Trondheim was a hit – what a wonderful weekend

So my little weekend clinic in Trondheim is now over and I am back in the UK. Sadly though I feel full of energy and positivity that the weekend gave me. At the same time I feel a little bit annoyed or upset or angry or maybe a bit of everything because I have managed to get tennis elbow. So I feel utterly useless, because I can do almost nothing that involves use of my right arm or hand. Not too handy when it comes to being around horses – or ride.

Enough about that now and let’s talk more about how the weekend went. Probably the busiest weekend yet, with quite a few new clients which is very exciting. It feels like word is starting to spread – and they also seem to be positive words, seeing how they become busier and busier for each time I come over. It is a bit surreal for me because I struggle to believe in what I do and what I can offer to others. But somewhere as well I do know that I can offer people a lot. I can offer them an eye from the ground, a different angle to their training. I can offer them new tools. I can offer them help with an issue or something which is difficult. I can also offer them help when it comes to their mindset and how to improve it. And because of this I can help them find new pieces in the puzzle that they are trying to solve together with their horse. I like to see it as a journey, a journey between horse and rider and I feel very lucky that people choose to let me take part of that.

I know people sometimes asks me if I find it boring to teach people that doesn’t have the same ambitions that I do for myself and my riding. And for this there’s just simply one answer. Absolutely not!!! I love taking part of everyone’s journey, because everyone’s journey is unique, and I enjoy watching every single one of you come closer to that dream that you have once barely dared to dream. Bit by bit help you find courage to look at your dream and change it to a goal. And for me it doesn’t matter what that dream is that you want to turn into a goal. Because for me everyone is equally important.

What is so amazing when I go to do these clinics it’s the great variety of riders and Horses I am working with. Making it really really interesting and also incredibly challenging to find out how to help in the best of my ability. I want people to come out of the clinic they are attending with me and feel inspired, curious to learn more, excited for the future ahead of them and also happy – happy with themselves & with how they are working with their horse. I like to have my lessons joyful and serious and at the same time I want to keep the horse interested in the job and I also want the horse to feel achievement, just as much as the rider – to build positivity to work.

I have to say that I am incredibly proud of everyone this weekend, to see how you improve in between our clinics as well as throughout the weekend. When it comes to people who regularly have lessons with me, it is for me as a trainer a wonderful sight to see that I can give you tools that you work with by yourself that is helping and making a difference so that every time I come we can continue to build on what we did the time before. I have had an amazing time, met absolutely lovely people and horses and I’m already looking forward to seeing you all again very soon. Obviously I hope that you have enjoyed it equally much to me ❤️

I will end this little blog with a slideshow from the weekend and later this week I will share the vlog so keep yourself posted so you don’t miss out! I need to get better at taking pictures, even though they are bad quality, but I get so involved with my teaching that it just completely gets put in the back of my mind a lot of the time. Anyway enjoy ;

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(I I have no idea why there are words in my slideshow and I do not know how to get them away but pictures are worth sharing anyway)

Hope you enjoyed this blog and I will see you for the next one.

Take care

Ancha XO


Author: Take The Reins Equestrian Training

Freelance instructor and rider working in the equine industry in Norway and the UK. with a dream of inspiring people along their journeys❤

4 thoughts on “Trondheim was a hit – what a wonderful weekend”

  1. Nice slice show. That is a White horse! Someone worked hard on the grooming for that one. I understand you wanting to help people who have different riding ambitions. Last weekend I was at a Charlotte Dujardin clinic in Ontario and sitting next to me was a woman I did not know who said she enjoys reading my blog. We got chatting and she said , apologetically, “I’m just a recreational rider. I don’t compete like you do. ” I told her there was nothing whatsoever wrong with that. She has a relationship with her horse and having horses in our lives is what matters. That made her smile. And btw….I also have tennis elbow. It does not affect riding but grooming has to be done with my left hand and arm. I’m on holiday in England now and I hope to be able to rest it. Tennis elbow without the racket!!


  2. Lovely Post. Great read. I agree not everyone has the same goals and ambition but if you keep pushing for yours you will be an inspiration


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