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 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 »

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Some video’s:

Some video’s of Djarra (19 years) who is super fit and happy.
Apologies for his looks!
After a week of frost and snow, tempertures have gone up and there is plenty of black mud in the field. Djarra loves a daily mudbath and here he just came out of the field with only his blanket removed. Read more »

Tuesday 29 January 2019

Djarra, dancing while I ride

I can enjoy a horse that is dancing next to me, completely free and happy. But Djarra had never done that when I was riding him.
Today was a beautiful day with sunshine and temperatures just above freezing. Our outdoor arena was perfect and an invitation for a ride. Read more »

Friday 11 January 2019

Walk around the village

This afternoon we did a tour of the village in the drizzle. With my thoroughbred Arab along the shops, bus stop and main road. Djarra just felt like walking and had a fast pace. If there were no cars we walked on the road and when a car is approaching we went on the sidewalk. Read more »

Sunday 30 December 2018

The teacher, powerful and yet quiet

To be able to learn a number of things are very important. To start with a safe environment. In addition, a teacher with patience and a lot of positive reward is also very nice. When I use Djarra as a teacher he creates exactly such a safe environment and he works from rest. Read more »

Sunday 4 November 2018

Djarra took Laura along

We did a forest trail ride today with a friend who hadn’t ridden in a few months. She took Djarra for a ride. I took Joep, who is still a bit tense in the forest.

At first it seemed Djarra wasn’t happy with Laura. Until I let her take the lead, Read more »