Love is everything
We all love our horses – or most of us anyway – but how do we express that? I’m suggesting to you how the horse would like you to express it – by listening to them.
Imagine it… you don’t have a voice or words to communicate with, you’re completely reliant on all the non-verbal ways that you have of communicating, some of which are very subtle. “Some of us horses just die a little inside when we’re not heard and others demonstrate it in our behavior – and then people think that we’re “bad” or “disrespectful” or “need to be taught who’s boss”. They just don’t understand us.”
Imagine the sadness and even the desperation of that. I see that desperation all the time, in every training and behavior problem and in every health issue – and this is how I earn my living, so I see a lot of desperation and a lot of stress.
Learning to listen to your horse, deeply and connectedly is the greatest gift that you can give your four legged friend.
The Key to the Kingdom of Horses is both a moving story of a traumatised wild horse AND a free video lesson designed to introduce people to what makes our gentle and powerful way of working with horses sooo… special.
I was invited to present at an international horse event and needed to do a video to show our work here. So I advertised for a difficult or dangerous horse and a scared owner, trawled my way through dozens of applications and found Joe and Dawn. Joe was literally shaking with terror at EVERYTHING to do with humans and as gentle as Dawn was, she just hadn’t been able to make the breakthrough she was looking for with such a traumatised horse. We got a camera man and traveled 12 hours in one weekend and filmed Dawn and Joe having a lesson with me. It was two short sessions with a long break in between, that added up to just under an hour in total.
The result brings tears to my eyes even now – even after teaching thousands of people how to do this, it still moves me. This terrified and severely traumatised wild horse and his novice owner found the magic of Feel in under an hour. My heart smiles when people and horses find what I call “it”, the magic of connection and communication with a horse, the Feel that every good horse person has, the Feel that makes ALL of us really good with horses, that is inside every single one of us.
When I edited the video down to half an hour, I took the opportunity to explain what I had her doing and turned it into a lesson for YOU too, on Feel for your horse.
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