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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Horses make me feel alive

Being a working student or apprentice here at our Academy is a life changing experience. In this week’s blog you will hear more from my current apprentice Jonna.  If you have a solid background with horses, we have a couple of apprentice positions here in St. Vincent for 2016. I will have a liberty training…

Beyond The Leader

There is a lot of talk in the horse world about leadership: What leadership is, who is the leader, if there is leadership in a horse herd, how to be a leader, leadership styles and if there should be a leader at all. I find this discussion very interesting and here is my take on…

Mindful Therapy, Colombus and Clinics

I am happy to announce that I will do a clinic at Marjam’s Ranch, close to Gardermoen in Norway the 26th and 27th of September. Marjam got in touch with me and was looking for ways to improve the connection with her horse. We talked for a while on FB and email and decided to do…