Oh how I’m looking forwards too these next few weeks! On Wednesday I’m having two lessons with new people around Kambo and on Thursday I’ll get on the merry train up to Trondheim for another Weekendclinic! And guess what – it’s full! Again!!!!
I’ll be between four stables this time, so it was a bit of a puzzle getting it together, but with such helpful people it was no bother to make it work! It didn’t even take that long to make the lists – which I am very happy about!
I’ve said it before but I will continue to say it – I love teaching ❤️ it’s magical, it’s amazing and truly wonderful to be allowed to help people and take part in their journey!
The week after I’m going back to England! To see princess! How I miss her! Not for to long though – only five days. But it’s five days more than none!
Look at that face! Aaawh how can one not fall in love with this face?!
When I come back from England. I’m going to start changing my medicine – after seeing my neurologist last week and deciding that after all this time, the medication still stops me from doing what I’d love to do – working with horses. She decided it’s time to try something else. This scares me a bit so this is a conversation for another time.
For now we can keep the positive vibe going! I’m fit enough to be on my feet all day teaching – which I also love & I’m gonna enjoy in a few days time! 🌟 B u z z i n g 🌟
So over the weekend my grandparents and horses got settled in up in Saupeset. This is where they will stay for 2/3 months over the summer, they’ve done it for as long as I know – and trying not to be misspeaking, but my grandfather comes from up there too.
It’s mega pretty! Let me show you;When I was little I used to be here every summer for at least a little while and love it❤️ It’s just so peaceful & calming!
The horses also love it. My grandfather now has 3. One two year old stallion, a broadmare and a foal, which now has gotten a name: Månestjernas Rex.
All the cabins, which we call Hytter, are fenced in so the sheep can roam free around the mountain. When I was little there also was horses and cow’s. I’m unsure if some people still let their horses roam free, but there are no more cow’s here.
It could be somewhat interesting when you were out riding or driving and you came across a herd of horses or cows 😅 but most of the time it all went Okey! You could shoo them away! Phuh!
The mare and the young stallion has been up here before, but for the little one, it’s his first time. He seemed to be incredibly happy and excited to check out his new home!
And to not jinx this post further, seeing how I’ve been trying to work on it for days but me and my blog have not been having a good time. I will love you and leave you with this for now!
I hope you have enjoyed a sneak peek into this lovely summer home! And that I have created just a touch of
Oh my! One day I really wanna visit Norway and this place.
Kinda feeling in your gut!
So last weekend I was invited up to Trondheim, to be the guest trainer of Torshus(yearly) Summercamp, 2019 edition! I was so honoured and excited and I had a very lovely time!We had absolutely stunning weather! Maybe a touch to hot, but one shouldn’t complain about that in a summer that’s trying to hide away from us!It was such a picturesque setting to wake up and work in that it stole my eyes many a time – but who could blame me! Sadly I was REALLY!!!!! bad with regards to taking photos myself but i am hoping that some of the ladies did and can send me some so I can share it with you!It was a lovely bunch, both on two and four legs!I got totally spoiled, picked up at the airport (luxury), a lovely little apartment to stay in, all food sorted and yummy dinners! I didn’t have to do any organisation work (maybe I went to heaven) I just had to show up and do what I love most – TEACH 🥰Everyone was so open and willing to take in new knowledge and I really hope I left leaving everyone with a few new tools they can use to continue and develop their riding and partnership with their horse/s.This was my first time leaving my comfort zone of the place I normally go to in Trondheim – where I used to work and have been doing weekendclinics for, I think now 3/4 years.I was a bit worried, just because i get so anxious and shy around new people. But once I step in to that arena and see the horses, with the humans on top – all my worries goes away – this is my element, this is the one place I feel the most safe ❤️I feel this was a really important step for me and my future career – the belief of that
It will be good, I will enjoy it, because I am doing what I love & that brings me confidence
There is always things we can improve on, places we can grow, but that’s part of our whole life and future – this is important to feel I think. Comfortable with what you are doing and who you are, but always open for selfgrowth and a hunger to continue to learn!Anyway, that’s enough rambling for one post!Once again, a hugeThank You! To everyone who was involved in organising the clinic, supporting me, making sure everything ran smoothly and to everyone attending it!I had an absolutely wonderful time! And I hope I see you all again very soon!All my LoveTake CareAncha XO
Hello lovely readers!
Well here it’s raining – hope it’s better weather wherever you are! We’ve had a nice enough weekend though so I guess I shouldn’t complain…to much!
Pascal and all of the rest of the gang enjoyed it just as much as we did!
I have loved being back here! And been maybe slightly overly enthusiastic & am now paying the price for that a little! It was totally worth it though!
I will sit down and try to write a proper, in depth blog post regards everything that’s going on, both the good and the bad – but not whilst I’m here. Right now I’m gonna enjoy my last day as much as I possibly can!
I’m gonna ride Doc at 12, or try at least! I got a reminder from my back this morning whilst I was mucking out “OiOi there! Remember you’re quite weak and unfit!!!”
So it got a little tweak and was a bit naughty for a few hours. Feeling better now tho but want to be on the safe side! I want to leave here feeling good!
And fair enough! It’s 8 months since I last did any sort of “work”.
