The Horsemanship school for Horse & Human Development
There is a small herd of horses that lives in one of Auroville’s forest communities, this place is called Evergreen Horses. It is a school for children and adults alike where one can learn a series of progressive habits and skills that both humans and horses must have in order to become partners. Here we teach how to enhance communication with horses, which in turn will touch every other relationship in your life as it is more than just about the horse, it really dips into one's personal development. You can learn about yourself, communication, leadership, truthfulness, consequence, responsibility, imagination and in the process the horse becomes the mirror that tells you the truth about your progress and development.
Following Auroville’s ideal of never-ending education, the school aims to introduce Natural Horsemanship as a tool to learn and communicate with horses in a non-violent way. These activities are particularly aimed at children as they are the future of horsemanship! Young adults will benefit from equine assisted learning by developing better attention and focus, communication, cooperation, decision making, goal setting, planning, problem-solving, self-awareness, respect and leadership.
At Evergreen Horses we believe that it's all about learning about ourselves!.
"If you want to build a relationship with your horse, the best place to start is at the beginning.
Accept the horse for who he is and then work from there." - Matthia Pontoni
We want to offer a complete education about horses not just teach riding skills. We want to teach Horsemanship!
This means having a good knowledge of horse psychology and behaviour, ground work and safety, rider biomechanics which allow us to ride on a loose rein as well as refined skills that allow us to ride with contact and collection.
In this spirit we want to offer people courses of introduction to the concept of Natural Horsemanship and explain what it means, How to apply this every day at home with your horse, how to get positive habits and skills both for you and for your horse.
We have different formats of courses which you can choose from depending on the topic and length you are interested in. All proceeds will go to sustain the work that the school is doing with the Auroville children in forming a new generation which will continue to carry the message on how to be natural and successful with horses.
If you have any questions you can contact us. See you soon!
We will cover horse psychology & behaviour, the beginning of foundation training and horse development, handcraft and simulations. This course is a 2 days, 6 hours daily intense experience.
On Day 1 (9:00am - 11:30am / 3:00pm - 5:00pm)
On Day 2 (9:00am - 11:30am / 3:00pm - 5:00pm)
This is not a riding course. No previous knowledge is required.
Natural Horsemanship students know they are on a path of never ending self-improvement and we love to document with pictures and video clips the progress and the fun our students are having in our courses and classes. For more you can check our Facebook page or Youtube.