" I met Roxane by chance in my daughter’s riding club. I was immediately impressed by the way she was working on the ground with her impressive black stallion and so I asked, if she would look over my work with my horse. I had already tried this kind of work with Mumbo - my own horse - and I considered myself well advanced. However, Roxane was not as impressed with my ground work as I had anticipated. She thought that my horse was “super stiff”, that it had lost all its energy and – last but not least – it was too fat with muscles at the wrong places … I was doing too much, my horse didn’t do enough.
Mumbo and I had to start our ground work all over again, which hasn’t been easy. My horse had to adapt to a totally new kind of commands – small gestures, short, but clear vocal commands. And I had to learn this new kind of dealing with my horse. I have to admit that Mumbo has been much faster than his mistress. There are so many things to think about: my way of giving commands, my voice, the rhythm of my steps, my position when working with my horse …
Roxane has been helping me along. She is able to motivate both horse and rider with enormous patience and – most importantly – she is able to explain why exactly one has to do the things the way she has been showing them. And she is right, Mumbo and I are already doing really well! I would never have thought that we could make traversals by the hand! My horse has lost his lower neck, built muscle in the right places, and has become strong and agile. It responds to fine help and I also learned a lot. I now see exactly when Mumbo performs an exercice correctly, when he steps correctly, etc. and Roxane has also given me the methods to correct my horse calmly and completely non-violently, but no less effective.
If you want to work your horse in harmony and lightness, Roxane is the teacher you are looking for."