Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Pau, south-west France
• Horses: 0
From deepest rural France
Hi every one
My name is Margaretha. I own 2 gorgeous and generous Friesian mares and two mischievious Iberian stallions with definite designs on my mares. I have been riding for about 4 years. I live in the sun-drenched south of France (where it has been raining no-stop for 3 days), about 90 minutes south-east of Bordeaux at Le Manoir d'Alegria, an early 19th century manor house that needs a lot of TLC.
I have joined the forum hoping to get advice from more experienced horse people, as my own knowledge and experience is somewhat limited. I am a medical doctor and a certified NLP practitioner. A couple of years ago, I retired early from medical practice, because I wanted to find a way of helping people that combines my medical knowledge and experience with my love for horses. When I came across equine-assisted experiential learning I was hooked, from the first instance. I am now a level 2 EAGALA certified partitioner.
That may all sound very impressive, but the problem is that looking after 4 horses (one a foal of 8 months) is more challenging that acquiring any of the qualifications mentioned above.
Because I love working with people as much as with horses, I host residential, all-inclusive 5-day holiday workshops for horse lovers at Alegria. The workshops focus on MENTAL fitness and mind tools for equestrians and is based on equine-assisted learning. The courses are presented during important horse riding events in our region, such as the prestigious 5-day eventing competition in Pau. The condensed workshop content is also available as a handy e-book, called Supreme Self-Confidence for Horse Lovers.
I have just published a 7-part online e-course for horse lovers - it is sort of in “beta” phase, and I wondered if any-one would be willing to subscribe to it (free of charge, of course) and give me feed-back about the contents, especially about the horse-related side.