Monday, February 9, 2009
Straight from the horses mouth
Have you ever wondered what our horses would say to us if they could talk. Would they tell us they are here to make us look great? feel in control of our lives? feel warm and fuzzy when we give them a carrot and put their blankets on them for a cold night? or would they share with us that they are the safest way to look into our own souls.
Horses have no agendas and yet our daring enough to be completely honest with us. Their responses to us are many times a reflection of what is going on inside of us. We usually try and change that in our horses because those behaviors are not pleasing to us. We blame them, the tack, the last trainer, last owner and search for equipment to mask the behavior.
What if we listened to them and thanked them for showing us a glimpse into our own being. Wait a minute that would mean we would have to look at ourselves.
If we could look at ourselves and consider that we may be the mirror they are reflecting we could begin to make changes in our responses and by changing our hearts it might go down through our hands and onto our horses.
The softness in our hearts might bring out the softness we are all looking for in our horses. You may ask how is what your are saying practical ? How can I use these thoughts in my training with my horse?
I have some great answers to ponder and put to practical use. I would love to stimulate your comments to this post. Please ask questions and tell me your story about you and what problem you are having right now with your horse. Keep it to the point and I will answer questions and give practical ways to make some changes that will amaze you and your horse in my next post.