Horses are strong. They have a whole horsepower of strength. With "horsepower", however, one immediately thinks about how powerful a car is. And that has to do with the inventor James Watt. He died in 1819, exactly 200 years ago.
The goal is to turn a cowboys' working saddle into a modern saddle for the sport. Toni Mayrhofer has been researching this for years. The result is saddles that positively influence the performance of sports horses. In Austria, his western saddles are made by hand.
Train when you want, how long you want what you want. The trainer stands right next to it - on a real horse in the arena he shouts out something most of the time. In the riding simulator, the "horse" stands on a spot and still moves.