The Gate Lesson

Some people and horses are not patient enough at the gate when moving from one place to another. Moving horses from the pasture to the stable can be a moment of stress instead of pleasure. Here is a lesson I would like to share with you. Let’s say you are moving two horses from a…

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…

2017 – Fifty, Fat and Finished….or

Fifty, Fit and Fantastic? Starting the new year, I realized I am going into my fiftieth year and I had to make some new decisions to be better fit for riding. The first one was to shred some weight that had sneaked on in 2016 and the second was to once again exercise my riding…

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,…

Meet Bec Jordan – New Liberty Trainers Network Member!

Bec Jordan, Queensland, Australia, is one of Australia’s finest Liberty Horse Trainers!  She began studying with Ruella Yates, founder of Liberty Foundations and Liberty Foundations Online, two years ago, after a lifetime with horses and a career at her Kind Equine. Read Bec’s story in her own words, and enjoy her amazing videos! .I’m Bec Jordan,…

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…

Learning a New Language

First that all, I want to say thank you for this opportunity to learn about the language of horses. The experience with the horses was really good, very full of knowledge, patience, control and observation. In the beginning it was very exciting, because it is to try to connect, in a very deep and spiritual way…

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…

Liberty Foundations Clinic April 23-24

Spirit Horse Ranch near Oklahoma City, OK presents their Liberty Foundations Spring Clinic the weekend of April 23-24!  Clinicians Ruella Yates and Susan Smith will individualize teaching to accommodate all levels!  We will be working with ranch horses, and your own horse if that’s in your plan! Using the language of the herd, we will accomplish…