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…

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…

It takes a horse and a human village

By Susan Smith The phrase, “it takes a village,” refers to the raising of a child and the “village” involved in raising him or her. Recently, I was chatting with a friend about her growing bond with her new horse. We talked about how the horse related to others. I said that I felt that…