We asked our Laguso Riders how they master their daily stable routine with the horses at the moment.
Thanks a lot for the great pictures and the very interesting statements!
JULE LÜNEBURG: “Boredom never comes up with me. Quite the opposite.
In the current situation, it means analyzing, replanning, redesigning. The most difficult thing is that nobody knows how and when things will continue. I try to make the best out of the situation.
I keep my horses fit and motivated with light work, gymnastics and riding. The plan is to work specifically on small things and improve them, but not to take too much out, so that they stay motivated, so that we can jump right in when things go on.
I now do my job as a mental coach completely via Face- Time or Skype, so that I can continue working with athletes on mental strength and performance optimization. Due to the current situation, the focus of the coaching sessions has changed in part.
In this situation, I consciously take time for balancing sports such as jogging and yoga – this is something I often miss out on. Fortunately, “social distancing” does not apply to the four-legged family members.
Take care of yourself!”
MAXI LILL: ” #stayathome, it’s not quite that simple with us riders. Our 4 legged partners want to be cared for and moved every day despite Corona. So I am still in the stable every day. The training is a bit more relaxed than usual. We gallop a lot on the gallop track, a lot of gymnastics for the horses and of course we hope that the competitions will start again soon. Without the shows I have a little time to take care of my damaged knee, that’s the only advantage.
LAURA KLAPHAKE: “Of course the time is very difficult for everyone at the moment.
Now that we cannot go out so much, I like to spend the time with the horses in the stable and use the time for cuddling & 🥕time”
LILLI COLLEE: “Of course, I think it’s very stupid not to be able to go to the tournament, despite everything, we continue to train day after day and also go off-road, we don’t let ourselves be thrown off track. I am glad that I have my horses in such situations, because then I don’t get bored. I hope that we can go back to the show as soon as possible and that I can present my beautiful new Laguso stuff.
Stay healthy and take care of yourself and your horses auf👍🏼”
JOSEPHINE SORENSEN: “My tournament come back was not quite what I had in mind 😅 some people know that I haven’t ridden a show for almost a year. In the last months the motivation came back and now I am not allowed to ☹️ well, that’s how it is sometimes. So I have reduced my riding to the absolute minimum again and I am waiting patiently for my chance to get back into the tournament sport. In the meantime I have enough distraction by continuing my studies and training. Unfortunately not my favourite pastime but probably the right time to get things done that would otherwise fall short. I keep myself fit by jogging and of course I pay special attention to stay healthy.
RICHARD VOGEL: “We continue to jump the young horses and train them further. They are getting older, even if there are no competitions.
We try to keep the older, experienced horses happy.
With gymnastics, flat work and a lot of riding in the woods we want to keep their strength and condition so that we can start fresh and motivated as soon as the tournaments start.
We also bring the stable into shape. I have also already steamed the truck. At the moment there is simply more time for that than during the show season when we are on the road every week.