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Centered Riding Update Clinic October 19,20,21 and 22, 2017

Posted by Nancy L Kittleson on September 22, 2017 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (4)

We are happy to be having a Centered Riding Update Clinic for Centered Riding Instructors here at the Farm October 19,20,21, and 22. Karen Irland, Level IV Centered Riding Insructor will be the clinian teaching us. The days are divided with all participating instructors doing groundwork, a little bodywork, having a riding lesson, exploring teaching techniques and teaching our wonderful student riders! We will be reviewing all of the important concepts of Sally Swift that make up the core of C...

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Rider"s Seat Combo Clinic July 21, 22, 23, 2017

Posted by Nancy L Kittleson on February 23, 2017 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, it is past the planning stages and into the get it out there stages. Most of you herdmates have gotten the email and flier for this wonderful clinic but we want to get it onto the website too. Here is the information about the clinic. It will be held at FromtheMother Farm on July 21, 22, 23, 2017. It is the Rider's Seat Combo Clinic with Karen Irland and Tom Nagel. We have had Karen and Tom teach together several times in past years and they do a fabulous job together! Changed my riding...

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Love and Liberty will continue

Posted by Nancy L Kittleson on June 21, 2016 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (1)

Dear Herdmates and Friends,

  It has taken quite awhile for me to be able to write this blog entry for many reasons. First of all, grief and sadness at the loss of Lynn Elston. Many of you already know but for those of you who do not or are seeing the website for the first time, Lynn was diagnosed with lymphoma just about a year ago. At that time her prognosis was for a cure and recovery. However the reality of it is that the tumor was located in her upper chest and neck area and w...

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Yogi and the Metal Garbage Can Lid

Posted by Lynn Elston on April 26, 2015 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Greetings, Herdmates...

One day this past week, I took a metal garbage can lid and a stick out into the boys' pasture, just to see what would happen.  I left the pasture gate open, so they could go anywhere they wanted to, on the property.  As with the "Stickie" playing, I had no intent to go after them or even to interest them, I was simply going to play with my garbage can lid. 

I began by tossing it up into the air and allowing it to cr...

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Relationship and Moon's head

Posted by Lynn Elston on April 16, 2015 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (2)

Greetings, Herdmates...

Today, my second chance to go out and mess with the feelings and doings that I got from my weekend with Robin Gates, I took Moon down to the arena to try the "Head Down" Uberstriken exercise as well as the tap the withers and lower the head game.

These are both halter games, so I haven't done them much at all.  And, with the head down game, the past attempts I had made were all very frustrating and unsuccessful.

This tim...

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Amazing weekend with Robin Gates

Posted by Lynn Elston on April 16, 2015 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Greetings, Herdmates...

We have just finished an experiment in Liberty Learning.  This past weekend, Nancy, Brenda, I and two others spent 2.5 days with Robin and our horses.  We thought we were going to a great party, and instead ended up feeling like we'd been to an intervention!!!  We really got to see how liberty is the culmination of really becoming present to your horse...and that is NOT a matter of tools, timing or technique.  It is a matter of awareness...

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March 2015 Sandbox Session

Posted by Lynn Elston on March 22, 2015 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings, Herdmates...

Yesterday afternoon's Sandbox Session was full of learning opportunities and smiles!  We tried some new things and had great success!  The pics from yesterday's event are posted in this website's Photo Gallery...put it on slide show or select individually, to read the story line-captions.

We started with Karen's cute pony, Hunter.  He's 11 years old, roughly.  Karen rescued him and has been trying the Liberty things she's learned from he...

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January 2015 Sandbox Session

Posted by Lynn Elston on January 25, 2015 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday's sandbox session was a fascinating opportunity to experience the Liberty approach with two totally different horse personalities.  I have posted a few pictures in the Photo Gallery, with my comments visible when you click on and enlarge the first photo...then just keep hitting "Next."

What I came away with, after watching the sweet horse and then the proud horse was how versatile our liberty approach can be and how absolutely essential it is to have as much flexibility a...

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September Liberty Seminar more magical than ever!!

Posted by Lynn Elston on September 18, 2014 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings, Herdmates...


This past weekend's Liberty Training Seminar with Robin Gates surpassed any event that we have ever had here!!! Robin looks and is great, her energy is steady and it was just like old times to have her back in action again!!


The three horse/human demos we had, this time, were all already in a pretty good bond, so they presented an opportunity for Robin to take them, and all of us auditors, deeper into the subtleties of connection...

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One Great Liberty Retreat!

Posted by Lynn Elston on August 20, 2014 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (2)

Greetings, Herdmates...

This past weekend's 3 day Liberty Immersion Retreat was just plain wonderful, for everyone involved!  There were four guests and their horses.  Each horse-human couple already had a nice connection between them, so our weekend was spent tweaking behaviors to deepen what already existed, and also pointedly having fun within the bond by some imaginative playing!

Brenda has taken some perfect photos of the three days, so I will let the pics and their...

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