Understanding Horses Better:
Wildland Horsemanship Mirjam Dunkel
Wildland Horsemanship: the best way to train your horse.
Unique learning platform online - anytime. Individual training in Switzerland, ranch vacations in the USA, courses worldwide.
Break boundaries, experience new freedoms.
How high my horse can jump, what prizes we won or how many mountains and lakes we crossed is not important. What matters is that we BOTH enjoy the journey - as a team.
Are you also attracted to horses - to their strength and intelligence, to their beauty and gentle nature? These great animals give us so much, provided we gain their trust. But that's not so easy, is it?
We all want a horse that joyfully approaches us when we enter the stable. A horse that feels safe with us and is allowed to develop. A horse that joins us voluntarily. Because it is mentally ready and motivated to go in any direction demanded - be it jumping, dressage, trail or leisure riding.
We want a friend without fear in every moment.
We know it: sometimes it is not so easy to get along with a horse. The list of possible problems is as long as the history of riding. Stay calm: You are not alone with your dreams, worries and fears.
Break boundaries, experience new freedoms.
Build a strong relationship with your horse. Then the training will be much easier and more durable.
Every success begins with a dream. Let's turn it into reality together.
Believe in your abilities and those of your horse. And imagine that your dreams will come true. Then the connection with your horse will move mountains ... And you will write your own beautiful story.
My wish is that you do not remain a mere "follower", but become an inspiration for your horse and your environment.
I am firmly convinced that you will no longer need a trainer. Provided you understand the principles of how a horse learns, feels and thinks. On my learning platform I will introduce you to those training principles that have helped me to successfully cooperate with horses.
The goal is for horse and owner to become safe and motivated training partners - joyful, positive and independent of any riding style.
I would like to encourage you to study the training videos and try out the tips yourself, in addition to the principles. In addition, you should realize that mistakes and experiments are part of the process and that we should not always take everything so seriously. Ask questions in my closed Facebook group and learn from like-minded people. This alone will bring you a big piece further and will give you aha-moments.
On my ranch you can always train intensively or even become a trainer. You can also book me for on-site training or attend one of my courses.
My heart beats for horses.
Many of my most beautiful and magical moments I have experienced together with horses. I grew up in the Swiss Alps, horses have always been part of it. They have fascinated me and captivated me ... their beauty, strength, intelligence and honesty are unique. Horses have taken me on a journey I would never have dared to dream of. I have worked with traumatized horses, and horses that have never seen a human ... I have had the privilege to work with a wide variety of animals and their owners all over the world. They all showed me step by step how to understand these great horses. And more importantly, they have taught me to understand myself better. For me, horses are not objects for entertainment, but equal beings. They too want to be heard, seen and appreciated.
Those who enter into a true partnership with them have an incredibly rewarding experience.
Nature gives me many things. It is where I find my inner peace - far from the stresses of everyday life and civilization.
I am not perfect and I will never be finished. But my life's dream is to pass on to you over 20 years of knowledge about horses and what they have given me.
" Mirjam Dunkel is a great horse(manship)trainer. She is very patience. Really sees the horse and helps the horse where ever she can. We enjoyed her clinics in the Netherland. I am honored with our friendship and cooperation. It's really nice to learn from each other. Looking forward to more clinics together in the future! "
" Since our first meeting I was fascinated by your natural way. Your dedication in dealing with horses, your enormous expertise and your experience make a perfect combination. I am enormously grateful for every lesson I am allowed to learn with you. For me it is not only a learning in dealing with horses. But much more it is a school of life.
Thank you Mirjam. "
"A DREAM comes true, thanks to Mirjam!!! My horse Libero and I understand each other better and better, give us more and more freedom and confidence, from the ground in free work and in lighter, soft riding. ... A huge thank you to you Mirjam for your patience and your everlasting motivation. You are always confident and cheerful, giving us your laughter from the first to the last moment of the lesson. You give all your knowledge and great skill in every single lesson. I feel so happy to be your student."
" Mirjam is exactly the trainer we needed and I hope that I and my horses can still learn a lot from her. Mirjam always takes a lot of time for us, is always in good spirits, a positive, cheerful person. I am really happy that I found Mirjam and that she supports us. I wish every human-horse couple such a great support. I can wholeheartedly recommend Mirjam Dunkel, for me there is no better horse coach. "
" I have been able to photograph Mirjam working with her horses several times and was always impressed by her dedication, her feeling for the animals and her ease in dealing with them. Unreservedly recommendable. "
" Very grateful for the amazing clinic weekend me and my horse Chex enjoyed with Mirjam a couple of weeks ago in The Netherlands. She showed me a playful and refreshing way for a "kind-of-new start" with my somewhat demotivated youngster. Very clear suggestions for our next steps together, both in groundwork and riding. The way Mirjam communicates with horses through intention is really inspiring. Besides that, Mirjam is just a really sweet and fun person to be around with. Looking forward to learn more from you in the future Mirjam ! "
" I participated in a two day clinic from Mirjam in the Netherlands. I learned a lot about connection with my horse and how to make it stronger. What I really liked about Mirjam her way of teaching was that she really is present and aware with what she is doing, which means that she has all her attention for you and she teaches you to be present with your horse too. If you are present in the moment you will see all the little cues your horse gives and this way understand your horse so much better. I think Mirjam is really an inspiring person. During this clinic she not only taught me how to work with my horse, she inspired me to become a more aware person myself. Thank you Mirjam for the great clinic and hope to meet you again in the future! "
Isabel ten B.
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