Falling Star Ranch
Falling Star Ranch
Birgit Stutz and
"Ask not what your horse can do for you.
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Welcome to the Falling Star Ranch
Training, Lessons, Clinics, Camps
Based on Chris Irwin's Non-Resistance Training Principles
With Chris Irwin Gold Certified Trainer and Coach Birgit Stutz
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Falling Star Ranch offers riding lessons and coaching in English and Western style. Birgit is a Chris Irwin Gold Certified Coach and Trainer, and all teaching and coaching is based on Chris Irwin's non-resistance training principles.
Falling Star Ranch's horsemanship and lesson program allows riders to progress at their own rate and develop well-rounded horsemanship knowledge in both riding skills (Western and/or English style) and non-riding skills such as horse care and management knowledge.
Well-trained lesson horses are availabe, but Birgit will also work with you and your horse if you chose that option. Lessons may take place at Falling Star Ranch or at a client's place.
Birgit focuses on training both horse and rider as a unit and puts a big emphasis on the horse-human relationship as a whole, not only under saddle, but also on the ground, through means of horse psychology and body language.
Birgit can help you with all this and more, by teaching you how to become the better horse through gaining mutual trust and respect and by building the horse's and your confidence.
Birgit teaches horsemanship skills to any age, skill level or background that is neither English nor Western, it is simply HORSE.
Birgit's relaxed and friendly attitude combined with her knowledge and skills provide you with the right environment to learn how to ride, regain your confidence, improve your riding and/or develop a stronger relationship with your horse.
Let Birgit help you and your horse to create the riding experience you have been dreaming of!
Be the better horse, by playing horse games by horse rules. - Chris Irwin
Birgit's mission is to help riders of all disciplines and levels improve their partnerships with their horses, ride with confidence and make their riding experiences safer and more enjoyable.
Birgit's teaching emphasis is on developing and strengthen the relationship between people and their horses by developing mutual respect, trust and understanding between horse and rider. Birgit teaches people to reprogram their bodies to change innate predator behaviour and adapt it to the prey behaviour of horses, and how to confidently manage the behaviour of their horses by developing relationships built on mutual trust and respect.
Birgit's training technique is based on an understanding of horse psychology, body language, body mechanics and fundamental riding skills. Birgit believes that in order to become true leaders and to communicate clearly with the horse, riders have to learn to understand the horse's perspective, learn its language, and become truly well-balanced, both physically and mentally. Therefore, the rider has to learn how to effectively use his or her body language with consistently centred riding aids that are supple and as soft and as strong as necessary.
Birgit's students learn how to be pro-active when working with horses, be it on the ground or in the saddle, in order to prevent problems instead of reactively fixing them. Awareness, consistency, perseverance, assertiveness, focus, calm, patience, compassion, empathy, courage and the ability to multi-task are all important traits on the journey to becoming a good horseperson.
" Ask not what your horse can do for you. Ask what you can do for your horse." - Chris Irwin
"Horsemanship is an ongoing journey that requires practice, patience, perseverance, calm, compassion, empathy, assertiveness, awareness, focus, courage and the ability to be pro-active while multi-tasking to a high degree. These qualities of the rider's mind can only be communicated clearly to the horse by a rider who can effectively use his or her body language with consistently centred riding aids that are supple and as soft or as strong as necessary. The more we know, the more willingness we can get from our horses with greater ease and less resistance." - Chris Irwin
Priorities for Lessons and Horsemanship Clinics
Types of Lessons/Coaching Offered
Falling Star Ranch offers lessons and coaching in the following areas:
All students must learn horsemanship. This will be fitted into the lesson.
Additional Information for Lessons
Pictures of Lessons
Please email or call us for more information on our services.
We invite you to stop by and have a look at our horses (please phone ahead to make sure we are around). We will be happy to show them to you, and we hope that you will enjoy them as much as we do.
Birgit and her Russian Arabian gelding Machlon
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