After watching one of the horses on my ranch spend time with a Raven that was in his paddock, I noticed a connection developing between the two animals. The raven was preoccupied with looking for something in the stallion’s pen, and the stallion became curious about what the Raven was doing. Watching this in nature, as well as when I have Shared Territory™ with my own horses or watched my students Share Territory™ with their horses, I have found that this curiosity and “good vibrations” developing between the two species are an important part of developing a deep bond.
All animals are curious about anything that preoccupies another being. It will draw your horse to you so the horse is the one that starts the relationship. This is important when Sharing Territory™ with your horse. If fishermen enjoy waiting until they catch a fish, you can enjoy the time that you share in the company of your horse. You are just fishing for a connection with your horse instead! I remember as a child that I would sit with fisherman to experience what they were experiencing, and enjoyed the process and being with them.
There are some things that can stop good vibrations from forming. One is not knowing how to build a connection. I believe knowing how to connect with a horse is the most important skill to have in being around horses. Most professional horseman these days skip over taking the time to connect with a horse by Sharing Territory™, so they lack the know how. Most children know how to be with horses, so it is an easy thing to gain back because it is a natural ability we are born with. All we need to do is remember.
So how did we loose the ability to form a connection with a horse? Thursday I will answer this question. In the meantime, I would like to hear from you in how you may have lost your instinct you had as a child or why you did not loose your instincts for connection.
We have received Journals from Holly Vanasse, Laura Nelson, Joanna Blake, and Connie Huibregtse. Final last call for Journal contest entries to win a free spot in the 10 day Beyond the Waterhole Rituals clinic for the Insider Circle and the In the Box program!
I am very please to announce Robin Gates is having another Clinic in the wine country on November 6th and 7th. Don’t miss out on the fun! Robin’s clinic is an opportunity in learning how to be creative with the Waterhole Rituals™ to achieve a magical relationship with your horse. Robin is strong, kind, funny, and gracious. She is extremely knowledgeable with a desire to empower your ability with your horse using the Waterhole Rituals™.
Remember to watch for more new horse and human sightings- we would love to hear about them! Have a great week! I am going pumpkin patch shopping and eating sandwiches in the country!