“This course has given me an extra dimension, that I can use in my job as a veterinarian.”
Anette Munch Andersen / Nordre Animal hospital
I’ve made use of Ditte Young’s abilities for “problem horses” and for horses that had potential, but where I haven’t been able to fully exploit it myself. I truly believe the detailed information that Ditte is receiving from the horses, because she’s sharing information that I already know. At the same time, she can tell me things I wasn’t aware of. She suggests specific exercises that I can do to either solve a problem or further develop myself and my horse. This has made it easier to understand my horses. When I understand the whole context, I feel that I’m able to help my horse much better. With the tools Ditte gave me, I can see a difference. Asking Ditte for help has helped me understand my horses much better.
ELLEN BIRGITTE FARBROT / International Grand Prix dressage rider. Rider of the national team. Norway
Ditte is really good at intercepting the horse’s personality and not at least spotting, that the horse is an animal with instincts and how it’s functioning. I applaud the way she works with the rider’s vægtbæring and position. At these times, it’s an amazing supplement for us trainers. Because it’s important to simplify the complicated, and in order to do that, you need to see it and also make it simple. Riding can be a pleasure, but you also need to understand and read your horse, inside and out. How it reacts and what to do about it.
PETHER MARKNE / Trainer of the national team and judge. Sweden
The cooperation with Ditte has improved the communication, relation and understanding of my horses, which have resulted in an extra dimension and positive development in my riding and interaction with the horses. This learning is something I will take with me, when it comes to my own role as trainer.
PER SANDGAARD / The Olympics and and International Grand Prix dressage rider. Sweden
I’ve been in touch with Ditte regarding a decision about the future, as one of our very talented young horses was injured. It had been i fuld dyrlæge in Germany, as it wasn’t functioning during the horse riding. It didn’t react to the treatment and we needed to know how much pain it was in and if it was only during the horse riding. Ditte was spot on with many statements about the horse, that she wouldn’t have known in advance. Ditte’s help was important, as it helped us make the decision not to put down the horse, but it could function on a lower level or something completely else. Today, the horse has a totally different life, he guards some of our young PLAGE and he thrives with it.
CARINA CASSØE KRÜTH / Qualified equestrian and International Grand Prix dressage rider. Denmark
Over a number of years, Ditte has helped me with my competition horses. No matter what you believe in, it’s a process, that has given me a self awareness and an insight into my horses.
ANNA ZIBRANDTSEN / International Grand Prix dressage rider. Rider of the national team. Denmark
A few years ago, Ditte came to visit a horse that I wasn’t able to finde en figure out. I’m not easy to convince regarding things that you can essentially google. But after spending a brief time with the horse, Ditte told me something that only I knew and that hadn’t been shared or published. That’s why Ditte has my utmost respect on a very professional level.
BO HØSTRUP / International Grand Prix dressage rider. Denmark
I cannot thank Ditte enough for making me understand my horse Lapponia even better after equicoach sessions with her in Sweden. The bond between us as Ditte has described it, became even more clear to me after hearing it and I can see that very clearly, after comparing it to the other horses that I ride. I think the way Ditte works, helps a rider and a horse to understand each other. Especially for the riders to understand why the horses react and behave the way they are.
PAULINDA FRIBERG / International Grand Prix dressage rider. Sweden
Getting the opportunity to hear what my horse Mahonia said about herself was very rewarding and completely corresponded with how I see her. I received some very useful information from Ditte. Combining this with what I can do in my line-up to help us perform even better was to open up for new thoughts and ideas. Everything I’ve learned, I will take with me in the training and in the future with Mahoni.
PERNILLA ANDRÈ HOKFELT / International Grand Prix dressage rider. Sweden
Previous rider of the national team for over 10 years and the most winning rider in Denmark two years in a row.
Ditte Young is amazing! I’ve had a horse, who has been through two years of veterinarian treatments with a German veterinarian – without any result. Ditte made the horse function again quickly through the communication and thereby, determined exactly where the horse needed treatment. After this, she treated it with cranio sacral therapy. I wish I had asked Ditte first and not last. Then we would’ve saved two years of injuries. I think telepathy is a truly amazing tool, and every rider should try it. It explains why the horse is reacting the way it is. All of a sudden everything makes sense. You avoid a lot of battles and receive direct guidelines to solve the problems with the horses. As a rider, you may misinterpret the horse’s signals. An experienced hestekyndig doesn’t have the same tools to read the horse, like Ditte gives me through telepathy. Horses are unique. Ditte doesn’t know the horse’s behavioural pattern or history. Still, she is spot on, down to the smallest detail. I can highly recommend Ditte.
LISBETH STRIBOLDT / International Grand Prix Springrrytter.
