I am astounded at how imaginative humans can be in in making a horse bend to their will. Are we going to use our imagination to support the horse to be everything magnificent and wonderful that they can be? And have them escalate US into our excellence as well? Or are we going to use our imagination to shut them down, screw them over?
This rant is caused by doing a healing session this morning on a lovely natured quarter horse who has some muscular skeletal problems and what he showed me as the cause, had me shaking my head at how imaginative people can be in their desire to have a horse submit at all costs.
This little horse had been hobbled with his head tied down to his leg. The effect of that on his mind, his body and his spirit… jeez… I just shake my head and thank God that we have the means to help him to release that.
Because I earn my living helping horses and people to understand each other and heal, I come across this kind of stuff far too often. I could tell you dozens of stories of things horses have shown me and told me that make me stand up and yell ” Enough! Stop!”
We need to know though, that these are not evil people who do these kind of things. They are ordinary people just like you and I, who simply don’t know how to get what they want – even better than what they want – nicely.
How can we help these physically, emotionally and spiritually injured horses that we see and hear about, to HEAL? How can WE make it better for them?
How can WE, yes you and me both, make a difference in the world? How can we make a difference in OUR part of the world? How can we use our imagination FOR the horse instead of against them?
By BEing the change that we want the rest of the world to be.
By being not just a good example but a GREAT example…
… By finding joy in our horse and have people envious of that, saying “How can I have that kind of joy too?”
… By you and your horse supporting each other to express the magnificence of who you BOTH are, so that people look at you with a smile and say “That is so beautiful. How can I too have that?”
It’s not just the Frederic Pignon’s of the world that are inspiring people by showing what can be done with a happy empowered horse, although he’s doing his bit. 🙂 It’s the you and me’s. It’s Doll in this gorgeous photo showing her utterly in sync with her horse Liberty. It’s all the other beautiful horses with beautiful people that I saw in the Perth clinic and that I see doing this kind of work every day.
Feel into this photo. Feel his contentment. It’s the feelings that count when you’re wanting to make a change in the world, not what you are doing. It’s feeling good that ultimately is the best communication with others.