Experience the World
Like a Horse

Horses experience their surroundings in a very different way from humans. They live in a world of sensory stimuli and think in pictures, sounds and smells. The differences in how humans and horses perceive the world are the reason for many conflicts between both species.

However, if we learn to develop our natural abilities, we can overcome the boundaries of our perceptions. Florian Oberparleiter invites you to use the power of empathy. Our willingness to work on ourselves is key to the world of horses.

Unfold the Power of Empathy

What would it be like to be a horse? Florian has asked himself this question for many years. The better we can understand the perception of our horse, the better we can adapt our assistance that we give to the horse.

The power of empathy is available to every one of us, but most people have never learned to use it systematically. Florian Oberparleiter helps you to use the power of empathy through both reason and feel, and thus you will be able to experience the world a little bit like a horse.

Unfold the Power of Empathy

What would it be like to be a horse? Florian has asked himself this question for many years. The better we can understand the perception of our horse, the better we can adapt our assistance that we give to the horse.

The power of empathy is available to every one of us, but most people have never learned to use it systematically. Florian Oberparleiter helps you to use the power of empathy through both reason and feel, and thus you will be able to experience the world a little bit like a horse.

Empathy Through Reason

How does thinking work without language?
What are the consequences that horses have for living in the moment?
What experiences has the horse had up until now?
What impressions do the things we confront the horse with leave on it?

With our analytical mind we are able to answer these questions. It enables us to empathize with the horse rationally and reconstruct his point of view.

Empathy Through Feel

Many horses suffer from the circumstance that humans hardly make use of their sensitivity. We often stick to a technique or method, even though the horse lets us feel that we cause damage with it. Many times, there is a contradiction between what we demand of the horse and what we make it feel through our energy.

If we unfold our feel, we can overcome this problem. Not conditioning, but only empathy through feel, makes it possible to build up a connection with horses.

Combination of Reason and Feel

 If we use more reason than feel when dealing with horses, training stays empty. Horses cut themselves off, appear empty, and have a pale expression. If we use more feel than reason, we often do not use our full potential. Some people remain in one of these two areas. Others get stuck in between and proceed neither systematically nor feelingly.

The better we can connect the power of our feel with the power of our reason, the easier the path to the horse will be for us. What we need is the will to work on ourselves.

Feel Meets Science

Many horse people are not aware of the extensive research work done on the behavior of horses. There is an impressively broad knowledge about the social behavior and the cognitive abilities of horses that remains unknown to most horse owners.

Florian integrates scientific findings in his way of dealing with horses. By doing this, he enriches them with feeling. Only if we combine reason and feel, can we immerse ourselves into the world of horses.

Not What, but How

Building a connection with a horse does not depend on the level of training a horse has or on the equestrian’s discipline. The connection between a “green” horse and an empathic human can be much deeper than between a highly conditioned animal and its trainer.

Florian loves to do liberty work with horses that prefer doing so. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea and also not necessary to build up a connection with the horse. Every individual, both horse and human, has their own personal talents and interests. Florian teaches the influence of our thinking, our feeling and our body on the connection to the horse, regardless of the riding style or equestrian sport.