– Feldenkraispädagoge GL
– Tellington TTouch Practitioner Level 3
– TTouch for you Practitioner 2
– Heartmath Therapist
– Pferdewirtschaftsmeisterin (FN Plakette)
Anke Recktenwald was born in april 1966 and her great passion about horses began with the age of six. She mounted every horse from pony to thoroughbred. Her deep passion about arabian horses met in 1988 the one year old black asil pure bred arabian stallion Tulun (Gharib/Hamasa Thulaya). Anke was training her stallions successful based on the first published Tellington TTouch book.
Her professional carrier started in 1993. As a skilled equine manager she build up the arabian stud farm “Al Thawi” in cooperation with her friend Tatiana Peter. Training and education of all horse breeds was her favorite duties. Also she liked the training and presenting of their brood mares and stallions in competition classes. Her talent for difficult horses brought her consistently horses which were declared as unrideable and already trained by various trainers. She gathered a great amount of luck by regaining their confidence and helping them to become well-understood and loved riding horses for others.
During that period she completed her training as a certified Tellington TTouch® and Centered Riding® Instructor. Her passion for the endurance riding discipline grow. All-round service for 45-60 horses which includes training, breeding, riding lessons, hoof care and managing courses were her lifetime task and joy. In 2000 Anke Recktenwald was meanwhile awarded as a master of horse management (FN) as a severe disk prolapse terminated her main activity.
So she started her own buissnes as Teacher for the methods of Sally Swift and Linda Tellington Jones. This disk prolapse and related movement restrictions were the door opener for her way into the Feldenkrais-Method®. After a successful completed 4 year training she returned as an agile and moveable Feldenkrais Practitioner, horse trainer and equestrian.
Based on this wonderful training combination she teaches clinics in Europe and Swizerland. She also assists Linda Tellington Jones in many different countries f.e. Hawaii, where Anke lived up to six weeks in winter time in Lindas house toll 2020, when Covid made in impossible. 2022 Linda changed to Florida.
Because of the Intrest in Heartcoherence she became a Heartmath-Therapist® too
Accompanying Linda Tellington Jones Anke work in stables of olympic rider Ingrid Klimke, Klaus Balkenhohl in Germany and for A.N.T.A.C: Italy.
Anke is supporting Linda Tellington Jones at her public events in Italy and Slovenia and presentations for the XENOPHON – Society for the Culture of Classical Riding. It was a special pleasure to collaborate on the recent books from Linda Tellington Jones such as “Dressage with body mind and soul” and “ Trust your intuition”
Anke is a member of the editorial board of the Tellington newsletter and a permanent contact person for equine publications and periodicals. Her own enthusiasm in writing articles and feeling the necessity has inspired her to wrote her own book “Besser reiten mit Feldenkrais”. The great reviews f.e. on amazon speaks for themselves.
Anke is teaching several parts in different training domains of equine therapy She focuses the support and health of the therapy horses as well as providing good teaching material for her students.
The magazine “Mein Pferd” conducts a survey to find the fiftieth best riding teacher in Germany – Anke Recktenwald is own of them.