Excerpt from Turning Challenging Horses into Willing Partners due for release January, 2010

“Even a professional is faced with situations that require trial and error. The difference between a professional and an amateur is normally the arsenal of information, experience, and techniques available to pull from. While many of the techniques are available to learn about in books, there is no substitute for application and practice … trial and error … you’ll try a technique; it doesn’t work, you try another.

“There are many artificial aids and devices available to a horseman or woman today, and I suppose if you are looking for shortcuts, or a faster road to conclusion, there are some that are quite useful. I strongly believe there is no substitution for solid knowledge and natural, or learned, abilities. This includes a balance of timing and strength, an ability to read the horse’s body language, and the insight to respond quickly and appropriately enough to change the horse’s path while always providing
him the opportunity to make the right choice!”

About Jutta Heinsohn
While Jutta’s dressage credentials place her in a highly respected group of trainers in the United States, she’s spent the better part of her life using her expertise to retrain troubled horses,
start young horses, and fix horses that have been damaged or misunderstood by others. Humbled often by the extraordinary reward that bringing a rehabilitated horse back into the competitive arena provides, Jutta continues her efforts on behalf of the horse and the rider who is eager to learn.
Jutta takes a balanced approach to the horse-rider collaboration and their respective needs. She works with individual horses and clients on their goals, striving to reach those aims in a harmonic partnership. This philosophy allows Jutta’s clients — both horse and rider — to advance quickly and happily.
At the end of 2002, Jutta became a United States citizen. Along with the pride associated with this designation, it’s also opened previously closed equine competitive doors that remained elusive in the prior century.


4 Responses

  1. Hi Nanette – back from the dead! Jutta is returning from Germany Thanksgiving – her Mom had a major heart attack. I’ve been taking care of the farm, some clients needs, my job, etc., and will be glad to have her back! Business is great and it was fun to read through your blog today. You definitely have a niche.

    1. Good to see you back in action, Laurie. So sorry to hear about Jutta’s mom. Please do send my sympathies and best wishes to her mother for a quick recovery.

  2. For those of you who may not be familiar with “Jane Savoie” or her “Happy Horse” Training Course,
    Jane is a 3 time olympic Dressage Training Coach and is known in equestrian circles as possibly the best Dressage Training Coach the world has ever known and her home study course is considered by many to be “Bible of Dressage Training”. Equestrians of all disciplines have benefited greatly from her 40+ years of dedication to the sport… Her knowledge, experience, training and coaching methods are unsurpassed in the field of equestrian sport.

    1. I approved the above comment because it’s horse related, but find it tacky (and spamy – clearly Jane, or her staff person, didn’t read the blog post or take a moment to relate the reply comment to it). Anyway, you won’t see anyone associated with Horse Sense and Cents taking such an approach, but maybe you’ll find some value in her marketing holler. Personally, I’m so turned off by such blatantly self-serving messages, I steer away from such people, but recognize others have different reactions.

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