Sometimes I forget how many incredible stories come across my email inbox. I found this one about our meditation series tucked away. See if you can answer why a horse wouldn’t trust your leadership unless…
Complete the sentence after you’ve read Michelle’s story.
How do I say this……WOW!!!!!!! I have been a bit behind you this week, but I have kept up with the meditations, if not all the horse exercises.
WELL……….tonight was fantastic!!!!!!!!!
Friday as I did the meditation, my lower back released. I found myself wanting to flex my spine for the next hour or so. Saturday, was largely uneventful.
This morning. I did the meditation and felt my lower back trying to release again. Not as easy this time. No images or strong feelings, just calm. I did notice when I walked around that I felt inches taller! I also had to do some yoga stretches because my back felt all wrong.
I decided to get to the bottom of a “problem”. Saturday’s question was obviously not the right one for now. Today’s must have been.
So I thought about why my horse still didn’t trust my leadership. Why we always get stuck so far, then get no further. I have tried all sorts of methods, trainers etc.. you know the deal. Some good, others great for a while. But still we revert back to the same problem.
I have always known my riding seat needs improving (that is the next part of my journey). But there is more to all of this.
Tonight just before I went out to my boys, I had to pop out the rubbish at the back door. Here was my grey (Goblin is his name and nature!). He couldn’t get any closer to the house and called out to me when he saw me. Then the pony and my chestnut too. I just thought they were looking for dinner so said Hello and told them in about half an hour.
I went out, mixed feeds, with my chestnut (Buddy) watching and nickering as usual. The pony (Shaney) too in his spot. Goblin had gone walkabout. Usually has a pee before dinner. Not a problem.
I came out as usual with the feed buckets. Buddy first. Then over to Shaney, but no Goblin. I looked over, yep having a pee in the far corner. I called out to him and well……………….HE saw me, and as he finished his pee, he pigrooted, took off at a fast canter, bucked, kicked up his heels and flew to me. I was laughing the whole time at his exuberance. That is what that was! He never does this at feed time. He got to me, stopped dead and reached out to my hands. Not the feed bucket. He wanted to see me and touch me. So attentive and engaged. My heart took flight! He had been waiting for me all day to come out.
I got to the bottom of the problem. I decided to trust my own gut and his gut from now on. No more listening to well-meaning people who don’t get my relationship with him. It became clear to me today to listen to him. My gut reactions first, then his. This is such a big deal today. Somehow my soul is saying yes and we can do it now. No more indecision here. No more doubting. IT SEEMS SO CLEAR NOW.
I was singing out in the paddock, filling the water troughs. My heart was light as a feather. A southerly breeze came up and I just soaked in the beautiful evening.
THANK YOU. Just had to share while it was fresh.
A day later… I still feel great. Like I am whole again.
Ready to complete that sentence? Why doesn’t my horse trust my leadership?
Michelle said “I decided to trust my gut and his gut from now on.” She’s talking about trusting her Feel for her horse – in the unique way that she experiences it. That’s her ability to listen to her horse – her ability to know what he’s thinking and what he’s feeling AND how to act on that so he WANTS to follow her leadership. And the program she’s talking about? It’s even better now than it was then… Journey to Feel.