I was just reading through the annimal communicators thread. A quick thought - maybe it's just me, but I really feel that any horse (or other animal) owner learns also this kind of communication with their animal if only they keep their heart open and allow themselves to believe. For instance, I often explain something that I do with Snickers by "He said that...", even if it is not apparent by his body language. An example - he was being unruly in the lead line and refusing to canter, so...I took off his halter. Because he said that he is a bit stiff that day and the rope is too short for him to canter comfortably. As soon as I did that, he picked up a canter, but not to run away - he just started cantering around me with a "See, I told ya!" look in his face. And I think that all of us can do that, because trust between a horse and a human has to come from all sides - we also have to trust our instincts to learn how to speak with them. And not only by movement.
You may add this to your "bat-crazy" folder, but hey, I'm always been fey and proud of it. :)
I have come a long way, to surrender my shadow to the shadow of my horse.
Last edited by Saranda; 09-06-2012 at 07:03 AM.