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...
Neutral Observations

Neutral Observations

I have all but one of my lessons with Jossy Reynvoet and Bent Branderup from my last trip to Europe on video.Back home watching the video’s my first reaction was disappointed.  I could not believe how bad I was “performing”. Why was I so out of balance, why could I...
Gymnastic Groundwork

Gymnastic Groundwork

I was asked by the owner of this beautiful mare to help her with Gymnastic Groundwork. Through some unfortunate injuries in the paddock a few years back, she has some problems in her hind quarters. Gymnastic Groundwork is a great way to help the horse to become more...