Hello, friends. I wanted to start sharing some of the experiences I’m having with horses, mindfulness, and movement. This has been a time of learning and opening creatively for me. Perhaps if I share what I’m experiencing and learning it will help some of you a little along your way, too. I thought if I just shared a little at a time that I might actually keep up with the sharing. 🙂
Today was the first day that Cherish truly understood going out on a circle, not hyperflexing her neck laterally, basculing and trotting softly all in a cavesson. It was beautiful. I let her know it with lots of priase. Over time I’ve realized horses love to be told “yes! You are wonderful. You are amazing. I love you so much. Thank you.” They love the joy, the love, the release, the gratitude. It feels good to us, why wouldn’t it feel good to them? Most beings agree–feeling good feels good. I asked for it once more and then we ended the session.
Sometimes just doing a little bit goes a long way.
Part of me was also just proud of me today–before I started with her I was a little tense. That used to lead to more tension and impatience with the horses. But now, I soften. I was happy and light by the end of our little dance together. It’s all a practice… each time we try a little, it gets a little easier.
Let me know if you like this or if it helps or inspires you! I love hearing others’ stories. 🙂 If you’re enjoying my little journals you can subscribe to receive emails (I think at the bottom of the page?) when I post new things.
Be well, dear friends. I hope you “see” me more often, and I hope to ACTUALLY see many of you soon!