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…

Horse-olutions for 2018

Once again, I address the thing I’m not all that good at: resolutions for the New Year. I try to make them easy and attainable, otherwise they go the way of crash diets and best laid plans that get forgotten the moment stress or a better offer sets in. This Christmas we had the joy…

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…

Going beyond second chances

It is amazing how a nice experience can change your perspective about things, persons or, in this case, animals. As I shared in my last blog entrance about second chances with horses, it is wonderful how feelings can change in such a positive way. I was not scared anymore about getting close to these medieval…

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…

Lead-mare Lessons in Norway!

I am on the flight on the way back to St. Vincent from an extraordinary Liberty Training Clinic in Norway. At Norunn’s beautiful ranch in Moelv, 12 of us gathered together Friday night. I told the story of Darling’s herd in details; from how they were rescued, how they healed, how we connected, how we…