Category: Stable Zen

Must Be Love

My horse Nazir has a girl friend. Ever since Walia, a beautiful brown mare, has joined the group of horses in the paddock paradise in May, she and Nazir are inseparable. They do everything together: grazing very close to each other, exploring the forest,…

My Horse, My Touch-Stone

This year, I’ve met two of the greatest contemporary classical riders in Europe, Bent Branderup and Marius Schneider. I have started my journey in the academic riding, a journey, which also confronted me with a darker side of myself. With my impatience, ambition, and…

Magic Moment in the Sun

Today, for the first time, Nazir let me sit beside him while he was lying down. So amazing! I should mention that I never see him lie on the paddock or in his box, and he never rolls when I’m standing close by. Which…

Warm Days in January (Stable Zen 4)

You know you live in Poland when you’re calling five degrees Celsius warm… With the weather turning colder again, I want to share some pictures I took last week on a sunny, warm January day. We’re having a mild winter this year, more rain…

Letting Go (Stable Zen Part 3)

Do you know the feeling when suddenly something changed in the relationship between you and your horse for the better and it’s hard to put into words? I’m just beginning to realize how much the last three months have changed things between me and Nazir….

Stable Zen Part 2: Being Useful

A few days ago, it was another beautiful autumn day. Nazir dozed in his mini-paddock when I arrived at the stable. The air was warm and the smell of dried leaves and earth made  you suck in every sun ray with the knowledge that…

Stable Zen

Do you know these moments at the stable when everything seems perfect and you’re just happy, for no reason? On Sunday afternoon I actually wanted to do a quick run to the stable to see if everything was fine with Nazir. When I got…