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…

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…

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…

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,…

When I meet the horses I saw something I had never seen before

Awareness. I came to St. Vincent horse school because I want to learn how to develop a real connection with my horses. After just one week I have learned already so much! I have two miniature horses. Every day I spend lots of time with them to provide in their needs, but I’m missing something….

What if horses deserved the same rights as humans?

Most people consider horses as pets, as animals that need to be trained to obey to their master. We usually just assume that humans are mentally superior, therefore that they have to physically control animals too…. This week’s blog is written by Isa. Isa came to be a working student last month and will stay…

I don’t love riding; I love horses!

Letter from Jonna. Coming home to the regular… People complaining about the bus being one minute late, endless talks about weather, how expensive groceries has become and why people cannot learn to follow traffic rules. Bitter perspectives mixed with sweet ones. Clean streets, beautiful parks and green areas in the city center, people being very…

It was a magical show

While writing, I am sitting under a tree in the shade along with Jack and looking out over the sea and Spirit is grazing nearby… My name is Louise Helgesson, I am 24 years old and come from south Sweden. I’m the new horsegirl at Richmond Vale. I have now been at Saint Vincent for…

Meet the working students!

Louise, Jack the horse, Jack the donkey and Tishorn – are on the way to explore the trails around our center. Thank you for asking about the missing blog posts. It’s been a few weeks and from now on I promise.. I’ll keep it weekly! I still have some places for working students from June 2016. To…