As a young girl, I stopped in the middle of a forest, sat on the ground and said to my parents: I want to stay here forever. The same thing happened to me on a mountain top in the Alps while on vacation. I was so impressed with the view and have always felt very connected to something bigger. On a deep level, there was immense tranquillity and a deep natural connection. I was also a spontaneous wild child, very free-spirited, close to nature and afraid of nothing.
I felt a strong bond with horses at a young age. It was hard to see how horses should live, put away in stands, and how they were treated when they ‘misbehaved’. Where horses lead a freer life, I felt comfortable and connected.