Self Realization Through Horses

In all of my years of being wildly attracted to horses, training them for show and having them serve me in some way; I used horses to always guide me in my approach in how to communicate with them through getting their approval as well as their performance.  It was always a spiritual journey for me.  From approaching horses this way, I discovered that horses liked where I was coming from and showed it through their willingness to be trained and to perform. When they didn’t, I knew my responsibility was to let them do what they wanted to do, which always led me on to some new awareness and growth in myself.  I learned at these times that I loved horses completely for who they were.  This awareness was very valuable and further deepened my understanding of the importance of sharing a cross-species bond with a horse. Painting by Rebecca Pearl

 

I discovered that working with horses was boiling down to moral issues of leadership. And from that I noticed a universal code that kept coming up all the time while communicating with animals. I also discovered that in the human world, this code was the same. There is a way to communicate and lead that creates a connection and willingness in others.  These matters set the style of my method and my connection with you, the reader. Since we are having a class coming up with close to 100 students, I would like to ask a few questions.  It opens the mind to the possibilities of how to connect with a horse.  The three questions I would like to ask are as follows:

  1. Why is leadership important when working with horses?
  2. What does self-realization mean to you?
  3. Do you feel that horses have a natural connection to us as we have to them?

Love to hear your response!  Thank you.

Have a great weekend!

Carolyn