We beleive in the antient saying, which we learned from Kassai Lajos, that is "keep animals by their nature" - therefore we keep our horses free and in a stud. Our primary consideration is the well-being, health and happiness of our horses. We aim to develop ourselves and to train our horses to the highest level possible. For the training of the horses we are using classical academic principles, and what classical here actually means is part of our continuous research.
Training is based upon three large areas:
- teaching horses
- teaching people (riders)
- gymnastics for horses
Paralell to the practice, theory has also an important part within learning.
It is our intention to reach a healthy and strong unity of horse and rider, and to live through the Centaur feeling - the bases for horsearchery, as a martial art. It is important to us, that students create a good relationship with horses from the ground, before sitting on their backs. To create partnership, this kind of communication is fundamental. Students has the opportunity to practice with horses trained on different levels, with foals as well as with older, well-trained horses. Our horses differ not only in age, but also in breed and temperament: Shagya Arab, Hungarian half-blood, English thoroughbred, Hungarian sport horse (Kisbéri félvér). It is a significant part of the training to gain experiences in tracking, to take the horses for excursions (when we lead the horses in the forest without sitting on their backs), schooling in the arena, to prepare for competitions, as well as for horse shows.
Regarding the equipment, we use as little amount of equipments, as possible. This is consciously done so. We do not use bits and for the training of the horses we use riding pad without stirrups. The primary aid is the seat. The seat of the beginners is developed bareback. Saddle is used only after the rider has achieved a safe seat. Learning horsearchery can only begin, once the rider has a good seat.
We deepen and refine our knowledge continuously, so to be able to pass it on to our students too. We beleive, that riding is art, which can be and should be polished throughout life and for which our horses will be the most thankful. To reach good results, is only possible through diligence and insistence. We are members of the Academia Equitum Hungarorum established by Gőblyös István riding master.
Trainings are lead by Szmrecsányi Márton with the help of his students on a weekly basis in all levels, from the beginners to the advanced.