Jenny Rolfe may just be a true horse whisperer. Rolfe is an international dressage trainer. She relies on natural methods to teach the horses she trains to follow her lead, according to Naturally Classical. Her horse, Delfin, is a former bull-fighting stallion she adopted.
Rolfe noticed that Delfin would mimic her movements while she was doing chores, so she began adding loose work into his daily exercise.
She uses these same techniques to teach new riders because she believes that people should learn how to lead their horse before they ever try riding them. "Every horse is different and communicates in a slightly different way- just like people do ... It's important you listen and adjust as necessary," Rolfe told Naturally Classical.
Her techniques center on breathing, energy and learning to understand each other. Rolfe recommends loose work because it lets the rider see their horse from a different perspective, to see how their body moves.
This type of training is in stark contrast to methods like Hyperflexion in which riders use force to push or pull the horses neck in an effort to control their movements, according to The Horse.
Watch the video above to see how Rolfe uses breathing and a change in energy levels to tell Delfin how to move.