I had the pleasure to meet Ditte to work with two of my show-jumpers. One in particular has been a real challenge for me since he came into my stable 7,5 years ago due to his behaviour on shows. With help from Ditte I got the opportunity to communicate with him to find out his issues and needs, which was both fascinating and surprising. I learned so much about how to act and communicate with him, which I am really grateful for! Looking forward to use the tools and mindset from her to improve my communication and understanding of both of my horses and I’m so much looking forward to work with Ditte again in a few months! Hannes Melin Rider and trainer with Experiences from international S class in Eventing, Dressage and Showjumping. 24 Championship medals from Eventing including 4 times Swedish champion, 3 times Nordic Baltic Champion, 2 Times individual silver at the European Championships.
HANNES MELIN / International Grand Prix Springrrytter. Sweden.
You’ve helped us tremendously. Not just to me, but especially my horses. They have been listened to, treated and I understand them. It has changed many things in our everyday life, things I wouldn’t have understood or realised without your help. You are so inspiring and I’m more than grateful for everything you’ve done for us. What you’re able to do is just amazing.
JOSEPHINE-EMILIA THIDE NIELSEN / Young Rider. Dressage. Denmark.
I approached Ditte Young to get some advice a few years back, when my old competition horse was dealing with quite a few leg injuries and despite the veterinarian’s conclusion that he was ready for competition fields again, I had another gut feeling all along. I needed clarification that only my horse could give me, and through common acquaintances, I decided to contact Ditte. I needed answers quickly, so I chose to get a telepathy through a picture and the experience of receiving the many pages from “my horse” was surreal. I could recognise many of the descriptions and most importantly Ditte could help me locate where my sweet gelding was in pain. Shortly after, I chose to retire him from the competition fields, when an examination by a veterinarian showed that an injury was springe op in the front leg, just like he had told us during the telepathy with Ditte. I also needed Ditte’s help learning to deal with his anxiety towards cars and other machinery with engines. She gave me some very basic tools, which helped instantly and that I still use today. I will recommend Ditte any day! It can give clarity, an understanding and a bigger mutual respect between the horse and rider.
CAROLINE EMILIA BØGELUND STORCH / Rider of the national team and elite rider at Danish Islænderhesteforening. Denmark.
I got the honour to have Ditte Young at our stables. A humble warm person that works in a fantastic way, both with the horses and the humans. Her ability to read my horse and to read me as a rider was an incredible experience. I got answers to a lot of questions through her. I got to know what I need to improve, based on what my horse is reacting to and also how Ditte sees me in the saddle, without actually seeing me riding. I was just standing in the stable next to my horse. How my horse feels to me when I´m riding her is of course something I have experienced for a long time, but even more thoroughly what my horse reacts to and feels, Ditte told me. That was very positive to have gotten knowledge of. In addition, what depends on me and my shortcomings as a rider became very clear. It was amazing to get to know so much more about my horse, and to know what could be behind difficulties through Ditte’s way to read my horse. To hear and to get confirmed that my horse is really grateful for my way of training her, handling her and trying to read her, makes my heart and body warm. After this meeting with Ditte, I feel that I have landed even more, come further into my insights and deeper in my understanding of how important it really is to listen to your horse and to be well acquainted with your horse. Since day one after our meeting with Ditte I experience that me and my horse has even better communication and dialog now, and that we´ve come closer to each other. I also experience that those details I was told that I as a rider need to think of and work at, gave me big results immediately. Through these details and this humble dialogue between us we can easier dance further in our training and our career together – with great pleasure! I´m so looking forward to the next sessions with Ditte Young!
TOVE MELIN / International Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer. Sweden.
Continuously, we are making use of Equicoaching, cranio sacral therapy and therapy with Ditte Young in our team. I still don’t know how it works, but none the less, she’s spot on every time. I experience both of my girls are getting the correct tools to help them get ready before a big competition. Thanks for the great advice.
CHARLOTTE KÖNIG / Equestrian and trainer. Jump. Denmark
Ditte Young has helped me understand my pony, Lykkehøjs Dominique much better. With her very unique abilities, Ditte has sensed and expressed things, so I’m able to bring out the best in my pony. She can communicate with my pony through images, and helps me as a rider to determine what I can do to make my pony happier. I’ve also found out what it takes to ensure we develop in the best possible way. It has been a great help and something I can use, when Ditte is not there. With the help of Ditte, I’m now even closer to my best friend!
AMALIA SKJOLD / International Pony rider. Dressage rider. Denmark.
In 2016, I worked with Ditte at a Horseshow in Hilleroed with my former pony Gambys Hanneken WE, which now belongs to my sister, Elisabeth Cecilie Bonefeld. The reason that I thought it was interesting was that it was my last time on a pony and and it was nice to get closer to someone that I had shared so many experiences with. The experience was special and it was definitely interesting, exciting and moving to understand your horse on a different level. Ditte’s abilities are also relevant in relation to the well-being and insecurities of the horse.
VICTORIA BONEFELD DAHL / International Pony rider. Dressage rider. Denmark.