Jun 14th, 2011 by Carolyn Resnick Method
I enjoyed Liz Mitten Ryan’s interview with Robin Gates this past Sunday. Our personal journey that Robin recounted of our relationship flowed through my heart like a river. It is so hard to believe that so many years have gone by. Horses have been the main focus of my life, and with Robin, has been very fulfilling. When I listened to the interview I heard Robin’s individual voice for how I know her. For Robin to be compared to me, I am flattered.
She has a rhythm that is her very own song, and just viewing her connection with horses will evolve your understanding of horses. When we meet, I had no idea that Robin would have been with me for so many years. It just unfolded like a good book, or how I would like people to use my method- from not really knowing how it would all stack up, and taking one step at a time always leading the horse from what he offers that bring about the deepest connection. This approach must come from spontaneity and freedom.
Because of the way our culture has so much control over the individual, we don’t really get a chance to really experience our individuality connecting with others. Through spontaneous relationships and being willing to work with trial and error with no fault insurance, true magic and personal empowerment is obtained.
When I guide people on the path of developing a connection and partnership with a horse, my focus is not to make a version of myself, but rather to find the best part of a person’s own wisdom and nature. I think what I am proudest of is that I am gifted with the ability to help people to find their genius they did not know they had.
Horses @ Play with Robin Gates
Robin has always been extremely humble. As a true artist, she could not see herself in the matter. She is always lead by her passion to dance with others and share the good news horses bring to our lives. In that way, we are the same and it is what we deeply have in common.
My method does not have black and white outlines or set rules and boundaries so it can create a spontaneous dance in harmony and unity. Its approach must come from a heart connection and understanding of a kind of leadership that horses are drawn to. The guiding post of my Method is based on Rituals that horses use to create lasting bonds and working partnerships. What the student learns is the understanding of the true culture of horses. From this spontaneous dance, horses and humans develop a care-taking nature for one another. What Robin and I have in common is the desire to share with others and to feel the uplifting connection horses provide to our souls.
The clinic that Robin is giving is not to be missed. Liz Mitten Ryan will be hosting ‘Exploring the Waterhole Rituals With the Herd’ Retreat August 20-27 with Robin Gates.
For More information on ‘Exploring the Waterhole Rituals and the Joy of experiencing a Deeper Connection’ please go to www.equinisity.com/programs.html#Robin
To hear the Radio Show: “Exploring Connection with Robin Gates” please
click the play button below. **NOTE: After hitting play, jump ahead to minute 3:30 that is when the interview starts.**
May the Horse Be With You!