Make great progress with

a happy and healthy horse

and achieve your goals with

Saskia Horse Development

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It is free! And it will help you and your horse progress towards your goals.

I have over 20 years of experience in training all kinds of horses, in all kinds of disciplines.

My Horse Development training is based on Relationship, Understanding and Biomechanics.

The topics I teach include: the basics of training, riding, ground work, planning the week,

types of training, adding variety, great exercises to try and much more!

Horse Development Blueprint

Your Step-by-Step guide to Your Horse Training Goals

7 Week Training Plan

Make Progress in 7 Weeks! Improving your horse's strength, stamina or suppleness, while avoiding over-training and injuries from training.

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Horse Development Blueprint

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FREE Download: How To Reach Your Goals

Your FREE 15 Page Blueprint for rapidly progressing with Confidence - even if you've struggled to get your Horse to improve in the past!

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About Saskia

Saskia Gerritsen is the Owner of Saskia Horse Development. She has over 20 years of experience in training horses and has a solid and versatile background competing in multiple disciplines: dressage, jumping, cross-country, TREC (long distance) and carriage driving.

Saskia has also started dozens of horses with her horse-focused and friendly approach. Even the most tense horse learns to trust, relax and understand her training. She has taught her training method to many students, which see results directly from the first session and achieve a long lasting improvement in the communication with their horse.

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Your Brave Horse Blueprint is a Step-By-Step Mindmap Showing You...

  • The 3 main focus area's I use to train and develop every horse
    into a calm and confident partner

  • What the 3 Friendship Agreements are and why they are the key
    to overcome tension, spooking, resistance and flight behavior

  • The Step-by-Step Pathway that applies to you, your horse and your specific challenges

  • How to keep your horse Happy and Healthy in training for many years

  • And MUCH, much more...

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Saskia's 7 Week Training Plan

In the first week you learn about making Progress without over-training: prevent injuries, healthy training and recovery training sessions.
Cavaletti exercises: walk and trot on straight lines.

In week 2 there is a lot of information about Supercompensation in the athletes body and how to use it in our advantage. This is also the main reason why it is so important to add variety to your week.
Cavaletti exercises: walk and trot on a circle.

During week 3 we talk about the importance and benefits of groundwork. A varied and healthy groundwork session is just as valuable as training under saddle and I describe how you can build up a session.
Cavaletti exercises: canter in straight line

The half-way point is all about the details of a correct session build up. What happens in your horses body during the warming up, peak training and cool-down. This is important not only for your horses physical well-being but also his mental state and how he feels about working with you.
Cavaletti exercises: combination of trot and canter on a circle with transitions

One of my favourites: the Freedom Week! Here I share a lot about Relaxing days and how to make the most out of the days, weeks or even months where you want to take a break from training.  
Groundwork exercises: focus on lateral bending and engaging the hind legs

In week 6 you learn the benefits of making Exercise Combinations. The targeting of one effect through different movements takes training fast forward. Your horse will be challenged and be more engaged mentally and physically when you start mixing your exercises together.
Exercises (riding or groundwork): Active inside hind combo & Free the shoulders balance combo

I will keep week 7 a surprise for the end ;-) 

Sign up for this 7 part Training Series while it is available and find out!

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