Harmony course

Last weekend I participated in a course on harmony taught by Elena. I have learned a lot of specific exercises that I can now work on with my horse. But the most important lesson I learned was to change from telling a horse what to do into suggesting and then waiting for the horse to solve the puzzle as an “harmonious” partner. Thanks Elena, for answering all my questions (!?) and guiding me in my horsemanship journey. Rafaele.


Beste Elena hartelijk dank voor de heerlijke dagen. Ik heb intens genoten van de theorie en de lessen die we van jou en de paarden hebben gehad. Alles ging “slow” met veel aandacht voor het leerproces. Ik hoop, dat ik de verdieping die ik heb gekregen de komende tijd op de paarden kan overbrengen. Jouw rustgevende voorbeeld is een inspiratie voor me. Ik ben in deze 5 dagen weer een beter mens geworden. Zelfs mijn hond heeft voordeel van mijn inzichten die ik uit de Parelli training haal.
groet Twan

Video coaching

In these corona-times we are all looking for alternative ways to learn how to improve ourselves and the relationship with our horse. For me that meant taking video-coaching lessons with Elena.
I emailed her a short recording of a training session with my horse and prepared some questions.
The lessons turned out to be really inspirational. These were not just Q&A sessions as I had anticipated.
Elena answered my questions but she prepared much more: she also found some relevant video’s for me to watch (part of the Parelli savvy club of which I’m a member) and even better, she prepared some execrcises that helped me to solve my problems step by step and improve even more.
So thanks Elena, I highly recommend these coaching sessions to everyone!

Rafaele Huntjens

Horsenality Workshop in Beneden-Leeuwen

Last weekend my sister and I attended the horsenality workshop. Elena has a very nice training center with a beautiful arena where she demonstrated the personalities of her horses and some strategies for these horsenalities. The workshop is a nice combination of theory with videos showing horses with different horsenalities, and a practical demonstration. This workshop was very instructive and we would like to attend an upcoming weekend workshop to learn more about different training techniques to keep our horses happy and healthy!
Florinda & Rejane