Mia’s principles

  • There are no stupid horses.
  • There are no devious horses.
  • There are no problem horses among wild horses.
  • A wild horse is healthier, stronger and far more balanced – that can teach us a lot about ourselves.
  • See your horse as a horse – not as a person!
  • Horses are herd animals and should (without exception) have herd members – that includes stallions.
  • Your horse is in growth during its first 3-4 years. Your horse will last longer if you hold back from riding it during this period.
  • If you don’t frequently adjust the saddle to your horse, it can cause damage.
  • The bit is unnecessary in all training.
  • If you use the bit during training you might be putting your horse through agony and it could lead to tooth, jaw and skull injuries.
  • If you use the bit during training, you won’t know if the horse is able to perform the exercise, or if it is just doing it because it will be too painful not to obey you.
  • Your horse can do more than you think if you believe that it can.