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…

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…