Category Archives for "Horse’s World"

“Your touch say so much – how, where, why, when you choose to touch & choose not to touch all have meaning to me.”

Today I was really thinking about our ‘feel’ sense. As humans we reply heavily on verbal communication but in horse world this is emphasised. I even read some wild horses are afraid of horses neighing when they come into a domestic situation because noise gets the attention of predators. But touch communicates volumes in both the human and horse world.

Do you know how and where your horse likes most/least to be touched? Do you use touch to soothe and reward or demand and punish? How gentle can your touch become and still get a reaction? Do you withdraw touch to set a boundary and if so do your thoughts also withdraw from harmony to conflict?

Sometimes the most harmonious thing we can do is stand close without touching with the intention of exchanging loving energy with our horses – this wont touch their body but it will certainly touch their heart.
Please share if this touched you x

“At the end of the day to love & be loved is all there really is.”

Being with horses opens us up to laughter, tears (happy & sad ones), frustration, elation, bumps, bruises, broken bits and everything in between. Nothing remains untouched in our minds, bodies and souls. But after all is done for the day and our horses are resting in the moonlight – what really matters is the relationships we nurtured with them and with ourselves – the rest is just admin x

“I am not naughty – I am confused or scared or in pain. Please help me feel safe in your world.”

Today the theme is generosity of spirit. When our horses present challenging behaviour that scares or frustrates us we can be pretty quick to label them as flawed in some way. This is great shame because it blocks our wonderfully creative problem solving side from finding a solution and taking responsibility for our role in their behaviour. So next time you feel like labeling try understanding from the horses point of view instead – their priorities can be very different to ours as a nomadic, prey, non-territorial herd dweller.
Please share if you have some horse loving friends that might enjoy this reminder to be generous.