In addition to classic horse riding lessons, trial cavalletti or vaulting lessons and horseback rides in nature, FEBS lessons now join the programme of the Feuerstein equestrian centre. FEBS stands for Fantasy, Experience, Exercise and Fun (from the German “Fantasie, Erlebnis, Bewegung und Spaß”), which refers to pedagogical riding assistance with and on the horse. The FEBS sessions are held in groups and planned according to educational principles.
First encounters with horses are made in a playful and pleasant way. Children can discover nature up close and gain insights into the processes of a riding centre. The idea is to stimulate children's imagination and joy of movement in order to create unforgettable experiences. At the same time, the basics of horse riding are taught, interpersonal relationships are enhanced and social and motor skills are improved.
FEBS offers a unique experience not only for children aged 3 and above but also for adults.
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Fantasy (Fantasie): children enter a very special world where the horse becomes a friend, playmate and companion.
Experience (Erlebnis): children enjoy their first encounter with a horse, feel it and learn to empathise with it – an unforgettable and shaping experience.
Exercise (Bewegung): the children's motor skills are enhanced with and on the horse. The focus is not on performance but rather on the joy of movement.
Fun (Spaß): it is in a playful and sensorial way that children have their first experiences with horses. In this process, the riding centre and nature are included in the game.
FEBS sessions are held in groups. Together with the children and horses, Eva, the riding instructor, creates multifaceted lessons filled with fantasy, experience, exercise and fun. One child at the time is brought and guided onto the horse while the others stay in the “children's area on the floor” and are involved in the game. The “child on horseback” and the “children on the floor” take turns, so that each child rides the horse several times during a lesson. The horse also “participates” in the game. In this way, it is possible to build a good relationship with the animal.
The conditions for a good equitation are trained through joint movement as well as ability and perception games. While playing, the children also learn theoretical knowledge about horses.