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'Sapere Aude':  Have the Courage to Think!

"Enlightenment rejects self-caused immaturity. We are immature when our thinking is guided by another person. Such immaturity is self-caused if it arises from a lack of determination and lack of courage to use our intelligence without being guided by another.
Sapere Aude! Have the courage to use your own intelligence! This is the motto of the Enlightenment."
                                                                       Immanuel Kant , 'Was ist Aufklärung?', 1784


Welcome to Horsecompass!

This is the website of Michele Stuurman, hoofcare specialist - riding instructor - communication consultant and journalist. Here you can find information on the work I do and some of my thoughts on living with horses in the 21st century.

I hope these thoughts can serve you as a compass, to find your own way in the very large and fascinating world of the horse.
Please remember: even with the finest map and the most expensive compass, to get to your destination you will still have to do the traveling yourself...
Enjoy the journey!

Please note: All the main horses in the pictures on this website are barefoot (unless stated otherwise).






What's new?

March 2009
Do you want to take pictures of your horse's hooves?
See 'Taking hoof pictures' for helpful hints.

Spring 2009
Unique opportunity!
The world's most extensive barefoot hoof care education will now be held one time in Norway.
See 'SHP-Education' for more information.