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 14 September 2019

Breakthrough with Mabel

Trust needs to be earned, but when earned a horse (or human) can feel safe with you. It took some sessions for Mabel to feel safe. And together with my bodywork on her this created a wonderful session. For the first time she trusted me enough to put her hind feet on the pads. Read more »

Friday 23 August 2019

The introverte horse

At the moment I am working with Darcy, a lovely mare who missed out on going to school. For now I have had several sessions with her. It becomes clear she is very smart and can pick up new things very quickly. But having led a sheltered live she is easily overwhelmed. Read more »

Sunday 18 August 2019

Having a conversation

Being with horses means everything to me. I have changed form just telling them what I want them to do as a monologue to listening and having a dialog. For a proper dialog with a horse my voice is just a footnote, my body language and position do the speaking. Read more »

Saturday 10 August 2019

Working together, for the benefit of the horse

Last week showed how working together as professionals can really benefit the horse.
Chiropractor Emir Lervy of a Chiropractic Touch came to work with two horses at the Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary Read more ».
First Stan, who had been on and of not quite sound.

Friday 2 August 2019

My first approach

When I work with a horse there are some ground rules that need to be put in place. I prefer to have the horse without any tack or head collar in a small area with good footing. First what rules do I have in mind? Well I have my personal space and I do not want others (horses or people) to barge in on me. Read more »

Saturday 27 July 2019

Darcy, a very green skewbald mare

Darcy may be 8 years old but has never really learned any skills needed to be around humans. The only thing she knows is being led around following who ever leads her. So she is still very green under her skewbald coat. But she is very friendly and comes when you call her name! Read more »

Thursday 18 July 2019

Patch, the piebald

So meet Patch a piebald boy with a chequered past. A solid boy who can be energetic and also reserved. At the moment he lacks confidence and had some bad experiences. He is not sure what is expected of him. On the other hand he knows what he likes best such as eating. Read more »

Saturday 13 July 2019

Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary

Coming over to Bangor, North Ireland one of the things I really wanted to do was helping out at an animal sanctuary. They aim to find homes for the animals they give shelter. But most have bad experiences and are in one way or another traumatized. Read more »

Sunday 3 March 2019

Forever home found

It took months, but at last I found a forever home for Djarra.
He has a whole new family who are totally in love with him and have loads of plans for him.
I am going to emigrate to Northern Ireland and follow my passion and dreams. Read more »

Thursday 14 February 2019

Traveling together …

It is February and you can already feel the power of the sun. The winter hairs fly off and I can loose the jacket. Even though the trees are still bare, spring is coming. Together we are behind the stable in the paddock. Without saddle with only a pad to sit on. Read more »