When training our young horses, we place special emphasis on the age-appropriate, individual stage of development of each horse. Already with a few weeks our foals learn the basic rules of horse life. From the beginning we practice things like putting on a halter and giving hooves. This good nursery training makes it much easier for our horses to start their life as a riding horse!

We start the training to become a riding horse when the horse is ready for it - we do not have a fixed age for this, but decide individually for each horse. We train young horses according to the classical guidelines in a gentle, horse-friendly and versatile way. If our training work is crowned with success in young horse and mare performance tests, we have done everything right.

If you like our offer as much as we do, we would be happy to offer you to train your horse according to our Behrenshof philosophy. Although our capacities are limited - as you can imagine, our approach is quite time-consuming - we are nevertheless pleased to receive your inquiry.

A journey through our education

Foal Time

Above all, our foals can enjoy a great and carefree childhood with us. They always have family contact and are personally looked after by us 24/7. Therefore, the good and consistent education of our offspring is very important to us. Already at the age of a few weeks, they learn things like halter handling and hoof giving, so that these basics do not cause any problems for them and their owners later on in their everyday life as riding horses. With our Breeders then allow them to learn social behaviour as weanlings in herds of the same age and enjoy their childhood on generous pastures.

Breaking in

Before we get the young horses used to the saddle and the rider's weight, we work on their composure and trust in humans. Then the horses are gently lunged, broken in and further trainedaccording to their constitution .


In order to offer our horses a species-appropriate husbandry with as much variety as possible, the basis for us is daily grazing in the herd. In addition to dressage work, our young horses regularly go out into the countryside, do pole work, are allowed to jump or free jump. Ground work is also part of the training plan for our youngsters and broodmares.

Tournament starts

When our young horses are well ridden and ready for new tasks, they are presented at competitions. Our youngsters were already able to present themselves highly successful in tests for young riding horses and dressage horses with our willing rider Veronika.

Mare inspection

As a milestone in their training, our mares have to pass the mare performance test in addition to competitions. There, the mares have to prove themselves, partly in an exciting setting, ridden, in hand and in free jumping. The versatile and targeted preparation of our mares has already brought us some "state premiums" with the Hanoverians (Hanoverian Premium) and the Oldenburg show jumpers (Oldenburg Main Premium).


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Trust forms the basis for everything. This can be seen in the regular handling of our foals and the trusting work with our young horses, such as with the mare "Fräulein". In this video you can see her under saddle for the fifth time, the second time being ridden free in the arena without a lunge. If you would like us to train your horse as well, feel free to contact us!