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Alessa Neuner  Horsetrainer | Blogger | Designer ๐ŸŒพโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿด My life is dedicated to horses. I love to find inspiration in the beauty of nature and foreign places.

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Part two โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿช
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Lets go back to the "the horse is only loving the cookie, not you"- issue. Well, my horses for sure love their cookies. I think they somehow love me as a person as well. BUT: I don't expect them to work for me just because they would love me so much. Wouldn't that be really weird? Do you do anything your (boy)friend is asking for, just because you love him so much? Well, I don't. ๐Ÿค“ I like to do a lot for him, but it is all about giving and taking.
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When I ask my horses to work for me, it feels simply good for all of us to reward them. They do so much for me, I can't even find words for it! So why should it be too much spending some stupid cookies if they love it so much? For me, it is a matter of course. And that is why my horses would do anything for me. Not because of the cookie. Because of the feeling within, because of the respect I am showing them for their effort. It is a "thank you" from heart to heart. โค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
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What do you think about working with food? What experiences did you make?
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#treats #cookiehorse #clickerhorse

Part one โ˜๐Ÿป .
Yes, I am using cookies. ๐Ÿช Lots of. And no, my horse does not do anything "just for the cookie".
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I don't know why there are so many discussions about using treats or not. If we would argue about every other tool in the horsey world, we would be sitting there for long. For me, cookies are - as I said - just one of the tools one can use. There are reins, bridles, spurs and lots of other stuff, as well as treats.
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I think every tool is just as good as the one using it. So I won't say in general that there are good or bad instruments. Its just about how to use it. (Ok well maybe there are some exceptions. I have never seen any auxiliary reins been used a good way...) I for example do use reins and bridles as well as treats. So why should be a treat something wrong? I think if we would let the horse choose, there won't be many horses choosing anything different than - well, what would it be? Right, the cookie! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿช
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Next part, next picture ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป
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#cookiemonster #positivereinforcement #clickertraining

Is there anything better in the world than the smell of a horsey nose? ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ’— It somehow is the smell of home, isn't it? ๐Ÿก
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I think I am addicted. Anyone else? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜
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#horsesmell #homeiswheremyhorseis #kissformylove

The half-jump. One of Khaymis favorite tricks โšก๏ธ Do you see his amazing soft focused eye spotting me and my aids? I really (try to ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜…) don't care about what exercises my horses can show. But I care about the feeling within these movements. I love that soft connection, where ideas and conversation without words can arise. Where two souls are becoming one. One heart, one brain, one goal: being together, supporting each other to improve oneself, side by side. โค
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#twobodiesonesoul #horsetraining #positivereinforcement #rearinghorse #tricktraining #libertywithhorses #arabianhorses #horsephotography #equine

And suddenly the ponyboy isn't that small anymore ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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Joschi loves to jump and he is a real genius. So when today in the evening he asked me if we could do something together, I invited him for some jumps. That's how it went out - my little not so little superstar! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒŸ
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Earlier in the day we wanted to do some "serious" work with the cavesson. But Joschi started to argue about anything and arguing with ponies isn't fun at all ๐Ÿ™„ Really have to say that it's always the little ones who cost my nerves... ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜… Who knows what I am talking about? ๐Ÿ™ˆ
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#ponyboy #shetlandpony #stallion #ponystallion #libertywithhorses #jumpinghorse #cheekypony

I couldn't help myself but had to show you this short clip ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ˆ After Tadeo and I had an amazing ride (โค๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป) the boy so badly wanted to roll around in the sand that he simply didn't know how to start ๐Ÿ˜‚ We all had to laugh so hard - this was like the 4th time he did it that way, starting with his head in the sand and butt in the height. Crazy little boy ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚
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#prestallion #purarazaespaรฑola #stallion #horsestuff #instahorse #spanishhorse #younghorse

