Greetings, Bonjour, Bom dia, καλησπέρα
Happy happy New Year and what an exciting year we have ahead of us!!! We come with a clean slate, "new horse-new rider" reminded by the ancient Greek horseman Xenophon:
A horse is a thing of beauty...none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor
When a horse wants to display himself he lifts his neck up high and flexes his poll haughtily, and picks his legs up freely, and keeps his tail up
In an effort to ensure that the horses beauty is indeed displayed I am adding a ΦΟΤΟ CORNER where every month you can submit a photo of you and your equine to share. We all especially love before and after pictures! This month I share the photo story of Annais and her mare Damoiselle. My travels to Spain have allowed me to work with this pair and their transformation is remarkable. I love to share you and your horse with other enthusiasts. Photos inspire hope and encourage us to stay patient, consistent and focused with our equine partners.
I am excited about the documentary clip, being finalized, from my last clinic trip to Spain by Ferran Serra
, the young and talented filmaker. The trailer should be released soon.
After two years in the making I am particularly proud of my book with Dominique Barbier which is, at long last, on pre-sale by Amazon! The hardcopy is set to be released July 2013. Read more about it below.
Once again I am crafting my 2013 clinic schedule and gearing up to meet old friends and new ones. The New Jersey dates have not yet been confirmed but will keep you posted.
Before you know it the summer will have arrived. If you have not finalized any travels plans yet consider spending one week with me at a Catalan estate in Spain. I have joined forces with the proprietors of Can Riu Stud Farm to organize a retreat for the first week of June where you can join us in a weeklong adventure full of surprises! This trip will include a 3-day clinic, a horse-hunting tour, and trails into the magical forest of the Golden Coast of Spain. The intention is for a full-week immersion in horses, horses, horses!