" My horses are my friends, my confidants, my loves and my saviors. Even today, they are my reason for living, my reason for getting up and going to work, my sanity. I couldn't, wouldn't exist, or be who I am without them. They are my universe and my life. I love them as a mother loves a child. They aren't just horses----- they are my life"
Birgit Schwartzenberger is an internationally acclaimed clinician, presenting horsemanship and riding clinics all over the US and in Europe.
Birgit's blending of natural horsemanship and classical equitation has made an indelible mark with students all across the United States and also in Europe, drawing the attention of serious riders searching for the lightest touch and the deepest connection with their horses irrespective of breed or discipline.
"My life has been centered around horses for as long as I can remember. Horses have had an extraordinary influence on me and have guided my life in many ways.
As a teacher, it's become my goal to help people with their horses in a way that's safe and fun, deepens their understanding of horses and enhances their relationship with these wonderful animals."
Birgit Schwartzenberger has over 27 years experience starting colts and changing the behavior of older horses.
She is a German Horse trainer and has been all over the US and in Europe working with all breeds of horses in all disciplines. She works with clubs, associations, schools, -- helping people have successful relationships with horses.
The countless colts that Birgit has started have gone on to become champions in a wide range and variety of disciplines. But most important, the horses become winners in the hearts of their own.
was born and raised in Germany where at the age of 7 her family recognized a natural ability with horses and send her to a riding stable to learn to ride and care for horses in the country.
Birgit used her knowledge and expertise and started her training apprenticeship
in 1991 as a horse trainer and opened her own training facility in Germany.
During the next few years she started and trained horses all ages and every breed.
Birgit worked steadily on better tactics and on problem solving with horses and humans.
Influence fro many Horse trainers ,with and without famous names, but most of all Bill Dorrance,
Trust and Training
In 2004 Birgit has moved to the United States where she began training and conducting clinics.
She is now located in South Western part of North Dakota.
Birgit has had a life-long passion for horses and helping people understand Horse Behavior and Body Language.
She was the first person how developed special programs in North Dakota to help
people with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges through Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy. She also was the first how offered other very imported Programs like -Youth at Risk - Troubled Teens & Families-
-Horses Don’t Get Divorced . . . and other very helpful equine programs for Highly Sensitive People (HSPs).
"Horses can help people sometimes more then some medications".
"As a natural horsemanship clinician for more than two decades, I have helped people create better
relationships with their horses. At the same time, I was fascinated to see how the horses helped
their owners become, not just better riders, but better humans, better partners, better friends and better parents.
And so I began a journey to explore the ways horses can influence the people who spend time with them.
After years of research, study and experience, I have come to believe that the horse’s capacity for
“reading” human body language may go much farther than simple communications. I believe the horse’s
ability to demonstrate qualities like acceptance and compassion also enables them to help people heal
from a wide variety of physical, psychological and emotional wounds."
She never accepted Donations , Volunteers or Sponsors.
"I do not like to sell something's - I do not like to be depended on sponsors - or someone who tells me what to do -
where or when and maybe how.
I like to work for my money and I like to pay people when they work for me and .... I like my freedom."
"Never laugh at anyone's dreams.
People who don't have dreams
don't have much"
Birgit also works as a author, writer, photograph, film director and producer .
If you are interested to know more about her work
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