Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Yep - that gut feeling.
If you go to the barn and your horse is in his stall and you are getting your tack together to get ready to ride - and all of a sudden, a thought pops in your head, or you get an emotion that comes over you, or you get that "gut feeling" that something is trying to come across to you - listen to it. My friends tell me, that is your horse talking to you.
The more you awknowledge it, the more you accept it and "LISTEN" - the stronger it'll get.
The other thing I learnt - is to be completely honest with your horse. Tell them the truth, they know when you are hiding things, they aren't stupid. Talk to them, tell them about your day, ask then questions - get closer to your horse, bond with them - more than just riding. Spend time with your horse. Become "one", become "Together".
You don't even have to be in their presence to be connected. Sit at home, quiet, light candles if you want, and just - relax. Learn to meditate, learn to quiet yourself and your mind - and see your horse in your head, and just "feel" and breathe.
The important thing is - is to quiet your mind. Let everything leave your thoughts, and just be "blank"
Very hard to do, I have yet to accomplish that. My mind always trails off onto some stupid random thoughts.