What we want from the horse

In Buddhism there is the Tibetan word “Shenpa,” that can be translated “something that hooks us,” according to Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron. It is also “the urge.” Shenpa is what drives habitual patterns, motives and addictions. It comes in two parts: the reaction to pain and the escaping of pain. And the reaction to an…

What is the height of the horizon?

The first Permaculture Design course at our center is finishing today. The participants are showing amazing creativity in designing gardens with natural fences, chicken coups, flowers, food trees and vegetable beds to the benefits of the villagers. Students learn to measure the height of the horizon, number of sun hours, size of shades, distance between…

Happy New Year – a year of liberation

Happy New Year from Yurumein St. Vincent! Ayiti is the name of the island called Hispaniola where you have the two countries of Haiti and Dominican Republic. Haiti’s real name is Ayiti. It is a remarkable country in today’s world. When the Europeans “discovered” Hispaniola they shortly after decided that it was their island and…

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When should I ride my horse?

by Susan Smith This question comes to me often: When can I ride my horse? How much can I ride my horse? In our society, there is a strong push to get horses back to work after an injury or illness, just as there is with people. If you have a surgery, you can be back…

Lost in the Horse

I was lying on the massage table receiving physical therapy recently and talking about myself as I was asked to do, past injuries, etc., and then I made a switch to talking about one of my horses. My therapist expertly swung me back to the discussion of “me,” which is why I’m there, and I…

Happy New Year from Farah and Maestro

Happy New Year to one and all. I always like to spend  January reflecting on the past year and looking forward to what I would like to accomplish the upcoming year. I encourage you all to reflect on what you have accomplished in all areas of your life and what you would like to accomplish…

Follow the Sun

With this small video I would like to thank Helene, Monique, Lilith, Petra, Christine, Jeanette, Catherine and my horses Jack, Magic, Spirit and Elena for the most wonderful Sahaja Horse clinic here at our Eco Center in St. Vincent. Follow, follow the sun And which way the wind blows When this day is done. Breathe,…

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…