Dear Anat, Els, Marlene, & boyfriends, thank you so much for the lovely summer meeting!
It was so great talking to you and seeing you interact with the horses. As every year it was lovely to see Summy and his Els reunited, and it did not seem to bother him at all that this time there was another man at her side. Also wonderful to see Anat and queen Pia together, I just love it when someone sees Pia for the amazing thing that she is instead of just the cute little pony. For me personally, the most interesting thing was to observe the interaction between Baca and Marlene. Just like last year, Marlene had this clarity and precision in her movements that turned the little shark into a well-behaved and eager little boy who seemed so willing to please. This supported my assumption that his sharkiness is not just something about him but about my interaction with him. I love this in him, but it was also lovely to see that he can differentiate so clearly. Perhaps next year we can make a video documentation of this, filming his interaction with different people and then analyzing how differences in all these people's movements and actions lead to differences in his behaviour. Thank you so much, Marlene, for making my sweetheart so happy! During our long walk on Saturday Nora said to me with a big smile "Now Baca has a friend, too!" Exactly what I felt.
I am looking forward to seeing all of you again next year!