Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling (born 1957) is a specialist in communication and human movement best known for his unorthodox approach to training and working with horses. Hempfling first rose to prominence when he released the book Dancing with Horses in the early 1990s. In it he advocated horsemanship based on precise communication with the horse through body language rather than through more coercive methods.
He currently lives and operates in Denmark.
Hempfling was born in Westphalia in Germany in 1957. He has stated that he spent much of his childhood living alone: 40 "in the woods", apparently estranged from his family.
As a young adult, Hempfling completed studies in telecommunications technology in 1978. He then spent time variously as a teacher, freelance artist and theatrical director. He travelled extensively, and …Read more on Wikipedia