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Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling,
graduate engineer and communication scientist, life-coach, management-consultant and mental-coach for top athletes, author of international bestsellers and one of the most renowned horse-experts of the world with his focus on nonverbal and non-violent communication and holistic development.
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
How does Klaus see and experience
his relation to life and horses and his general work as coach and consultant?
Here below you may find first short information about Klaus’s work and being, accompanied by some telling images and clips to give you a quick but already meaningful picture. Please enjoy.
1. The pioneer, the explorer, who lives and shares the wisdom of ancient cultures, nature and fate
Klaus is a role model worldwide in the horse-world, regarding a novel, revolutionary being with horses, a revival and further development of ancient and forgotten principles which he successfully transfers to all questions of life as a worldwide acting coach and consultant.
The way of dealing with horses by Klaus, also as a symbol for life in general, shows unique innovations and advancements. The following clip shows some of them ( 1.300.000 views)
2. Personal strength, awareness and identification
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.
Also his worldwide successes as a book author, in association with his unique horse experiences and communications serve him as a basic background for his general teaching and coaching, as well as his decades-long studies of ancient traditions of originally living tribes and cultures.
The astonishing handling of stallions
3. “Replace the word horse with life.”
Klaus says: “Bring just a horse to me, that rejects everything and fight with everybody, and I will show and prove to you in minutes, that it is not the horse, but that it is your way of action and life, that makes the horse appear the way it does. And now replace the word horse with life, then you may imagine, what I do as a coach and consultant and why I am doing it.”
Instant behavior correction
4. The New Dimension
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.
The transmuted horses are highly motivated and extremely present in their expression. Viewers perceive the results as almost magical transformations.
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:
5. The power of inner awareness and charisma
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.
And all that forms the basis of his teaching, guidance and consultation in general. He acts worldwide as coach and consultant in order to transfer his insights to more spheres of life on political, general social and management 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.
A difficult breeding stallion
6. Success through inner and outer balance
In principle, Klaus pursues a holistic approach in which body, mind and soul intervene to form an interactive whole. For example, his unique Body Awareness program has proven itself for decades even in the most difficult situations, and it supports general awareness for all situations in life.
7. In focus: the holistic success, related to all decisive aspects of life
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 and their roots in nature.
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 can be processed on many levels.
Most seen on YouTube – over 3.000.000 views. FAIRYTALE-LIKE HANDLING OF A STALLION
8. The book that went around the world
Klaus (latest book The Horse Seeks Me) is also known for an 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.
About the KFH 26-Horse-Characters
9. Trust, harmony and connection – happy, strong and expressive appearance of the free horse
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.
Just impressions for your ears, eyes & soul
10. A true school of life
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.
Hempfling – World Of Silence
11. Immediate mutual and deep understanding – Immediate behavior correction
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.
One of Klaus’ first public demonstrations shows, how personal-authentic qualities create immediate change, together with horses or in life in general
12. True collection and balance on a loose rein
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.
KFH Loose rein riding – how to begin?
13. Unique feature: collecting and strengthening horses in plain freedom
Like hardly anyone else, Klaus is in particular known for collecting and strengthening horses physically and mentally in unfenced nature and plain freedom.
He emphasizes again and again, that horses are not born as mounts or as pack-animals. Only the real collection of the free being enables a horse to carry a rider. Everything else is an animal cruelty in his eyes.
Like this he conveys in general superior life-principles to horse-people as well as to those, who would like to incorporate ancient insights successfully in everyday life for a more congruent and generally more safe, harmonious, stable and authentic existence.
Another short overview concerning the horse-work of KFH
14. Generally important: The long-term and responsible foundation
For Klaus, the horse is neither a sports device nor a simple recreational pleasure-fellow. Historically, the horse was always intended only for very special tasks, always in connection with the personal development of a human, his profession and always against the background of an enormously intense approach, knowledge and physical and psychological preparation. That is, why Klaus indeed devotes himself to sports and leisure riders, but mainly in the sense of a problem solver, a first-aid adviser.
The story of a stallion. From fear and aggression to joy and connection
15. The very highest form of personal development, self-mastery and initiation
If someone really wants to create a solid foundation in the sense of Klaus’ being with horses, then he usually has to start from the beginning anew and he must devote at least one year of his time to this long-term education. But then, of course, he can dive very deeply into the worlds of the very highest form of personal development. Here Klaus sees his most important field of activity within the horse world.
The peaceful warrior’s path
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Here just one perception of a journalist, after attending a live-performance,
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)