Stefan deals directly with human behaviour, as well as the behaviour of animals in his training programs these days. This is imperative, he claims, if you want authentic and positive change in the relationship between you and your horse. Humans, he says, must be prepared to become aware of their own behaviours and how they affect their animals. Only then can they set the foundations for their animals to be both content and capable of doing anything that is asked of them. The sustainable, long term results of Stefan´s methodology - Forsmanship - are beautifully demonstrated in this video with an appearance by Bjørg Andreassen Hals
and her horse Zantos
. A former student, Andreassen is also a successful Scandinavian riding champion and teaches at her own stables outside of Oslo - Holen Ranch.
While new students take to the round pen in this video as well, Stefan also talks about the value of animals in leadership and communication development.
In the following videos, students from Fetveien and Nittedal - Linda Vangsnes
and Sara Lind
- each demonstrate the progression of their horses after participating in Forsman’s ground work courses.