The eleven years old Anna-Karina Kemper, here with elite mare Lissla, supports the training of the young horses.
During their first months with a saddle our young horses are taught by our professional trainer Marko Vogel.
Our Fjord horses are used to a trustful and respectful contact to their stockmen from their first day of live on and face new things and situations normally curiously and without shy.
A harmonic exterior and an excellent health status form optimal conditions, to bear the weight of a horseman free of pain for a long time.
Inherently minded to be all-rounders, our Fjord horses learn during their basic training to do their best in any circumstances.
A Norwegian for all occasions
The requirements for a good allround horse are today higher than ever. If a sport horse has weaknesses beyond the sport area, an allround horse, which name speaks for itself, shall be in the van of all areas: It demonstrates its concentration and readiness to work at the arena, confidence and fearlessness in a field, discipline and calm by cooperation. Incidentally, for all kinds of fun, from sledding and circus lessons to swimming together. The nervous rider must feel himself/ herself as comfortable on its back as on its ambitious offspring or vice versa.
In order to meet all these requirements, the basic training of our Fjord horses at the estate Kemper & Schlomski goes far beyond the „breaking“ or „training“ in the traditional sense. Allrounder learns to give its best in every situation by nature.
Careful selective breeding and appropriate nursery make the basis for a successful development, because a harmonious exterior and an excellent health state are the ideal preconditions in order to be able to carry the rider's weight painless in the long term. Equally important are trust and respect for people. At the latest, when it comes to a dangerous situation in the field, it can be of crucial importance in the emergency case. Our Fjord horses are used to the trusting approach and smooth collaboration which they acquire from their caretakers since the first day of their lives and therefore usually face new things with curiousity and with no timidness. Walks and ground work prepare the young horses in a playful way for their future challenges.
In their first months our Fjord horses learn to carry the horseman, in particular our professionals, under the saddle. It takes for raiser and instructor Marko Vogel a lot of time to get animals used to the saddle and rider's weight, to build their back muscles and to help them to find balance and tact. If the young horses responding sufficient to the leg activity, they will be exposed to the action of leg of other riders under the raisers’ supervision. The youngest rider is Anna-Karina Kemper – at that point the Norwegian horses prove their reputation of family horses: even the Fjord stallions respond well to the commands of the 11-year-old girl.
Working in the field is another important aspect of the training. First, accompanied by one or more experienced animals, and later alone, the young horse learns to deal with unknown situations and to trust its rider in every situation. Natural obstacles can be used for small jumps, slopes strengthen the back muscles. The varied landscape ensures the walk steadiness of the horse and balance. And barely anything can induce joy from stepping forward more than a delightful route with gallop. Thanks to the waterscapes in the area, all our young horses are familiar with water. After initial skepticism, most Norwegians turn out to be real seahorses, who can not get enough of it.
A professional and many-sided basic education offers the best conditions for a horse-rider cooperation, which one can enjoy many years. No matter in which direction our young horses will go with their future owners, they are well prepared..