- where you need to trust each other completely
Horseback archery was created as a modern sport in Europe in the 80's. It's just as it sounds, you ride in canter and shoot arrows at targets in different directions and at different distances! Today, there are also many who discover Horseback archery as a very good complement to whatever they are doing within riding, because the horse must be trained in other commands. We do not hold any reins, but a bow and arrows in our hands! It takes between three to four years to create a good Team in Horseback Archery, and whether you want to train or compete, you need to make sure your horse is as prepared as you are on all levels,
and you must have a good relationship, at our place it is built on trust.
Dalecarlian Horse Academy was founded in 2011 by Ylwa and Mats Woxmark and focuses on increasing the knowledge and dissemination of bitless riding and driving as well as reward-based training using the tool horseback archery. With us, several horses with a so-called "background problem" have found a home and are now part of the Team that together with us train between 150-200 people every year.
Welcome to us!
ON APRIL 16TH, WE OPENED THE GÄRDSJÖTRACK FOR THIS SEASON!
Do you want to give away an unforgettable experience? Our Introductory courses in Horseback archery require no previous experience. The course is three hours, of which half of the time is spent on the ground. Here you will find all the information you need to make your booking.
Warm welcome to Rättvik!
WHAT WE DO
We are Mats and Ylwa Woxmark and
we are educated qualified instructors both within equestrian sports and archery.
Together we run Dalecarlian Horse Academy or as you simply say in everyday life: "DHA", where the Horsebackarchery Academy has been a successful part since 2012.
The well-being of the horse is always number one, which is why we put human understanding of it as a priority.
We look at the horse as a family member and a Teammate which is allowed to think and react and we work to spread knowledge about reward-based and bitless training.
We work with i The H3 method , which stands for Horse to Horse, Horse to Human and Human to horse.
It ensures that you understand your horse's reactions, behaviors and needs, but also how much you yourself affect your surroundings by thinking and reacting in different ways.