Meet Vivian Gabor – passionate horsewoman, horse clinician, western trainer, author and so much more!
Born with ‘the horse gene‘ and a real talent to work with horses and humans, Vivian‘s journey has been influenced by her strong desire to understand how horses communicate, learn and how that scientific knowledge can be used to train them and ultimately help humans create more successful relationships with their equine companions. Following her studies in Biology with a major in Animal Physiology, Vivian subsequently obtained a doctorate in Equine Science with a focus on Equine Learning Behaviour. Marrying her scientific background, her talent to work with horses and humans with her success in working and competing with her own horses was an excellent basis to form her very successful business – The German Institute for Behaviour and Communication. Her work at the institute is focused on optimising communication and relationships between humans and horses with the objective to achieve higher level of training and competitive performance in various equine disciplines. At the institute, Viviane is also involved in the education of horse clinicians, trainers and equine therapists who are keen to develop themselves and add some scientific background to enhance their training, working methods and skill set.
Passionate about horses, Vivian was also a successful participant of the “Mustang Makeover Germany 2017”, where she trained with a wild mustang and then wrote a book about training and working with horses under scientific aspects. Since 2018 she is also one of the judges for this event. In her books and in her clinics she combines research and practice so that people can better understand and motivate their horse. Behavioural issues of the horse are addressed through the concept of consequence and reward and by creating awareness of and by working on the horse owners/trainers body language.
Vivian will hold a couple clinics in Australia in 2019 and this will be the first time where she will share her vast knowledge with students outside of Europe.