1. Who are you and what characterizes your work with horses?
I am Yvet Blokesch. I am 26 years old and live in the Netherlands at the beautiful Veluwe. I own my business Feather Light Horsemanship and train horses for a living. My work with horses consists of giving the Young horses a great start under the saddle, help horses who suffered from all kind of troubles and give them a new understanding about the work, and I train horses who may learn something new or spectacular. The most important thing for me is that all the horses trust the way I go about things, they understand everything, they learn how they need to learn, they trust they get the time for things, they gain a great mindset and they enjoy their work. They learn some really valuable lessons for the rest of their lives. I always love this quote:
What they learn with pleasure, they will never forget.
With my own horses I love to work in dressage, I love to keep the connection in freedom, I work on the grand prix movements, also in liberty, we love to go for trail rides outside as well and I always seek for something new they can love.
2. Why does the work with horses have so much value for you?
Working with horses is a lifestyle for me. The mindset I need to have in the training is a mindset I also want in life. It pushes me to get the best out of myself, as a trainer but also as a person in general. I feel that this is what the horses value too. In the training they can develop themselves, feel good about themselves, be proud and become strong individuals who can feel good about their lives. For me that is the same and the feeling that I get from the connection due to this true feeling with the horses is the most important thing to me.
3. How do you like your mustang? What fascinates you about it?
I not only like my mustang, I love her.
She has the most beautiful character I have ever seen, in horses and humans alltogether. She always does her best to find an answer, she is exactly how I think the World should be. It fascinates me how she is much more pure then our domesticated horses and I can learn great things from that.
4. What character does your mustang have? What are its strength and weaknesses?
Pura’s Pearl has a really sweet character. She always tries to do her best but on the other hand she is super sensitive and afraid for things. When her anxiety takes control she is used to follow her instinct in a split second. That is what I could help her with to be in balance with herself. This new World was really scary for her in the beginning and she was really shy for humans. But now she figured out she could still be in control in this new World and she can continue to think and look for the relaxation in a difficult situation, she becomes even stronger. She always seeks for the connection with me now and it is amazing to feel how she values the feeling we give eachother as much as I do.