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Moving To Portugal - Day 2: On Our Way to France

This is the third blog post in the series of 'Moving To Portugal', and just in case you missed the first two episodes, here they are:

Turning Dreams Into Reality: Why Portugal? >>

Day 1: Start in the Netherlands >>

Now, some readers of my former blog post asked me: 

  • Why slant load in the 'opposite' direction?
  • Why the diagonal loading faces more to the back?
  • Why the horse's heads are to the right sight of the truck (if you look from behind)?

This has three reasons:

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Moving To Portugal - Day 1: Start in the Netherlands

On September 6th, Maestro, Romanesque, Prince Elmelund, Toronto and El Blanco traveled with me to Portugal!

It took us four days:

  • On the first day we traveled to the South of the Netherlands for a final check up by the veterinarian.
  • On day 2, we traveled to France.
  • Then, on day 3, we ended up in Spain.
  • And on day 4, we finally arrived in Portugal!

But before we were 'ready, set, go', we have researched everything to the finest detail when it comes to horse transport 😉

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Get on the Early Bird List for the Mastery 2017 Class

It's October!

And with the change in month we also start the fourth quarter of the year!

Now, what are you going to do the next 3 months to start 2018 of as the best start ever?

Map out whats actually possible in Q4, if you would give it your all in the training with your horse!

Could your next 3 months be better than the last 9 months?

Or even the last 3 years?

It is possible: the online ST Mastery Program can help you!

And here's the good news:

We're about to start a brand new group of ST Mastery Students at the end of October 2017!

In the first week of November 2017 the doors will be opened to the ST Mastery 2017 Class for those who would like to master Straightness Training.

The ST Mastery program is a unique educational program in which you'll get step-by-step coaching, personal feedback and 24/7 support to get to the next levels of you and your horse's abilities.

And anyone with any horse can join this program - no matter what age or breed or level of competence - there are no admission requirements to join.

We're looking forward to coach a brand group of STudents on their personal path to mastery!

Turning Dreams Into Reality

Now and then it's good to ask ourselves:

What is it I truly want?

Now, if you know the answer to this question, it could be that you notice that there's a gap between where you are and where you want to be...

And this could make you feel a bit uncomfortable.

It might even create some pain, stress or frustration when the ideal picture of your life doesn't match your current life conditions.

Then, the next question to ask ourselves is:

What's holding you back to live the life you want?

That's because a common thing when setting goals is, that we subconsciously put the brakes on it.

We'll start to say: "Yes, but....".

So we make up a story why we cannot have it.

We might come up with a list of excuses.

We start to believe that "that is just not for us."

But it's important to tell these Gremlins to shut up 😉...

And to write down what you really want...

And to forget about what you think you can or cannot...

Or what other people are telling...

Or what is possible in your country...

So ask yourself:

What do you want?
What level of skills do you want to achieve?
What lifestyle do you want to have?

And.... very important:

• What do you want to do in return?

Because defining what you want is not enough...

As one of the greatest body builders of all time, Ronnie Coleman, said:

"Every man wants to be a body builder, but no man wants to lift heavy weights."

So the main question is not WHAT do you want, but WHY?

Because if there's not a strong enough WHY, you won't achieve your WHAT.

On the other hand, if there's a strong reason WHY, you'll make it happen!

Just by taking little steps in the right direction!

One step at a time.

Remember:

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Now let me tell you a bit about my dream and my gap and my 'why' - and I hope this brings some inspiration and practical value to you.

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ST Instructor Clinic in the Netherlands

From 1 to 5 September 2017 fourteen ST Instructors from the Netherlands, UK, Germany, US, Brazil and South Africa came to the Netherlands for the second ST Instructor Clinic of this year.

This video gives you a short impression of the clinic and below the video you can read more extensive reports with valuable tips and insights, written by several ST Instructors.

Enjoy!

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