Blog: Djarra, travelling together

For Djarra I have found a new family in the Netherlands.
In 2019 I will emigrate to Northern Ireland to follow my passion and dream to only work with horses. I will describe my encounters here.

Saturday 5 December 2020

Canter circles

How to make “work” enjoyable.
I am working on making Hudson stronger and more balanced. In this session I am for the first time doing canter circles. I have two fences up as an anchor for my circles. The size of the circle is decided by Hudson’s ability. Read more »

Tuesday 3 November 2020

Eager but relaxed

We are finally getting there! Combining balance, power and relaxation. We have spent month on building up power and rebalancing Hudson. Because just putting him more on his hindquarters and keeping him there by force is not a long lasting solution. So time was spent in building up the strengths of his hind legs using lateral work, Read more »

Saturday 24 October 2020

Transformation

I am so happy, because Hudson is so happy! We began our journey together in Januari 2020. We started out getting to know each other and discovered I did almost everything different then he was used to. Most importantly I  was not going to do any “work” for him. Read more »

Thursday 27 August 2020

First time with long reins

Big boy Hudson is actually just a little boy on a confidence level. He is uses to being led around and being told what and how to do thing. So I was looking for a way to invite him to stride out more confidently. To take the lead. Read more »

Thursday 20 August 2020

Building up in layers

Building up in layers means I train the horse on physical, mental and emotional level. But I do it in small increments and just focus on one layer at the time. Here I love how Hudson makes the choice to connect with me.
We did some ground work with the focus on giving him freedom to express himself. Read more »

Wednesday 18 March 2020

Happy Hudson

After a lunging lesson with Terri Hudson was feeling very happy! First going off to the left, his favourite side. After blowing of some steam I asked him to go to the right and he followed my suggestion.
This is the first time I had him free in this paddock and he totally loved it. Read more »

Saturday 14 March 2020

Leading in little steps

When I met Hudson I loved him straight away. But I knew that I trained and rode differently than he was used to. This meant I would be challenging him on different levels. Challenging because I was asking him to change. Horses, just like people, often do not like change. Read more »

Monday 27 January 2020

Meet Hudson

Now meet Hudson, a gorgeous horse that I will be working and riding with! I met him when  I was asked to do a bodywork session with him, since he was lame at the time. A very grounded solid but sensitive guy that really enjoyed our sessions. Read more »

Thursday 16 January 2020

Connecting and Communicating

On the road again for more lessons. What I like best is when I can help a human connect better with their horse. Help them understand the horse and what he is telling them. Most of the time we are not clear and precise enough for them to understand us. Read more »

Thursday 19 December 2019

Release through touch

When I work at Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary in Antrim I work with mostly rescue horses and ponies. Here I meet with raw emotions and pure reactions. They have learned to take care of them self’s or should I say they have learned that people do not always take care of them. Read more »

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