Isabel Schmidt


Question: How did you learn about the AKA and its training program for the Equine Coach?

After many years of classical riding and some tournament experience, I realized that I’ve lost the connection to the horse a long time ago. Fascination and passion have been replaced for years by the ever-increasing pressure to perform.

On the Internet I was looking for an alternative to the classic form of handling and training horses. I found the homepage of AKA very quickly and found the concept and the methodology very appealing. Unfortunately, at this time my mother was seriously ill and I had lost the opportunity and time to train at AKA. Only a year later, AKA came to my mind again. After a few clicks, I was finally logged in and began my journey; full of motivation in the Introductory block basic course.

Question: What was your first impression of AKA when you started the training?

It immediately felt right. After the first day online seminar I knew that EBEC is exactly the method I would like to train horses with moving forward in the future.

Question: What motivated you to take the first step?

I was very unhappy about the fact that I had lost touch with horses. The concept or “way” of classical training didn’t feel right anymore.

Question: What sets AKA apart in the worldwide horse industry?

Each question is answered conclusively. Each answer can be substantiated and justified by scientific findings. Best of all, everyone can learn EBEC.

Question: How did AKA support a difference in your life and how did it change it?

AKA has managed to find my hobby again. At the same time, I notice personally that I have become much happier and more balanced person. The ability of self-reflection also translates into my life outside of the horse world, which; in turn, has made me successful and happy in a professional and personal way.

Question: How did AKA help you achieve your goals, both professionally and privately?

AKA showed me what can be achieved with EBEC. I’ve never thought about changing my occupation, but the work with horses is increasingly becoming the forefront and could become a new goal in my life.

Question: What does it take to be part of AKA?

Interest. Those who are interested can learn the method of AKA. It does not matter whether you have been riding for years or perhaps just like watching horses. Part of AKA is from the time you decide to question everything that has happened before and to put your knowledge on a scientific basis.

Question: How far do you think AKA will live in the traditional disciplines and concepts of the horse industry?

AKA allows any form of riding style and does not reject other methods or concepts. Personally, I find that very good and is absolutely necessary for a horse-breeding industry that is under enormous competitive pressure. EBEC translates very well into traditional disciplines. My hope for the future is that riders, federations, and coaches in EBEC will see no competition but a chance to expand their skills and achievements.

Question: Can EBEC also be integrated on the saddle for all equestrian disciplines?

EBEC can be applied to all manners with horses. Also on the horseback. For me as a rider that is particularly exciting and a lot of fun.

Question: What do you love most about the AKA?

I love the feeling of deceleration. According to the principle: “Slow is fast in the end”, we learn to take ourselves back as a human and can be satisfied with the moment and its results. That makes me very happy.


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