- where you need to trust each other completely
Equestrian 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 equestrian 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! 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 equesterian archery. With us, several horses with a so-called "behaviour problems" have found a home and are now part of the team that together with us educate
200 people every year. Welcome to DHA!
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 equestrian archery 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.
"Every horse is unique. So is every person.
Our job is, to find the perfect balance between these two unique individuals"
Finns det något som heter etisk ridning?
Ja! Hos oss får du lära dig att tänka ur hästens synvinkel.
What people are saying:
"Outstanding instructors, educators and life optimists. I keep coming back!"
"I think you, with your horse philosophy, have a very important role in horse Sweden"
"I can't wait to come back, as soon as possible!"
"The weekend was a hit!"
"Much appreciated, also for their fine horse handling"
"The best place with top trainers!"
"It's great to get to a horse farm where the horse's feelings and experiences come first and where welfare is always the focus"
"Fantastic overall experience!"