This is a really old photo! From a riding holiday in Portugal! Life was simpler then. But gosh have I learnt a lot of really valuable lessons from that moment up til today! Even though today’s life isn’t quite as simple – in many ways I’m so much stronger and more equipped to deal with life now than I was then – even through my doubts. It’s all a journey.
Heather is having a lesson later today, where they will continue to work with the piaffe and passage under saddle – last week was the first time. Look how stunning they are!
Its amazing to see the difference when this horse kicks his extra gear in! He looks like a million!
And with that. I better run and get ready for riding myself.
Leg yields is the first sideways movement I teach any horse and I like to teach them it very early. Why? Well – I like to think of using my body and leg to turn rather than my hand and therefore I need the horse to have a basic understanding of moving away from my leg. So here are my top 5 reasons I like the leg yield
- They help straightness
- They help improve suppleness
- Helps us to move the horse’s ribcage.
- Helps improving the reaction of a sideways leg aid.
- Improves control of the turns and bend.
I can’t remember the last session I did on a horse where I didn’t do some form of leg yield. I just simply love it. It is easy, nice but oh so helpful. And I love how you can do them just about anywhere!(another post will come regarding that).
Horse is falling in? Horse is falling out? A gentle push with that leg and you have sorted it out.
The circle is losing shape and bend? Apply a “hug” with your inside leg to guide your horse to feel support and you’ll find the circle come better again.
You keep missing your turn down to the centre line? Guide your horse with the outside leg, ask for a squarer turn, and you’re centre line will get better.
So even though these three things isn’t a leg yield – the leg yield made the corrections possible to make! See – that’s why the leg yield is so cool!!
Lately I’ve really been focused on trying to ride much more with my legs and to the hand and I’m finding myself correcting loads of stuff I feel going on with some sort of leg yield, even just for one step.
Do you like the leg yield? Do you find it a useful exercise? Do you use it a lot or maybe not at all? I’d love to hear!
I’m sorry I haven’t been updating this much lately! It’s just hard to find inspiration when you’re not around the horses!
Now however! Things have changed and I’m very excited to slowly but surely let you in on all the little secrets about what’s been going on lately!
This is big!
I’m so so so happy I could burst!
If you follow my other social media pages you will know some already. Not to worry though blog readers – I will update you too!
But not in this post! In this post I will share some lovely moments from my time back in the UK which I’m loving to the fullest!
I was so happy to see Danza again! I’ve missed her so much! And the thoughts that’s been spinning around in my head has been so dark – having to think along the lines of having to sell my black princess was breaking my heart!
However – I don’t think I need to think down those lines any longer because I am feeling much better! And me and Danza are very happy about that!
The weather has been treating me quite nicely! Unfortunately the selfies are not improving!
All the horses here are well! I’m enjoying spending time at the yard again. Cuddling & hugging all the boys and girls! Watching the horses working. Seeing all the clients and my friends again – it is such a lovely feeling ❤️
Of course this one!
And my gerbils! But they have not been very willing objects to photograph yet, I will keep trying!
Hope you have enjoyed all these pictures! I do love sharing my pictures. Do you enjoy them? Or would you prefer less pictures and more writing? I’d love to hear your opinion!
A new life has been brought in to this world! A little stallion.
He is sooooooo cute!
And yes! I absolutely adore baby horses!
He is a cold-blooded trotter and is quite big! He has the tinyest, smooshiest and most huggable muzzle! He is very active and brave! Likes to explore life to its fullest and loves to play!
But as babies do play, they also get tired.
Figuring out how all the legs work is easier said than done! But don’t worry folks! I have it under control….ish! Haha
And sometimes when mommy horse demands some loving the little one gets jealous! And finds someone else to talk to. Just toooo cute.
Trees are fascinating!
And it’s yet unclear wether this is a moving tree or not.
He obviously prefers milk but as any true adventurous foal, what mommy does – baby does, right? I’m not sure he enjoyed it though, at least not yet. It will come!
Milk on the other hand – now that’s yummy!
He still hasn’t got a name. It’s not so easy. And my grandfather likes to take his time. What we do know is he will be named Månestjernas ________ something. As that is the mother’s name. Which in English means Moonstar.
And with that we say bye bye for this time. I hope you have enjoyed this little BABYBOOM post! I think I have 500 photos at least on my phone – whopsie! But I mean look at that. How could you not?
Yeah! Excellent timing I have to say! Thank goodness!!!! I brought some lemsipp with me from England!
They are really life saving! Don’t taste so good but are indeed very good!
I’m almost done with the lists for the weekend clinic. Just awaiting some final messages. And then I can post them.
My medication is now upped to the dosage they want me on. So I’m hoping these nasty side effects will start to fade away. So far no good unfortunately. But I live in hope!
We went in to Oslo yesterday to take some blood tests in preparation for me seeing the rheumatologists the 3rd of May. And we made a pit stop on the way home. Summer is really starting to appear – to my great appreciation!
I went out with a few friends on Saturday – 7 years ago I started out as their trainer – aaah how time flies!
We played Bowling , I won one of the series , yeeeey!! My left hand control is getting better L O L
And then we went out for a few drinks! Was lovely to catch up with them both! Ingrid you have met before (last year when she was in Germany and I visited) but Sarah is new on the blog. She also works with horses btw.
I will now go and nag my dad til he drives me to the shop so I can get some stuff & try to cure this blooming cold!