Kadoo having Colic – a matter of survival

At sunrise monday morning our four horses; Shoni, Moonlight, Elena and Kadoo, had found their way out of the field and went exploring. They entered several farms, had a bit to eat here and there and ended up at the neighbors field who has two horses.By the time we reached to bring the horses home,…

Suniai – Listen to Mother Earth

Listen to Mother Earths’ call for action. We need to call out and take action for the climate and for justice, recognizing that human poverty and vulnerability is intimately tied to environmental degradation. Mother Earth calls for a fundamental shift in our collective consciousness and understanding of the world and our place in it. Listen to…

When Horses Say Goodbye

Magic and a herd of wild horses came into my life in 2007. I had taken up a new work challenge on the small Caribbean island of St. Vincent and had run into an abandoned and lost herd of wild horses. Magic was one of the wild mares and she has meant a lot for…

For the Welfare of All

As a teacher I would like to inspire you with this blog – hope you will enjoy! In the Agricultural Revolution ten thousand years ago, the domestication of plants and animals led to a radical shift in the way people lived. The Industrial Revolution took place only a few hundred years ago, a similar dramatic transition took place. Big…

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…

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…

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…