No, you don't have to go to Russia to be a student. The NHE education is offered free online through the International Forum and School. Each student follows a self-motivated exploration and practice of the principles of the School with his or her own horse(s) with the support of representatives, active students and other new forum members. An orientation guides you to pertinent discussion topics and personal diaries cover the necessary information you need to develop a relationship with your horse in freedom and discipline.
Additionally, you may attend paid seminars conducted by NHE Representatives for a live educational and social experience.