What is your horse’s self worth?

By Susan Smith. My mare Zuzka recently showed me something while I was riding my mare Jazzie in the arena. She looked directly at me and proceeded to wrap a lead rope that was hanging from a halter on the fence, around her neck. It was as if to say, “take me out for a ride.” Some…

Jack and Stina

Walking a horse

This month’s blog is from Isa who is a working student at Stina’s center in St. Vincent. “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…

Elena’s Dance of Joy

Dancing and moving with rhythm is good, healthy and fun! There are many ways of dancing, from disco dance floor to barn dancing and dancing in the garden with horses. Dance has always been a part of our culture, rituals and celebrations. Today, a lot of dancing is about recreation and self-expression, although it can…

Building communication with your horse

Learning to connect with wild horses taught me many new lessons such as, clear, quiet and focused body language, to listen to my breath, to adjust the tone of my voice and have an increased awareness of my thoughts. I also learned how different my horses were. Some of my horses needed stronger body language while some would…

Meet Rozlyn!

Rozlyn Lambert is a certified Liberty Foundations instructor who lives in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Rozlyn has successfully worked with a variety of different horses using Liberty Foundations. She enjoys helping people discover the freedom, quality of relationships and communication and the sheer joy that working with horses at liberty can bring. Rozlyn believes that Liberty…

Meditation with Horses: Setting the Bond

Meditation with Horses forms the firm foundation for true Liberty with Horses. If I were to choose the most important of the Liberty Foundations, I believe I would choose the first Foundation: Meditation. This is where the relationship between you and your horse begins, where it deepens and nourishes the Open Bond, and where you…

Testing new skills in an old environment

When working student Jonna returned to Sweden, we continued our lessons, this time online! Here is what Jonna writes about testing her new liberty training skills in Sweden. It was interesting to come home and meet my mum’s horses again after all I’ve learned about Natural horsemanship and liberty training in St Vincent. I’ve known these…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from The Independent Liberty Trainers Network! 2015 has been a remarkable year where we have had good progress, shared inspiration, held clinics and experienced magic. Here at SVG Horse School in Saint Vincent the horses have progressed in many ways, some in terms of their abilities to carry a rider and others in their…

Book title: The Long Way HOME

Wording: The task is to write a book covering one hundred life stories from the rescue of the wild herd until Darling’s Sunset. Once all the stories are written the foundation for the documentary is set. When I started writing my blog last year, I had in mind to produce a book and a documentary with life…