Tag: equine

My Internship at Bent Branderup’s Stable Lindegaard, Denmark

A little over a year ago I walked into Bent Branderup’s riding arena for the first time. Once a month, Bent presents his horses and his training method during public evening work. I remember him standing in front of the arena with a cup of… Continue Reading “My Internship at Bent Branderup’s Stable Lindegaard, Denmark”

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… Continue Reading “Magic Moment in the Sun”

Improving Canter

Having canter problems? Read how I’m helping Frisian-mix Weto improve his canter on the lunge. I love my horse’s canter. It’s like sitting on a rocking chair. The transition from trot is smooth and he is easy to control at all times. TataTAM, TataTAM.… Continue Reading “Improving Canter”

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… Continue Reading “Warm Days in January (Stable Zen 4)”

Do Horses Have a Sense of Humour?

  When I cleaned one of the paddocks yesterday, my horse stood some 20 meters behind me and snoozed. Suddenly, something poked my right shoulder. I turned to the right and didn’t see anything. I looked to the left, and there stood Nazir. Not only… Continue Reading “Do Horses Have a Sense of Humour?”

Liberty: Only the Truth Remains

“Because, as a rule, the horse must take pleasure in his work. Otherwise, he and his rider will not be able to accomplish anything graceful.” Antoine de Pluvinel   Weto is a great horse for liberty training. He pays attention, reacts to my body… Continue Reading “Liberty: Only the Truth Remains”

Stretching Forward-Down: A Little Exercise with Big Effects

Stretching forward-down is probably one of the easiest and yet most useful exercises in horse training. The little exercise produces great results and can provide a good starting point for a human-equine relationship based on mutual trust, politeness, and cooperation. Most of us have… Continue Reading “Stretching Forward-Down: A Little Exercise with Big Effects”

True Horsemanship

A few days ago I received an invitation for a weekend course in natural horsemanship. Title: “Be a leader for your horse”. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Don’t we all want to be leaders for our horses? It has an air of success about it,… Continue Reading “True Horsemanship”

Girls-Sunday at the Stable

What are the girls up to when one husband is sick and the other husband is out of town and it’s a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning? They go to the stable, of course!

Horses Playing in the Snow

Nothing much has been happening this week at the stable, so I’m posting some photos I took two weeks ago when there was still lots of snow. As it is getting warmer now, everything is rather muddy and dull, not worth taking the camera.… Continue Reading “Horses Playing in the Snow”

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