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Freedom for Wild Hearts is the Real Gift

“For Cloud’s wild heart to be truly free in this human world in which he lives is the real gift of Liberty Foundations.” –Maire Kennedy, County Clare, Ireland Reading these beautiful words from Maire, one of the students in my first Liberty Foundations Online class spoke volumes about Liberty Foundations Training for horses. With great…

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Happy New year! Brio: Part 2

Happy New Year! I hope you had great holidays so far and are looking towards another awesome year and journey with horses. I have much to look forward to as Ohana farm continues to unfold. I am busy visualizing the year ahead and celebrating what came to fruition in 2014.

Many of you were very intrigued by the last blog about Brio

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A Pony For Christmas: Starwyn’s Story

I got a Pony for Christmas 4 years ago, for the first time! I’d been with full-size horses my whole life, but I found that this pony would bring new learning, new delight, because of who she is.

Starwyn is a beautiful 11.1 HH Welsh Mountain Pony (Section A) mare. She is now 11 years old. I fell in love with her at ‘first sight.’ A neighbor had her for 2 years

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A heartfelt Challenge

Without listening to our heart, life is not as fun! In 2009 I felt my approach to horses has taken a new turn. Teaching people how to handle horses without tack felt very good, but I wanted to do more. I wanted to give them a key to do what they want with horses, not…

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The Home that Heals

The adventure of healing a wild herd presented many levels.

Staring up an academy at the end of the road in a small unknown Caribbean island, turning an untamed bush into a productive farm, and developing an ecotourism centre to raise funds, was quite a task along with the rescue of seven wild horses.

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Two new chapters in “The Making of a Dressage Horse”

During some of the conversations between them, Robin stated that: “If you make a request of the horse and he says no, offer a different request. When a horse is brought here to my ranch, no matter how shut down, scared or angry they are, I promise them that I will find their heart, and I will set it free. I am always wanting to have the horse in “seeking” mode….desiring the connection… willingly stepping into the request. I want to avoid resistance.