In this video, you see El Blanco in the first week in the new riding arena.
Now although El Blanco was physically seen a bit out of shape after 10 months of holidays, I was pleased to notice that he was relaxed in the mind:
This is a video of the very first training session with Romanesque and Prince Elmelund in the new riding arena.
Now about this ‘training’, it was not really about ‘teaching’ or ‘optimizing’ quality, but an ‘observational’ training, to observe their body, mind, heart and soul and their opinion about the new working environment.
Here’s the final video with a complete overview on the construction of our outdoor riding arena!
It was a fascinating process, and I just updated and completed my ‘confession’ post, so you can read all about the final steps>>
In that post you can also get an impression of my first training session in the new arena!
I did not train my horses for 10 months.
And that might sound weird for a professional horse trainer.
People assume that you train all day every day…
That you keep the momentum…
That it’s never a struggle to stay on track.
But you know what? Read More..
Moving home will cause both you and your horse to leave the comfort zone, so for sure it will be ‘stretchful’, but it doesn’t have to be stressful.
It just requires planning and here are a few things I learned from my experience in moving from the Netherlands to Portugal.
So let’s wrap up the ‘Moving to Portugal’ series with the checklist with 3️⃣8️⃣ items on how to move a horse to a new home.
And I hope that – for those who will move their horses in the (near) future – it will help you and your horse to have your transition as close to comfortable as possible.
Now in this checklist, I divided the entire transition – from the old to the new home – into 6 phases: