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Three to thrive

At the moment it's just a hobby of mine to figure out how to get multiple minds, energies and bodies aligned to do some simple tasks as standing still, moving forwards and on circles. Fascinating laboratory ūüėČ

Romanesque and Prince Elmelund are now a very cooperative team, so I thought it was about time to add a third dimension. So I decided to add El Blanco to the team.

I have been training El Blanco together with Toronto at liberty, so is familiar with the concept of working in a team. Now I was curious if he would figure out himself that it was about joining forces with this new team. And he did.

Very quickly he decided to join, although he was a bit careful with connecting to Prince Elmelund’s 'energy bubble', but once he found out that PE was okay with it, and with a little encouragement, he got closer.

By adding El Blanco to the team of Romanesque and Prince Elmelund, we have another influencer on the communication, energy, and conversations.Very interesting to see the influence of a third horse on the group dynamics.

Three to thrive!

Tools or no tools?

Master your energy

Oftentimes people ask me: can you also do it without a whip?

The answer is: Yes, you can!

You don't need to use a whip, as you can see in the video, but I prefer to.

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Multiple horses at liberty

I'm doing liberty in teams now with my horses Romanesque, Prince Elmelund, Maestro, El Blanco and Toronto and it's fun and fascinating!

Really interesting to experience the group dynamics with all its communication, energy, and conversations in all directions when we do something together, and to get three minds, energies and bodies aligned to a simple task 

What to do when your horse gets bored?

boringWhen riders start a new method, then - after practicing the basics a few times - they often say that "their horse gets bored".

Now, most of the time it's a projection of our own 'boredom';

  • When we are only practicing the 'names' of the exercise and not really the 'essence', that might lead to loss of interest.
  • Or when we are only concentrating on the WHAT of an exercise and not on the WHY, that might also lead to a 'dull' training.
  • Boredom also arises if we start to compare with yesterday.¬†When we start to expect: when we stop having an open mind for all the tiny details, when we stop being just curious and interested in what happens, when we stop having a beginner's mind, when we stop appreciating.¬†

Here are eight tips to avoid boredom:

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ST Event Group now Public

Our ST Event Facebook Group is a central place where details of ST events, clinics, workshops and lessons with licensed ST Instructors can be found, and this group is meant to create an overview of all ST events that are being organized around the world in 2016.


Until yesterday, the ST Event Group was 'CLOSED' group, but we have changed the group settings to 'PUBLIC' group because of the following reasons:

  • All the events will now be visible to the public
  • The timeline with new created events will be visible to everyone
  • The events can be easily shared by everyone
  • Everyone can easily join and see he's joining or not

Just click on this link to visit and to (re)join the group:

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