Tag: horses

Why Horses are the Better Friends

Horse friendships are about sharing the present moment and giving each other comfort, regardless of size, colour, and breed. If we were able to learn from them and let go of our prejudices and preconceptions, we would find true friendships where we would not… Continue Reading “Why Horses are the Better Friends”

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.… Continue Reading “Letting Go (Stable Zen Part 3)”

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… Continue Reading “Stable Zen Part 2: Being Useful”

Girl’s Sunday at the Stable, Part 2

It’s a girl’s Sunday at the stable again! I love that me and Karolina seem to have a habit of driving out to the stable at the weekends. I wanted to post these photos already for three weeks, but you know how it is. With the… Continue Reading “Girl’s Sunday at the Stable, Part 2”

Horses and Human Language

Picture this: A person whose language you don’t speak (let’s call him ‘A’) takes you by the hand and leads you into a shop. There he stops you, says something to you (which you don’t understand). You begin to notice that you’ve walked into… Continue Reading “Horses and Human Language”

How Can We Help Horses to Get Over Traumatic Experiences?

A question that I have asked myself lately. Since my own horse is still recovering from surgery, my friend has kindly allowed me to work with her horse, Weto, a beautiful half-Frisian. I know Weto for more than a year. He is very kind,… Continue Reading “How Can We Help Horses to Get Over Traumatic Experiences?”

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… Continue Reading “Stable Zen”

Living in the Shadows: the Imprisoned Horses of the Warsaw Racetrack

Horse racing is a glamorous business. Classy, fiery horses, elegant outfits, the thrill of betting, and the chance of winning a lot of money. Spectators readily believe in this cliche, especially the rising Warsaw middle class with their black SUVs and designer clothes. To… Continue Reading “Living in the Shadows: the Imprisoned Horses of the Warsaw Racetrack”

At the Horse Clinic, Again.

It’s been a while since I wrote the last blog entry. Drafting this one is somewhat of a challenge, not because I don’t know what to write about, but because I’m sitting on a straw bale in Nazir’s box at the clinic, and he,… Continue Reading “At the Horse Clinic, Again.”

The Magical Quick-Fix for Every Problematic Horse Behaviour!

Silly headline, I know. But sometimes it seems to me that this is exactly what many horse owners are looking for. This one magical advise, a horsemanship trick that works for every problem. I’m afraid the exact opposite is the case. Educating a horse, or… Continue Reading “The Magical Quick-Fix for Every Problematic Horse Behaviour!”

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