Well, Hello then!
I am a university student (BA special education), 21 years, from Estonia. Other than that and my horse i am currently in a 3-years training to be a source breathing therapist (generally a spiritual person, alternative medicine, healing, different therapies, meditations). I'm also an eco-friendly and lakto-vegetarian (some day soon maybe pure vegan) human being. Have translated a book (Margrit Coates - Connecting with Horses) into Estonian (and that book shows my view on animals as higher spiritual beings and our guides and partners in general). I'm highly interested in horse assisted psychotherapy and horse-children interactions as a way to connect and get more creative, aware and open. In addition to my horse, i also have a Siberian Wildcat called Ibsen (found him under a bush when he was just 1-month old, a great protector and partner in my life, great teacher for me).
So...my horse: Ronja. Estonian Native Horse. Born 17.05.2007, so 2 years old for now. I purchased her in August 2009 when we had had some great contact in the pasture (we were somehow drawn to each other). She lived next to the place i spent my summer and belonged to a herd, owned by an a man whose views on horse (or animal) welfare were "slightly" different than mine. So i brought her to her new home (a little farm near Tallinn, where she shares a pasture with a pony and some sheep) and we got to know each other better, introduced her to the concept of human being and walking and halt and clicker and giving legs and play. I started AND training few weeks ago and so far-so good. She is a really giving horse, wants to spend time with me and learn and have fun. I also made a training blog for her: hobuneronja.wordpress.com - but it is in estonian, unfortunately. I might consider writing it in english, if someone is interested, but so far, i prefer my native. : )
There is one more little thing that you should know about her - she might be with a foal (2-years and pregnant - OMG, i know. Previous owner.) I haven't had her checked on various reasons, but will have in February at last. To judge by the way she has been gaining weight, i'd say there is no doubt. And to judge by her energy levels and good mood and overall well-being, i'd say that the foal is probably alright too. So maybe i'll have 2 horses instead of one in the Spring. We'll see. : )
Any questions - feel free to ask. : )