The way of KFH with horses is first and most a spiritual and philosophical, which first of all leads to Spiritual Awareness and Body Awareness and which honors the horse in its entirety as symbol of deep, authentic experience.
Here one of the most important bases in Klaus’s work – the deep bonding and connection from the horse toward the man and the high mood and spirit of the horse to follow him on the path of increasing strength to become a riding horse finally.
A horse needs a very good preparation to carry a rider. This clip is also a first entrance into Klaus’ unique way of being with horses in the highest sense of their culture which has made him known worldwide. http://www.hempfling.com.
This video features the horse therapist Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling’s work. With his professional background in communications he has shaken up the international horse world. He is working with these powerful, dignified creatures in accordance with nature. The development of the rider’s “presence” and an orientation to holistic principles is integral to this work.
Klaus has the ability to “know” a horse within a few seconds and within a few minutes of the first meeting, he establishes a relationship so firmly that anything after that is completely based on trust — creating lifelong friendship with the horses.
Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling (latest book The Horse Seeks Me) is touching equestrians worldwide, with response in fields like natural horsemanship, horse whispering, classical and freestyle dressage, equestrian sports, western riding, endurance, eventing and horseback riding in general.
He is at the forefront on working and interacting with horses and is known for authentic and effective groundwork according to the horses’ nature, often proved and documented with stallions (breeding stallions). He considers the horse’s psyche (horse psychology) and communicates via body language with these beautiful creatures.
His first book, ‘Dancing with Horses’ met with overwhelming success. The main focus of his teaching is the humans’ personal development and he is the founder of horse assisted manager and leadership training, having trained and coached many managers and leaders from companies all over the world.
Klaus lived with wild horses in wilderness to observe their animal language and natural horse behaviour. In the beauty of this nature he developed his principals of the ‘first encounter’ of human and horse. One of his specialities is the work with difficult and aggressive horses. Hempfling transforms dangerous, nervous, traumatized horses into cooperative companions. They recognize him as their leader, and become willing partners in groundwork and under saddle.
The KFH riding system ‘Balanced Weight Riding’ starts with thorough groundwork and lunging at liberty, building up the potential for the exercises of the High School Dressage (Haute Ecole), like shoulder-in, Spanish walk, passage.
One may say that he is meanwhile one of the leading names in the issue animal and especially horse welfare and horse passion and love, as well as horses in wildlife, roots in nature and animal communication. The German TV programme called him one of the most important horse whisperer of the world.
Hempfling’s professional background is in the fields communication, art, theatre, music, study of native people and cultures. He lives on a small island in the Danish Archipelago where he conducts exclusive courses for people from all corners of the world.