You’d think a horse couldn’t change their conformation, but Rapunzel has, at 12 years old. She’s gone from the downhill horse, where her croup was higher than her withers, to the withers lifted up that you can see as she’s playing in the video below. Even standing still, her withers are now higher than her butt.
The cause of the change is the Releasing that we’ve done around some tensions in her past (not that many really) and the big deal – I have been inviting her to cut loose and show me who she really is in our liberty work together. The joy that we’ve unleashed in both of us has been tremendous. The rearing in this photo – yes I’m asking her for it – is part of that lovely liberty work that is still unfolding.
The Release and the power has flowed into her play in the paddock as you can see in the video below. I’ve been looking after Rapunzel here for 7 years and owned her for two and I’ve never seen her play before, let alone play so athletically. I didn’t know that she had that athleticism in her!
I’m tickled pink. 🙂
I’ve got this video listed under horse health because this new conformation is going to give her much longer lasting, happy joints because of the floating action that she tends towards now.
Rapunzel is the dark bay. 🙂