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Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling,
graduate engineer and communication scientist,
life-coach and management-consultant, author of several international bestsellers and one of the most renowned horse-experts of the world.
The heart of Klaus’ work is focused towards the mental, social and physical presence and development of the human being – to enhance his general personal awareness and identification.
Klaus has the unique ability to "know" a horse within a few seconds and within a few minutes of the first encounter, he establishes a relationship through body-language, inner mental conditions and absolute peaceableness so firm and deep, that anything after that is completely based on trust - creating lifelong friendship with the horses. In doing so, he renounces all external, superficial, otherwise known techniques, methods, aids, tricks, and on the contrary, he relies solely on 100% non-violent body language and the power of the human's inner awareness and charisma. Like hardly anyone else, Klaus is also known for forming, collecting and strengthening horses physically and mentally in unfenced nature and plain freedom. He conveys these superior life-principles to horse-people as well as to those, who would like to incorporate all that successfully in everyday life for a more congruent and generally more safe, harmonious, stable and authentic existence. Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling (latest book The Horse Seeks Me) is at the forefront on working and interacting with horses and is known for authentic and effective groundwork according to the horses' nature, often proved and documented with stallions. His first book, 'Dancing with Horses' met with overwhelming success worldwide. Klaus lived with wild horses in wilderness to observe their animal language and natural horse behavior. In the beauty of this nature he developed his principles of the 'first encounter' of human and horse with the result of immediate mutual, harmonious and deep understanding. One of his specialties is the work with difficult and aggressive horses. Klaus transforms all kind of dangerous, nervous, traumatized horses often just in minutes during the first encounter into cooperative companions. They recognize him as their genuine leader and become willing partners in groundwork and under saddle. The KFH riding system 'Balanced Weight Riding' starts with thorough groundwork and lunging at liberty, building up the potential for the exercises of the High School Dressage but at a loose rein and at liberty. Klaus is one of the world-leading names in the issue horse welfare in general, non-violent encounter, correcting and changing behavior during the first encounter as well as horses in wildlife, roots in nature and animal communication. He acts also worldwide as coach and consultant in order to transfer his insights to more spheres of life on political, general social and management levels. As horse-coach, life-consultant and “trouble shooter", Klaus focuses on an immediate as well as on a holistic, wide-ranging success. He is concerned with an instant and accurate analysis of the situation to then resolving it as a whole. From here, a long-lasting learning process for the student can be processed on many levels. Klaus has the rare gift to reconnect people and horses in a very sensitive way with their own talents and their fate, offered to them by birth.
Concerning his unique horse-work in particular: Klaus integrates the natural laws of wild horses into a kind of ‘natural body language’ that can be used with all types of horses.
He uniquely combines the horses’ authentic freedom with the basics of classical collection – but on a loose rein. Klaus works the free horse from ‘back to front’, supporting the hindlegs to step strongly underneath – carrying the horse’s weight. The result: the horses changes mentally and physically into a generally collected, energetic and powerful being. Like this, self-carriage and proud expression become permanent features of the horse’s own nature.
Klaus has revived ancient tradition during decades of research, in which a rider grows into such a personality, that the horse seeks and joins him in the desire and recognition to grow and develop through him, absolutely voluntary and internally motivated. The horse becomes a real partner for that human, who discovers his own authenticity with his help. The person now becomes a real mentor, an important supporter – even more than just a friend. Thus, Klaus’ school is a true school of life.
Below you will find some more basic information about Klaus and his work. Please inform yourself about our offers via the menu bar above. Thank you for visiting our webpage and please enjoy.
Most seen on YouTube – 3M views:
FAIRYTALE-LIKE HANDLING OF A STALLION
How does a journalist describe Klaus?
HORSES FOR LIFE – Magazine:
“Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling is not a «horsewhisperer», he does not appreciate roundpens, playing games, “sending away” or the so-called “join-up”. If anyone has the need to put a label on this man and what he does, then they’ll just have to go watch (even better, participate) and decide that for themselves. Personally, I have never seen a natural horseman like him.
