Consistency in Horse Training

Consistency in our journey An example of when I’m consistent in my trainings is while giving Aslan a break. As much as he craves closeness and attention, a true break for him means stepping back and processing everything he’s learned and lick and chew and yawn if he needs to. So we play the game […]

How to combine positive and negative reinforcement in horse training

More and more people are introducing positive reinforcement in their trainings with their horse. And they feel like they need to make a choice. Either training their horse only with positive reinforcement, or only with negative reinforcement. But I don’t believe you NEED to make a choice!   But first: What is the difference? Positive […]

What to do when your horse bites you

Horses can be very subtle in communicating with you. In telling you what they like and don’t like. In what hurts or feels good. In what causes stress and what helps them relax.  But when we don’t see or understand their subtle signs, they start telling us more and more clear. In stead of some […]

Recognizing and preventing stress for you horse

Horses really don’t spook out of no-where. You just missed all the signals before the spook and therefore couldn’t prevent it either. In this newsletter I will tell you about the stress signals and how to prevent those spooks.   You might have read it before on my Instagram or heard it in my videos. […]

Why I prioritized Aslans mental health over his physical health

Teaching Aslan to hold his head low while lunging Lunging with the sole purpose to give him a chance to run all his frustration and anger out of his system Going to the arena to have more space to roll and chil together Working on our communication together by improving my cues and bodylanguage Observing […]

We moved eight times in two years

To a barn that was about to close, but at least Aslan could live in a herd there. To the fields from that barn until the end of that summer. Still living a good life in that herd. To the paddock paradise from a horsetrainer. They got very scared of Aslan after hearing the stories […]