I grew up on a farm in the village Österfärnebo in the Swedish province Gästrikland. Already as a child I had a great interest in animals and nature. My father had a North Swedish horse on the farm (drafthorse) which he utilized for forestry work until the 70’s. Therefore I got a natural feeling for horses in work early in my life.
After my agricultural education I first worked with dairy cows, but my interest in horses continued to grow every year and I decided to dedicate myself full time to them instead.
In the years of 1989-1991 I studied at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science. I studied to become a stable manager at Flyinge, which at the time was a national equestrian centre for both education and breeding in Sweden. I was very eager to learn and graduated with honors (number one in my class).
After my graduation I worked as a stable manager at Bollerup Agricultural Institute. Young horse training and student education was part of the job description. It was a challenge to independently educate both horses and people at a noble stud with hundreds of well bred horses. During my years I prepared many 3- and 4-year-old horses for the Swedish young horse test. Several of them qualified to the national finals in both dressage and jumping. In the end of the 90’s I also presented a stallion at the Swedish Stallion Licensing test.