We, Veronika Bühn und Jan Henn, have been working and living with and for horses for more than 15 years.
The name “ProHorse” represents our global concept concerning the respectful handling of horses as well as our schooling method.
This includes our wish to see the horse with all its needs as an individual. The success and the joy derived from a healthy, dependable and motivated horses as a partner is, amongst others, dependant on a willingness to work on oneself.
For us, the well-founded schooling of a dependable riding horse includes:
"A concept of respect for the horse can only work if we treat the horse with all his needs as an individual." - Jan Henn
It is our wish to convey a correct and well-founded basis of the horse-human relationship as well as of the basic training of the horse.
One can only build on a solid foundation. Short-cuts in training limit the learning opportunities for horse and rider.
According to our view, a rapid success at the beginning leads to the rider becoming “stuck” at a certain level later on. The lack of further progress can lead to frustration of horse and rider.
With the help of a “restart” we are able to identify possible shortcomings in the basic training and can help you and your horse to learn together in a joyful manner. In most cases, misunderstandings or miscommunication between horse and rider lead to problems.
The resulting frustration can lead to defensive behaviour or “switching off” on the part of the horse.
Horses co-operate and show no further interest in learning and working together. This process however unfolds gradually and is only realised by many once it has already resulted in substantial problems. Disrespectful behaviour on both sides can be the result. A horse that has been forced to do something or which has “switched off” will never reach its full potential. The horse’s achievements will always remain below what they could be and will never reach the same brilliant beauty as that of a horse that works with the rider and wants to please.
Sensitive and refined riding only has a chance if communication based on a reciprocal relationship and free thought on the part of the horse is promoted and aimed for.
The attention of our horses is elementary and is the gateway to schooling without force in a sensitive manner.
We rely on our knowledge from the areas of horsemanship, groundwork and behavioural studies, as well as the teachings of classical dressage, from work in hand to high school movements.
We can help you to learn together with your horse and to keep your horse healthy in the long run.
You can find out more about us, our own philosophy and careers in the descriptions about us.
„In training there is always the tendency to proceed too rapidly. (In order) to arrive quickly, go slowly with careful, cautious steps. Make frequent demands; be content with little; be lavish with rewards.“ - General Faverot de Kerbrech
„Art must always follow nature and never oppose it. Nature is the first of all masters. It’s book is the fairest and most knowledgeable of all books and therefore the most useful to consult.“ „Of all the conditioning required to educate a horse, the most important is that of his will.“ - Philippe Karl