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Insecure Moments in the Saddle

In a recent riding lesson, the horse and rider pair I was teaching had to deal with some distractions. We were in an indoor arena that...

A braver horse, by allowing spooking!

When I teach riding, I always try to find analogies, examples and metaphors that makes things stick. A few weeks ago, I said something...

Getting a "lazy" horse motivated

For another edition of "Ask Saskia" on my YouTube channel, I got the following question: How can I keep my mare interested and lively?...

My Biggest Challenge

Riding horses, especially training them to make progress, can sometimes feel like watching paint dry... I love working with young horses...

Ride like doing Research

A recent messaging conversation with my best friend inspired me to write this blog. Riding is all about applying knowledge, not only in...

Kaya Update!

This time it's time for video blog again :-) After 5 months of riding 2-3 times per week, Kaya and I were ready for our very first...

Communication with the Shoulders

Continuing on the topic of shoulder alignment (see last Blog Post "Where are the shoulders going?") Kaya and I have spent some time...

Where are the Shoulders going?

Are your horse's shoulders joining the party, or just wandering off? Are you aware of the position, function and biomechanics of the...

Kaya Update!

Since Kaya is making great progress, it is time to write an update. Sometimes it feels like the progress is so steady, there is not much...

Notes from a Life Changing Clinic

Beginning of april I traveled to the beautiful Callantsoog in North Holland to participate at the Clinic by Anja Beran. Anja teaches the...

Wendy Murdoch and her magic!

Last month, Wendy Murdoch was in Europe again. After travelling to countless places already this year, she survived a successful 9 days...

Patience and Progress

Have you ever heard the phrase: Take the time it takes, so it takes less time ? This is known among many horsemanship students because it...

Of Holiday gifts and New year plans

Where do you want to go in 2019? It is funny, only because we change from December to January this is the time to make new plans. I like...

Thankful riding

Within every horse there is a desire to synchronize. As long as your horse is not in fear and looking for safety, it will look for...

Getting to know Kaya

Lovely Kaya has moved in to our stable beginning of the month. I'd like to share what we have been up to in the first 3 weeks. Especially...

Welcome Kaya!

Remember when I told you that I am looking out for my next Dressage horse? I found her! Or maybe she found me? On a Sunday three weeks...

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