Training philosophy

Happy endings

Happy endings

One of the main rules when I train my horses and teach my students is to hunt the happy endings. That is what you should always do – hunt the happy endings! More often than not we do as human beings strive for success and […]

Do you know when to stop?

Do you know when to stop?

One of the most important things to be good at when training horses is to know when to stop. It sounds very basic, but in reality it can be quite a difficult task to tell when enough is enough. To tell when the horse has […]

A horse in stress – what to do?

A horse in stress – what to do?

These past few weeks I have been out to meet a handful of new students and their horses. I have been giving each of them a lesson and a theme that showed up more than once was a horse in stress. Most times the stress […]

Is riding necessary?

Is riding necessary?

A question I have often been asked is if I think riding is necessary when you have a horse. Of course not if it is a small pony, but a horse that fits you in size for riding. Should you absolutely ride him then? I […]

Your thoughts affect reality

Your thoughts affect reality

Are you aware that what you think of others and thereby how you interact with them can (and most likely will) affect their way of being? That your expectations no matter if they are high or low will make a difference in the performance of […]

Only for the treats?

Only for the treats?

He only does it for the treats. He only does it because he knows he will have a treat. He only does it because he has been taught to do so. He is only doing it to please you.  Just a few days ago I had a […]

Power of the mind

Power of the mind

I have never before realized how much our minds speak and control even though we can neither hear them nor see them on the outside. I have never before realized how big a difference it makes to our horses and how much they sense our […]

Not what, but how?

Not what, but how?

It is not what you do, but how you do it… Maybe this seems obvious to some, but yet many of us have a tendency to forget that the true difference lies in not what we do, but how we do it. Often when I am […]

Just a little faith…

Just a little faith…

I have never really had the courage to let go of all control to a point where I had no back-up plan whatsoever. Of course that also includes letting my horse go in a huge field without any kind of fence and with the possibility […]

Different horse. Different opportunities.

Different horse. Different opportunities.

It has always been a dream of mine to have more than one horse. Therefore back when I found Torrin I was in total awe that having 2 horses was now possible. Two different horses. Horses with different strengths and personalities. Yet when I finally […]