Blog: Djarra, travelling together

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

I HAVE BEEN WRITING THIS BLOG SINCE 2007, BUT OFCOURSE IN DUTCH. SO MY BLOGS FROM 2019 GOING BACK ALL THE WAY TO 2007 CAN BE FOUND ON THE DUTCH VERSION OF THE PAGE

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 »

Tuesday 26 November 2019

When you cannot ride …

There are times when you cannot ride. Like last week when I got a call to reschedule the lesson we had planned. The horse was lame and the rider wanted to reschedule because riding was not an option. My question was if she was familiar how to give a massage to a horse. Read more »

Sunday 10 November 2019

New roads

Today was a beautiful sunny autumn day and I am going to meet a new client who asked for my help. Both she and her horse have some insecurity issues. Now that sounds maybe simple but actually getting to the bottom of insecurity can be quite a journey. Read more »

Friday 1 November 2019

Healthier movement through balance

Background:
With Stan I have been working on his balance. Due to physical problems he had adapted a way of moving around which was not very healthy. He started every action and movement leading with his shoulders the rest of him followed. This meant that to start trotting he would launch himself in the air. Read more »

Friday 1 November 2019

Patch is settling down

Patch has come a long way since I started working with him in July this year.
First of all his anxiety threshold is no longer very low and he has become very relaxed. This also resulted in getting him in a group for the so very necessary social interaction with other horses. Read more »

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