I am in love with that superstar. Even though some days he is behaving more like an uncooperative cranky child - maybe cause I never stopped calling him my baby? ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค”
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However - my horses know that they don't have to obey anyway. So some days they simply tell me about not being motivated at all. Luckily I most of the time can convince them to give it a try.
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Khayman mostly gets more motivated when leaving the tack away. So why not working without it if babyboy is wishing so? ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ Especially when he is moving like this - doesn't he look really amazing? ๐Ÿ’—
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I don't really dare to say so, but somehow I am craving some colder days. Anyone else here? ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿคค
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Photo: @wacape .
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#arabianhorses #tackless #academicartofriding #groundwork #libertywithhorses #proudhorsemom #equine #horsephotography

>> When you are born in a world you don't fit in, it's because you were born to help create a new one. ๐ŸŒ–โšก๏ธ๐ŸŒ™ .
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#whendreamescometrue #arabianhorses #khayman #bitlessriding #academicartofriding #bentbranderup #equine #horsegirl #horsephotography

Some days are filled with lightness, laughter (when Khayman is trying to eat some dreadlocks ๐Ÿ˜…) and special moments with really good friends. How thankful I am to have these beautiful souls by my side! ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
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I learned that it really doesn't matter how long you know someone or how often you are able to see each other. If you meet each other with true respect, love and on an equal footing there is a connection giving rise to so many beautiful feelings, experiences and (new) insights.
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These souls may help you find yourself and your own path in life without pushing or pulling - simply by accepting and being (with) you. Isn't that what friendship should always look like, doesn't matter if it's between humans or horse and human? ๐ŸŒพโ˜€๏ธ
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Pic: @fotografie_simone.hage โœจ
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#friendshipgoals #horsegirls #makingmemories

Sometimes life just knows what you need. Khayman and I aren't good in taking a break. Maybe that's why life is always holding something for us to stop us from rushing and running ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
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Atm we are simply enjoying ourselves. Being together in silence. Wandering around the pasture, enjoying the sun. Fighting against the flies side by side โš”๏ธ And somehow finding lots of peaceful moments ๐Ÿ’›
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I guess "doing nothing" will become part of our training for the future. We both like it ๐Ÿค“ What about you? .
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#faultiermodus #enjoyinglife #findingtheflow

My dragonchild has been ill these days. Poor baby! The vet said he probably got an infection with fever and all that stuff. I worried so much about him when I came to the stable on monday, sawing him laying flat without recognizing me. Puuuh, no words for how my heart belongs to this horse! โค
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But luckily he recovered soon so today he is nearly my good old and crazy boy. Nevertheless I won't drive him to my trainer as it was plant for next week. Sometimes timing can be really bad - or that's just the way it should be? .
So I will drive without him, being able to work with the horses of my trainer Pia Haas, which will be amazing for sure! And maybe in autumn I will go for another training week, this time with my dragon ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ’š
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#thatslife #poorbaby #onlyyoumatter

Free your soul โšก๏ธ Since I forgot my laptop just now, I went to the car, only wearing a casual dress - without a bra. I felt a bit weird and was happy to not meet anyone. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค“And then suddenly I realized what I was thinking about and became angry. Why in this world whould be something weird just because the society is telling so? And how could it have so much power to control my feelings that way? Do I really need these covers when being in public?

These days people are used to talk about freedom and individuality. But talking about something is not the same like really feeling and experienting it. ๐Ÿฆ… The society we are living in is telling us how to live our life in nearly every moment: women should wear bras, horses should be lead by a rope, kids have to go to school. And so on and so on. But what if?

What if I feel good without a bra? What if my horse and I find a better connection without any tack? What if I would start to just listen to myself, my real inner voice and not the one that has been educated since childhood, the one society is speaking through?
I for myself wish to find my own truth, my own path and my own self. ๐ŸŒฟ And for that I have to listen to my inner voice, telling me what is right and what is wrong. That is what I call real freedom - being aware of what truly belongs to me and what is simply shaped by society. Maybe sometimes one the less I am chosing the way society is giving, because when living with other beings we cant always decide only for our own health. But simply being aware of it helps a lot - to free ones mind and to find our true selves. ๐Ÿ’›
The way back to my appartement I went with a smile on my face - maybe looking even weirder, but feeling so good! ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
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Pic: Khaymi demonstrating how freedom can look like โœŒ๐Ÿป
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#weirdo #withoutbra #awareness #choosefreedom #horsegirl

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