How would you answer?
If I was to ask who you see when you look at your horse, what would your answer be?
The question sounds simple enough, but you, like many before, and probably many after you will stumble over it. Maybe it is the ‘who’ that will throw you as it has thrown them. Whatever the reason, it is clear that many of us do not know who or what we see other than a horse.
Who do you see?
We established in Day 6 of my blogs that horses, along with other animals, are sentient beings – they have conscious awareness, they feel the same emotions and pain that we do and even have conscious behaviours.
Bearing that in mind, would my question make your answer easier to declare? So I will ask the question;
Who do you see when you look at your horse?
For you to answer honestly, you must answer with your heart. You must feel it in your heart. Not to do so would simply only allow you to see a horse. When you are able to answer from your heart you will see instantly a beautiful superior being who sends healing energy to you daily.
Dogs on a pedestal
Dogs are renowned for helping humans in many ways. From pat dogs in care homes to assisting the blind and less able-bodied, to climbing mountains in search of the lost, to working alongside soldiers; we adore and award our dogs for their unyielding love and loyalty.
So what of our horses? How have they helped us?
They have carried us off to war, carried us over the biggest of fences, carried us along the longest of race tracks, turned on a sixpence, carried and pulled the heaviest of equipment and much more, be it for our necessity or for our amusement. They allow us to test their strength and stamina for our own enjoyment.
Whether we realise it or not, the term ‘workhorse’ is how many of us see them.
Your horse is your mirror
So why do we and horses share an obvious bond? It is because we are very much alike in our sociable and emotional traits. Horses are a mirror of ourselves laid bare.
Times and attitudes are changing for the benefit of our horses. As we become more aware of how similar we are, we no longer bring horses into our lives to only be ridden. The belief and tradition of ‘if we can no longer ride a horse, we must sell him’ is fast becoming outdated, along with many other traditions and beliefs.
Our horses are intelligent and far more valuable to us than merely throwing a saddle on their back. They are in fact angels in disguise.
There is a saying ‘You only have to look at yourself to know how the animals in your care are feeling’.
How are you feeling today?
I invite you to make the following your daily mantra: ‘I only have to look in the mirror to know how I truly feel. Your horse can help you; he/she is your mirror.
Being a prey animal, and always on the lookout for predators, horses need to feel safe. They will fearfully shy away from noisy, disrespectful, aggressive and controlling people, all of who emit negative energy.
On the other hand, if we are calm and asking, our horses will cooperate willingly.
Challenge yourself to look into your amazingly powerful mirror every day, and ask yourself “How am I feeling?’ Your horse will be completely honest as he/she moves closer willingly or with trepidation, or turns away from you. Watch out for every little nuance that will give clues to how you feel and where it lies.
Remember to practice the daily exercises offered throughout these blogs.
You are worthy, you are enough x
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