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…

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…

Michelle: Horses are my dance of life

I have been working with Stina and practicing “basic” exercises with her four horses: Jack, Spirit, Elena and Magic. Through this it has become more and more clear that there are just a few essentials to build up a real connection with horses. These are: lots of fun, be open minded, enjoy every single step,…

Achieving a State of Calm

The Waterhole Rituals and the Lead Mare Lessons can create a a mutual trust and forever loyalty with a horse. Learning these skills also help us how to better communicate with other humans and other beings. There is a fine balance between the pause, the acting, the support, leading, following, speaking and listening;  all this, we…

Petra: No big discussion, no drama, no impatience

I came to St. Vincent and the Grenadines with big expectations. Since my childhood I live together with horses and those beautiful animals have always inspired me to search for new ways to be and communicate with them. As the commercial way of training horses doesn’t please me, I tried a lot of different methods…

Follow the Sun

With this small video I would like to thank Helene, Monique, Lilith, Petra, Christine, Jeanette, Catherine, Jack, Magic, Spirit and Elena for the most wonderful Sahaja Horse clinic. Follow, follow the sun And which way the wind blows When this day is done. Breathe, breathe in the air. Set your intentions. Dream with care. Tomorrow…

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…