Having to fend for himself as an abandoned child at a very young age meant survival by any means. Later in life he researched mythology and lectured on it. In mythology, the horse is present everywhere and eventually he decided to go and interact with this animal face to face. This led to his period of living in the Spanish Pyrenees studying herds of wild horses.
He has purely evolved his natural capacities of instinct and intuition to see and feel the truth of what is happening around him.
You will leave his workshops with an incredible amount of food for thought and you will never approach horses in quite the same way again.” HORSES FOR LIFE (The entire article)
A short overview concerning the horse-work of KFH:
Klaus once said about himself and his work:
"In the eyes of our ancestors, certain qualities of life are not divisible, for example: happiness, trust, life-success, authenticity, clarity, joy, connectedness, life-purpose and meaning. All this should always cover one’s entire person and life. Only against this background, my work as coach and consultant and my being with horses can be fully recognised. Since decades I work as life-coach and management-consultant also and beneficially against my broad background of authentic experience with horses and their true nature. But I'm not a horseman, not a rider in the common sense, though I first became known concerning my special being with and teaching about horses, based on inner strength, body-language, immediate bonding and 100% non-violence. Basically, the questions of authentic human culture have driven me during my life and finally, historically and energetically motivated, also to the horses. And the peaceful and highly sensitive contact with horses then only brought me ever closer to the fundamental questions of human beings and their way of life. In my daily practice, sometimes the emphasis is more on the teaching of being authentically with horses and sometimes more or exclusively on the general understanding of how to live as a grounded and adult person, who clearly has his genuine purpose and life-goal in mind - concerning personal, societal or business issues." KFH
After a period of research in the Pyrenees and after his time as a university teacher, Klaus came for the first time to the horses at the age of 29 years. Just one year later he published his international bestseller “Dancing With Horses”.
Here Klaus’s beginnings 30 years ago:
“A problem is never the problem…”: Fundamentals of personal and professional foresight, general safety and one’s individual and authentic purpose of life.
"For me, as a professional 'trouble shooter' this aspect is particularly important: The problem itself is never the real problem, no matter how insurmountable it seems. Only the immature, inappropriate handling concerning the challenge then creates the problem. In turn this indicates, that every problem can be solved by mature, grounded, clear and appropriate contemplation, preparation and action. And as an encore: every solved problem is a great step on the way to life-wisdom and therefore serves to stabilize the foundations of one's life-path."
“There is something superior to all fate and external influence: the inner strength, steadfastness and perseverance of a conscious, mature character.” KFH
"One of my basic coaching-themes deals with the question of authentic accountability, of foresight in many aspects and one’s own sense of maturity in all kind of actions. One basic ancient idea of being with horses is, to lead people explicitly to their adult responsibility and self-awareness. Little, or even not known is, that it has been clearly differentiated for our ancestors, whether the in general important path is taken by a woman or a man. With my work I also try to shed light on this important aspect. Living in a world, that is seemingly becoming more and more inauthentic and altogether more trivial-infantile and with this unpredictable, this aspect appears to me as an elementary focus for every single one." KFH
One of Klaus’ first public demonstrations shows, how personal-authentic qualities create immediate change, together with horses or in life in general:
Overview of the 8 most important
and characteristic features regarding the horse work of KFH,
his unique foundation from the beginning, with a mutual influence concerning his being as life-coach and management-consultant:
1. 100% Non-violence in all cases and under all circumstances - possible because of the horse's immediate acceptance of the horse-person.
2. Immediate recognition of the horse, its individual essence, its possibilities, limitations and its way to an optimal, well-being and expression.
3. Problem-diagnosis and solving during the first encounter, even concerning severe difficulties.
4. Immediate connection with the horse - trusting harmony from the beginning through body-language and inner strength - the human being as role model.
5. The shaping and collection of the free horse towards an upright, healthy and self-supporting posture through body-language and positioning.
6. Collected riding on a loose rein through KFH Signal-Weight-Riding and prior thorough preparation of the free and collected horse from the ground.
7. Extending human consciousness and expression through the authentic immersion into the world of the horse, their primal nature and their language.
8. To grasp and rediscover the human-horse relationship as a genuine opportunity of personal development. A forgotten cultural heritage of humanity.
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