Tag: Warsaw

Clinic with Marius Schneider in Warsaw, 22.-23. April 2017

I still owe you the photos from our wonderful course with Marius Schneider, 22.-23.04.2017!!! First of all thank you so much Marius for coming to us ❤ I know you have more requests for courses than you have weekends, so I really really appreciate…

Lightness vs. Softness

When we talk about “lightness” we refer to the horse’s body, to the level of intensity with which we would like to give aids. Softness, however, refers to the horse’s mind. The horse can be light on the aids and yet not be fully…

Springtime!

Spring is coming to Warsaw, finally! I grew up in the south west of Germany where winters are very short and mild, so the winter in Warsaw, even if it’s a relatively warm one like this year, feels like an eternity of frost to…

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…

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…

Wintertime!

Brrrrr it was cold today at the stable! -10 degrees. I had this great idea of taking my horse for a walk in the snow, but when I went to get him from the paddock, he looked at me like “Well, have fun!” So…

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…

Short Walk in the Snow

The past three weeks have been very cold here in Warsaw with up to -20 in the night and not warmer than -5 during the day. Today’s +3 felt like spring! I used the opportunity to take a short walk around the stable; Baja,…

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