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Kaja & Grom Ranch, Slovenia

9:30 a.m. Visit to Rok & Victoria’s new veterinary hospital in Celje. 

It is wonderful to see the thought they have given to making the clinic not just practical, but also inviting for clients and their dogs and cats. The rooms are painted in beautiful alkaline colors of of green and blue with a balance of acid magenta and orange – colors I learned from Edgar Cayce teachings that balance our mental and physical health. There is a separate waiting room for the cats so they will not be stressed by dogs, and many of the fish in the tank at the reception have names.

Early saturday we made a visit to the Zvitorepka Veterinary Center. Their name means "fox" and they certainly love animals. We had a tour of the newly opened center and were very impressed with their use of color to stimulate healing and their attention to so many small details around the treatment and waiting rooms. They even have a separate waiting room for dogs and cats and other small critters so they wont stress each other. L to R Roland, Dr. Rok Kramnik, Linda, Dr. Victoria Luncaric, Dr. Claudia  Ashempiger and their vet tech

3:00 P.M. I had an interview with Slovenia’s leading woman’s magazine that was different and fun. The reporter wanted to hear some stories about people and animals and TTouch for Humans. She was interested to hear how we teach couples to give their partner the type of TTouch and pressure they enjoy and how common it is to find that one partner enjoys the lightness of a number two pressure and the other can’t feel much less than a six. It is such a joy and a gift to bring an awareness of each other’s needs so they can communicate nonverbally in a new and deeper and more satisfying way. Interesting that it is not always the wife or female partner who finds a lighter touch the most desirable.

Simon Dvorsak conducting the Symphony Orchestra Domzale-Kamnik in the arena on the opening day

Simon Dvorsak conducting the Symphony Orchestra Domzale-Kamnik in the arena on the opening day

Andre Znidersic presenting the Spanish walk with the Lippizaner stallion while the orchestra plays in the background.

Andre Znidersic presenting the Spanish walk with the Lippizaner stallion while the orchestra plays in the background

Andrej Znidarsic lead Nika Lipota into the arena on horseback to perform her ballet. Nika has been a returning student to Kaja & Grom Ranch summer programs for many years.

Andrej Znidarsic lead Nika Lipota into the arena on horseback to perform her ballet. Nika has been a returning student to Kaja & Grom Ranch summer programs for many years.

Nika performs for the Opening of the new Kaja & Grom Ranch and TTEAM/Animal Ambassador Center. I love this photo with the horse trailer from one of the ranch sponsors of the background. What a small world. this trailer in Slovenia is manufactured by Buchmann, a German family I have known for 30 years.

Nika performs for the Opening of the new Kaja & Grom Ranch and TTEAM/Animal Ambassador Center. I love this photo with the horse trailer from one of the ranch sponsors of the background. What a small world. this trailer in Slovenia is manufactured by Buchmann, a German family i have known for 30 years.

5:00 p.m. An Evening of Culture at the Ranch

For the 3rd day the stands were full with 120 in attendance for the official opening of the ranch by the mayor of Vojnika, Benjamin Podrgajs, Darja and Andre’s children, Manca and Aljaz rode in on two attractive pitch-black Lipizzaner/Arabian cross horses holding a red ribbon between them. The mayor cut the ribbon symbolizing the official opening. Simon, the conductor of the 40-piece symphony orchestra; 14-year-old Nika Lipota who danced ballet; and violinist, 15-year-old Nika Goldnik all rode into the arena on horseback to begin their presentations.

Kaja & Grom/TTouch student Nika Goldnik entertains the 100 plus guests as she is led into the arena to join the orchestra.

Kaja & Grom/TTouch student Nika Goldnik entertains the 100 plus guests as she is led into the arena to join the orchestra.

L to R. Roland Kleger (my husband), LTJ, Dr. Luka Krusic, Darja Znidarsic and behind is Andrej Znidarsic. We are standing in a unique  stall made of rock salt crystal in the holistic veterinary center of Dr. Krusic. Dr. Krusic specializes in racing horses - both Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds and asked me to consult with him on a puzzling case of a 4 year old Standardbred mare who was given to him because she could not be trained to harness.

L to R. Roland Kleger (my husband), LTJ, Dr. Luka Krusic, Darja Znidarsic and behind is Andrej Znidarsic. We are standing in a unique stall made of rock salt crystal in the holistic veterinary center of Dr. Krusic. Dr. Krusic specializes in racing horses - both Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds and asked me to consult with him on a puzzling case of a 4 year old Standardbred mare who was given to him because she could not be trained to harness.

Dedication of the new center

On the stage was a stand holding a hand-carved wooden sign covered by a brown cowhide that reads International Animal Ambassador and TTeam Center Slovenia with the TTouch Logo in the center under Kaja & Grom Ranch – Tellington TTouch Training. Roland and I undraped the sign and Darja and Andre gave a presentation to the visitors of their programs and intentions for the future cooperation of Animal Ambassadors with Italy and other countries in Europe.


As a special surprise to us Lucka danced a lovely hula. Darja’s mother had prepared special traditional Slovenian cakes and sandwiches for all 100 visitors and the mayor invited us with a dozen of Darja and Andre’s friends for another delicious dinner in his village that is just a short drive through the woods from the ranch.

The teenagers relaxing after helping to prepare the arena for the event!

The teenagers relaxing after helping to prepare the arena for the event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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