Do you want to learn or improve your communication with horse? The La Cense Method will make you a Horseman or a Horsewoman, able to train a horse while respecting its well-being. Follow the series of exercises and improve your understanding of horses and your equestrian skills.

Each course includes a theoretical approach to equine ethology. These insights into the behavior of horses will enable you to take its mood into account at all times.

Introductory course

Degree 1 and 2

Groundwork course

Degree 2 and 3

Combined course

Degree 3 and 4

Saddle work course

Degree 5

Liberty work course

Degree 6

Expert liberty work course

Degree 7

Saddle work communication course

Degree 8

Excellence course

Introductory course

This course will give the opportunity to discover the world of horses and to learn how to communicate with them to those eager to spend more time with horses and to gain knowledge about their behavior.
Discover the La Cense Method during groundwork and saddle work sessions.

Program

Understanding horses

Equine ethology and the principles of horse training

Groundwork

Introductory session to handling horses on the ground

Saddle work

Introductory session to horses

Practical information

Duration: 1 day

Cost: €90

Time: 9am-5pm

Groundwork learning

Earn the horse’s trust and respect.
By learning the basics about groundwork communication, you will control the horse’s movements in complete safety. Various desensitizing exercises will develop the horse’s trust in you. Focus on the basics to make yourself clearer and improve your tact.

Goals

Technique

Get your horse’s attention and build mutual trust when approaching and at any given moment during the session.
Approach horses while respecting personal space.
Get your horse’s full acceptance as you put on the halter.
Controlling the horse’s speed and direction on bare ground.

Theory

Learn to truly observe.
Horses’ sensory world.
Basic knowledge on communication signals.
Basic notions on learning principles.

Practical information

Duration: 3 days

Cost: €450

Time: 9am-5pm

Combined learning

Gain control on the ground and in the saddle.
Consolidate your skills in groundwork communication with combined exercises.
Use what you have learned during groundwork sessions and develop basic skills in the saddle.  You will develop basic riding skills. Improve your understanding of the horse: reach a new level of communication in your relationship.

Goals

Technique

Control speed and direction when you are in front, next to and behind your horse, on bare ground and over and through simple hurdles such as horse boxes and narrow or downhill passes.
Mobilize your horse’s fore- and hindquarters at halt without inducing any stress.

Theory

Horses’ temperament and individual differences.
Social life: structure, organization of groups.
Learn what predatory behavior means and what it involves.

Practical information

Duration: 3 days

Cost: €450

Time: 9am-5pm

Saddle work training

Improve communication in the saddle. Develop your riding skills by learning to use aids separately. Show desensitizing exercises in the saddle. Gain control over your horse’s direction, impulsion and flexion.

Goals

Technique

Build a mutual mindful relationship with a calm and relaxed horse at any given moment.

Control your horse’s speed and direction at all gait independently of other horses on bare ground without or with a few simple hurdles.Mobilize your horse’s fore- and hindquarters at halt, walk and trot without inducing any stress.

Theory

Lifestyle and –rhythm
Health.
Stereotypies.

Practical information

Duration: 3 days

Cost: €450

Time: 9am-5pm

Liberty training

Develop your relationship on the ground, with and without a lunge line. Develop your communication skills at greater distance, with a 7m lunge line or long reins. Keep your horse calm in real-life situations. Gradually let go of the material link in the lunging ring to test the connection with your horse.

Goals

Technique

Build a mutual mindful relationship with a calm and relaxed horse at any given moment. Control your horse’s speed and direction on a precise path at every gait on the lunge line, on bare ground and over hurdles.

Theory

How horses behave in the wild: lifestyle and function within the herd.

Practical information

Duration: 3 days

Cost: €450

Time: 9am-5pm

Expert liberty training

Develop your relationship on the ground with and without a lunge line.
Get your horse to be lighter and more focused with exercises requiring more activity and fluidity. Strengthen your bond with your horse by working without any material link.

Goals

Technique

Build a mutual mindful relationship with a calm and relaxed horse at any given moment.
Control your horse’s speed and direction on a precise path at every gait without a lunge line in a closed space.

Theory

Social life of domesticated horses.

Practical information

Duration: 3 days

Cost: €450

Time: 9am-5pm

Communication in the saddle

Refine the use of your aids to achieve harmony with your horse.
Improve this connection with your seat, balance and legs rather than your hands. At the end of the course, you will be able to control your horse’s speed and direction without reins.

Goals

Technique

Control your horse’s speed and direction a precise path at all gaits, inside and outside of the arena, with and without hurdles.
To combine the use of the different parts of the horse.

Theory

Horse learning principles.

Practical information

Duration: 3 days

Cost: €450

Time: 9am-5pm

Excellence course

Your horse is now well-trained.
Refine the acquired skills to develop your horse’s physical and mental condition.
Improve your riding by combining what you have learned. Exercises will take you to new work goals for your horse.  Learn step by step how to balance your horse’s physical and mental condition for any discipline you choose.

Goals

Learn how to organize, monitor and adapt work sessions for your horse.
Learn to recognize a relaxed horse when you are in the saddle
Ride bareback with nothing but a string

Specificity

Only with a personal horse

Practical info

Duration: 3 days

Cost: €450

Time: 9am-5pm