A Seminar Of Change – Spiritually Riding in Germany

 

From left: Marvin Engels with Böckchen , Me! hehehe, Kerstin Isabel Kutting with Jerome, Wolfgang Kutting and Kristina Alina Kutting with Smarty

It was to be the first of its kind. The focus was on the 7th neck vertebrae and its problems stemming from a widely chosen form of training with Dressage and Showjumping horses at the moment. Firstly a biomechanical riding and judges aspect of the damage of Roll-Kur, a veterinary explanation of the health damage and well then came me – the Spiritual side.

The night before, our participating vet called to inform us that she was extremely sick and would not be able to join the seminar. So it was now up to Wolfgang and I to provide as much information we could ourselves to cover the afternoon ahead of us.

That turned out to be not a problem!

Wolfgang with his amazing information and demonstrations that had us all in full concentration!

In a country where I thought they would never be ready to hear what I had to say, even though in my heart I always felt they needed it the most, because of one man – Wolfgang Kutting who, in his own words ‘was taking a risk doing this seminar with me, not knowing exactly what it was that I was going to say’, opened the doors for the first seminar involving the Spiritual connection to classical riding, given in Germany, with a very special group of people coming with their hearts wide open to what was about to happen on this day.

Not to mention Wolfgang’s desire for me to do this in German was a challenge for me, thank fully I was understood!

Kristina Alina Kutting, enjoying her well earned harmony with a very sensitive horse.

Kristina Alina Kutting, enjoying her well earned harmony with a very sensitive horse.

The smiles that were present from three wonderful riders and their horses! During the practical demonstration in between our talks, Marvin Engels, Kristina Aline Kutting and Kerstin Isabel Kutting entered with their best friends and helped us explain why training with respect for an animal ultimately teaches respect for ourselves and each other.
It was informative, refreshing and positive in all directions. To have the explanations physically explained so beautifully by Wolfgang, then to see it so clearly shown by the riders Marvin, Kristina and Kerstin was evidence enough for these wonderful viewers why a new direction of pain on horses will not and cannot be allowed for much longer.

pDWxjdBDXjsbsNK2_CFP2HIK4aowa_PntxQpC6yPi9QFor me my talk was mainly upon WHY one would even choose to train in this way.

Most of it is a closed heart chakra and stuck in the illusion of life. The focus of this seminar chosen by Wolfgang, was on the 7th neck vertebrae of the horse – here is where the heart chakra of the horse is situated. Horses are a reflection of their human partners and to  understand their problems is to understand our own.

The gracious young man Marvin Engels, showing his dedication to one horse by pursuing her growth from Roll-Kur to classical. Always a smile from this young Knight.

The gracious young man Marvin Engels, showing his dedication to one horse by pursuing her growth from Roll-Kur to classical. Always a smile from this young Knight.

What I was blessed to have learnt and experienced during my years spent with Paul Warnke and Josef Freese will be ingrained in my heart and Soul for the rest of my life. To come back to a country that I held so much respect for and to see the place that once stood its ground with patience, correct training and honor towards horses and a system, be completely lost to now only a few people, was for me devastating.
In the days I rode for Paul and for Josef, except the rare few horses (unfortunately needing to be sold quickly) draw reins, fast tracking their training before their ideal age or mental ability, using stronger bits and using double bridles (more than once/twice a week for older horses) was for both the Dressage horses and the Show Jumpers, simply not allowed.

The beautiful young 6yo Jerome - owned by the Kutting family. He was started by Kerstin (riding) and trained classically (no Roll-Kur, draw reins, strong bits) by Wolfgang and his two daughters Kerstin and Kristina.

The beautiful young 6yo Jerome – owned by the Kutting family. He was started by Kerstin (riding) and trained classically (no Roll-Kur, draw reins, strong bits) by Wolfgang and his two daughters Kerstin and Kristina.

Sometimes things need to become really bad before we make change. In the competitive horse industry of Showjumping and Dressage, worldwide, things for the horses are very, very bad.

To be able to have the chance to speak to a group of people willing to understand what is going on in their own lives but also in the lives of those around them, with compassion and understanding, is showing the shift in this industry already.

 

 

The connection, information, shared views,IMG_0402 (Kopie) open hearts and open minds that Wolfgang and I have been blessed to share together, made this day possible. It is the bridging of two worlds that for most people, are either unaware of one of them existing or are unaware that one does not exist without the other. We are functioning from multiple levels and they are all influenced by one source – individually and collectively – our Souls.

It was not a day of showmanship nor of talents and abilities, although the beauty of these horses and riders always shone through, it was a day of awareness, of knowledge and of the power of putting the health and wellbeing, not only of our horses, but of our hearts truest callings to come first.

IMG_0462 (Kopie)I am so grateful to my dear friend Wolfgang for the opportunity that he gave to me and to us all, to be there and speak to such a wonderful group of people. To his amazing wife Heike and daughters Kerstin and Kristina, who are in themselves, a force of light but most of all to a group of people who came to listen, to open their minds, who held no judgments and walked away with each of their lights shining just that little bit brighter, making our world for these horses and for these humans, a better place to be in.

 

Wolfgang Kutting, bringing Soul back into riding.

Wolfgang Kutting, bringing Soul back into riding.

 

always too difficult not to give the main stars of the day some love and appreciation :-)

Always too difficult not to give the main stars of the day some love and appreciation 🙂

 

A moment of awareness that would later come to the surface.

A moment of awareness that would later come to the surface.

 

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The ever powerful inner strength of Kerstin Isabel Kutting together with her sister and extremely noble soul, Kristina Aline Kutting.

From left – The ever powerful inner strength of Kerstin Isabel Kutting together with her sister an extremely noble soul, Kristina Aline Kutting

 

ALL of these beautiful photos and more were taken by Photographer Kristina Schumacher. Thank you so much Kristina!

Honored to have been with this special man, his beautiful family and their great horse.

Honored to have been with this great man, his beautiful family and their special horse.

 

A story of two teachers – Lee and Jerome will be written soon 😉

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