This is Prince Elmelund, he’s my “Ferrari” because he is so sensitive, and has super power in body and mind.
Prince Elmelund is not only a Ferrari but also a “Freddie” – a Frederiksborger horse.
The road to Mastery is not an easy road.
And at some point, we’d like to ask for a lighter road, an easier job, a less difficult task, an effortless exercise, a better something.
But then we have to remember that the key component to beautiful sunsets is: clouds!
Only then the light will start reflecting in many charming ways.
Now we’d like to avoid the clouds in our training sessions – and in our lives – and be sunshiney and feel happy all the time.
After a couple of weeks of groundwork and longeing, we did an observing session at liberty:
Now when it comes to self-carriage, we need it both in body and mind.
And it’s a bit the chicken and the egg, what is needed first?
Well, it doesn’t matter what came first, we need both!
Now with is self-carriage in the mind exactly?
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.
ST Instructor Meg Brauch and ST Mastery Student Carolyn McEvitt made it into the magazine ‘Dressage Today‘ this month in an article about online training. Last year Meg and Carolyn were interviewed by this American magazine for the online Mastery Program.
Prince Elmelund even has a photo with Marijke and Meg from the 2014 ST Live Event in Amsterdam!