“Ivanhoe the Great”

“Ivanhoe the Great”

I was recently watching a lecture by Bent Branderup where he said that he hoped that every student would have at one stage a difficult horse in their life.  Ivanhoe came into my life just over 10 years ago and our journey has for sure been a challenge in many ways. It...
Beautiful Paradox

Beautiful Paradox

It has now been over 22 years ago that this girl surprised me. We have been through a lot together. My part of our journey has been full of the most wonderful moments but also filled with many mistakes (at least I recognised them later as mistakes) and huge learning...
The Voice

The Voice

Exploring the Basics I am currently working on a documentary for the Atherton Herberton Historic Railway. Marty is “the Voice” for this doco and this weekend we did the last recordings. I had the feeling that I had not enough commentary with the footage but as a...
Observations

Observations

Exploring the Basics Like any other relationship, before you start working with a new horse you need to get to know each other. I start by “Hanging Out”, spend time in the paddock and Observe. Two weeks ago a new horse arrived at our place, she will be a part of our...
Explore the Basics

Explore the Basics

Exploring the Basics Piaf’s, Canter Pirouettes, School halts and Levade’s. These moves can be inspiring for some, for others it is daunting. It is important to understand that these exercises will only make up 10% of a training session. Focussing on the gymnastic...