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…

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…

A fine, elegant and detailed body language

Johnny: Last weeks class had a special environment.  It was Sunday 7:30 am, a sunny day and with the Caribbean Sea in the background and we started the class with a delicious coffee, sitting in the garden near Jack, who ate quietly near us while we drank our coffee. Jack, was curious at times, disengaged other times and…

The importance of second chances

The first time I rode a horse was almost 10 years ago. It was in a very nice landscape in La Calera, a village in Colombia where people usually make horse rides within groups. Chapagne was the name of the horse that was taking me. She was white and had a beautiful blondish hair. After…

Non Verbal Language with Vanessa

The amazing process of getting to know each other by Vanessa. When you meet someone, first thing you usually do is to shake hands to introduce one another, thus you exchange some info by doing so. Some people make better impression to us than others, the way they approach to us is important, but to…

This language is full of life, gestures and signs

Johnny’s Journey; Today I had an enriching lesson, besides the fact that learning a new language is very exciting, learning the language of horses is a wonderful experience! Stina and Jack are excellent masters. I feel like Stina is teaching me the idiom and Jack the Grammar, the accent, the signs, and of course, Jack…

Learning a new Language

Johnny’s Journey: I want to say thank you for this opportunity to learn about the language of horses. The experience with the horses was really good, very full of knowledge, patience, control and observation. In the beginning it was very exciting, because it is to try to connect, in a very deep and spiritual way with another…

Walking a horse

Isa; I’ve been in contact with horses for my whole life. I’ve always been passionate, loving, and willing to do good in general and even better with horses. I’ve been riding, training, grooming them for such a long time now. These tasks were a routine for me, I was not really thinking about the way…

Dominance, aggression and manners

I meet people who label a behavior of a horse as dominant but find that it is often a lack of manners. Many people do not know how to teach their horses and children to be polite, willing, respectful and have good focus and work ethics. Dominance is not a personality trait – it is a…

Practical lesson in Herd Dynamics

Greetings from St. Vincent! I have been busy developing our Climate Compliance Program but nevertheless here is a delayed “Friday” blog. I posted this video in an online Horse Group I am part of and the discussion is going and is very interesting. I learnt so many lessons from my wild herd of horses; the roles in…

Six months with horses

I received this nice letter from my student Anna. Dear Stina, I’ve found some pics on my phone that I took thile you were away so I don’t think I gave them to you. They also inspired me to write a few sentences about my time withe them. Thank you very much for everything, all…

Anna: A Powerful Experience

Anna has studied with me for some time and shared this blog with us; Hope you enjoy it as much as I did Kind regards Stina After three lessons with wonderful and spirited Magic I am pretty confident in my assumption that she’s starting to, if not like, than definitely get used to Berry and…