The Gate Lesson

Some people and horses are not patient enough at the gate when moving from one place to another. Moving horses from the pasture to the stable can be a moment of stress instead of pleasure. Here is a lesson I would like to share with you. Let’s say you are moving two horses from a…

Norway Clinic – Connection vs Control

Thank you all for joining my clinic at Jeanette’s Ranch Bilitt Gaard in Norway last  weekend. I am well back in St. Vincent and happy for the feedback from you who have already taken out your chairs and sat down together with your horses. I was amazed by all the progress that already happened during…

I don’t need any muscles while working with my horses.

Back home again, reunited with my minis. Being away for two months helped me get rid of the patterns we had, I started to see them with different eyes. Two independent living beings with their own mind in their own world. Of course before I was aware of this but now Im capable of seeing…

Vlog: The Name Game

Dear all! Thank you for following my blog, sharing posts and adding comments or questions. It all ads up to better relationships between humans and horses. I am looking forward to the upcoming clinic in Norway in June and also the annual Sahaja clinic here in St. Vincent in December. We only have 6 places…

Learn more about our amazing Academy!

It’s 9 pm at Richmond Vale Academy, and a small circle of drummers sends rhythms into the darkness of the hills. The stars seem to be on steroids, but we still need flashlights for our dragon quest. Franklyn—the local hiking guide, night watchman, and nocturnal pollinator-in-chief—ambles ahead of our motley group: two young Scandinavian honeymooners,…

Feels like a gift

It is a subtle thing. I have to put down, again and again, the thinking mind that thinks it knows what-it-will-be-like, and let go, let go, let go again, into what-is-actually-happening. It’s always a surprise. Never what I expected. So simple, yet so satisfying. And elusive, as my grabbing-on-to-what-I-think-I-know mind keeps slip-sliding back in and…

Knowledge and Equestrian Teachers.

Knowledge is a school thing: it is life made abstract; it’s experiences made theoretical; and it’s teachers being the knowing ones and students the note-taking ones. Knowledge gained over time, in work, in life situations, in families or elsewhere, is hardly even categorized as knowledge academically. Knowledge accepted by academics is mostly learning formal concepts….

Gratitude is confidence in life itself

My time at Richmond Vale Academy has come to an end. When I just arrived I was very proud at myself because I’m not a traveler at all. When I’m at home I rather stay close to the people and animals I love. I saw Stina’s videos on YouTube about two years ago. She was…

Moringa for Horses

My daily task in taking care of the horses is to feed them moringa. Moringa, also called The Miracle Tree, really is a miracle. It’s a very healthy plant that can be eaten by humans and animals and it’s very easy to plant. Almost all of the parts of the tree are edible, raw or…

One Day out of My Life as a Working Student

With this blog I want to share one of my days with you. This way you get a look inside. Tuesday 14 February 2017: I woke up at 6 o’clock in the morning. Today is laundry day, which I started early because I need to dry my sheets before evening. There is a schedule and…

Are you listening?

Once you experience that you can “talk” to horses like you talk to people, a new chapter opens on your journey to live, be and work with horses. In this process you will ponder the question on how to listen to horses, what is there to listen to, what to look for and how to notice what…