Dutch Friendship Stables
Rosalyne with Mac and Emma
Liv and her horse Kasper our former school horse. With Toria in a lead-line class.
Anna on Emma with Gizmo enjoying the trails
Every animal has a unique personality and disposition. Just like us, we are all different. To have a successful relationship with a horse means, that we have to figure out what works, and what doesn't.
It is not about winning or being right. Because we are the smarter half of the team it is up to us to help the horse learn the desired behavior.
Working with a horse starts on the ground, not just in in the saddle. You will need to learn how to present yourself all the time. Your every move and decision counts.
If you have the right approach, painful and harsh methods are not necessary to have a horse follow your lead. They are herd animals and like to rely on a source that they can respect and trust. They will follow the leader, and to our advantage, that can even be a human. Even though they far out rank us in strength and weight, they will follow, if we step up to the challenge.
Whether you want to get started or just brush up, you can use expert guidance to develop your skills. Anyone can learn how to successfully work with horses, you can start anytime. Young or young at heart. A horse doesn't discriminate and will leave us with the same sense of pride and fulfillment.
If you love horses and you would like to learn how to build a relationship with them based on respect and trust Dutch Friendship Stables is the place to be.
We take very good care of our horses and equipment and will always offer personal guidance based on your needs. For this reason we want to stay small, this way we can run a program the way that we feel it is right.
Quality will always be number one at Dutch Friendship Stables. The goal is to stay small and personal, not only for our clients but also for our extended family (the four legged ones). The well-being of human and animal will always be our primary goal.Subtitl
Rosalyne grew up in The Netherlands. Born in a non-horse family, no one really knows where the attraction came from. Mom Ingrid knew very early on that she somehow had to get used to these big scary animals. At the age of 5 she was finally allowed to ride. Starting out at a small stable with Shetland ponies and bareback saddles. This was later followed by Welsh ponies, New Forest ponies and Arabians.
She moved up to a real saddle and at the age of 8 she had her first show.
Rosalyne started her first horse at the age of 12 and when 15 she finally got a horse of her own and started teaching others. She showed dressage and jumping.
As a teenager she started working for others. She worked in riding stables, breeding stables, sales barns and showed horses for private owners. She gave private and group lessons working with a diversity of horses and people of all ages.
In the US she used to live in the Twin Cities area and rode at different stables and helped individual horse owners in that area.
Now a new chapter has arrived and the big step was made to start her own stable. The love for teaching, and the fulfillment to see horses and humans happily working together, made the decision easy. It had to be a schooling stable that offers quality horses and lessons. A lot of trouble and heartache can be prevented by gaining knowledge under professional individual guidance with suitable horses.