We had an AC come out a few weeks ago to do a reading on our two horses and the neighbor's horse for fun. We didn't tell her anything about the horses.
We brought up our new recently acquired DW for the first reading. The AC commented at how pretty she was, and then she got a taken aback look and replied that that our DW told her that she was tired of people telling her how pretty she is and that there is a lot more to her than her looks. the DW feels overly confident in her abilities to the point that she will not accept responsibility for some rider issues that she was causing: The DW mentioned that my daughter was coming down on her withers in the area of the pommel and pinching her. She thought my daughter was an unbalance rider. My daughter's trainer was there, as she lives next door and commented that this was happening, but the reason my daughter was unbalance was the the DW was pulling her head forward and yanking my daughter forward. The DW was also spooking a fair amount from being new to the area and throwing my daughter upon her neck or off completely.
The DW said she liked her previous rider in that she was a stronger rider and really knew what she was doing. AC got the impression that this person was a trainer. The folks we bought the DW from was selling her because their daughter injured herself and could not ride, so they've been having a trainer get the DW in shape.
DW commented that she likes smells and that she likes her corral because is light and airy (pipe corral with a semi box stall with plywood wind breaks. She said she was put in a dark place which she didn't like other than it was warm and she liked the warmth. We live in Southern Calif so we don't have harsh winters. We got the DW from Canada, and the previous owners would put the horses in box stalls for the winter. AC didn't know this.
DW complained that she was always hungry. DW used to be in a pasture and free feed. Now she's gets fed three times a day, but she can't eat ALL day. DW told us that she LOVES the hot mash my wife makes for her after we take her out. AC had no idea we make hot mash for the horses.
We asked about the DW spooking around other horses. DW responded that a man riding a brown horse lost control of the horse and they ran into the DW scaring her and hurting her right shoulder. Trying to verify this with the previous owners.
When asked what the DW thought about our pony, the AC said, "Oh, the gelding?" He was in his box stall with only his head showing - The AC could not see that he was a gelding. The DW said that the pony was full of himself and that she was getting tired of him - thinks he's hot stuff. That description fits him VERY WELL!
When the pony was read, this is what the AC told us:
Pony is upset that everyone fusses over the DW. He actually turns his back to us when we put the DW in the cross ties. First show that my daughter did after we got the DW, the pony refused the first jump in all of her classes then jumped all the rest perfectly, as if saying: "See, I can do it, if you're nice to me." He now sometimes refuses to be haltered and does a slight kick towards my daughter.
Pony thinks that my daughter is leaving him for the DW. He sees her getting bigger, but still thinks she's not too big for him (This could easily be seen by an untrained person).
When asked what the pony thought of me (5'8' male about 160 pound), the pony responded that he loves having me ride him for several reasons: One being that ponies don't get many chances to carry a "big man," and he likes to show that he can. He also like it that I'm a novice rider and don't really know what I'm doing. He likes it that when we go out on the trail, he can get away with "snacking" along the way. He also likes it that I don't make him bend to the left (We had him checked out by a chiropractor a while back and he seems to be tight on the right side, which affects how he bends to the left). The trainer also confirmed this.
The pony told the AC that he pinched me. At the time of the reading I thought that she meant that he had bitten me, which he has done several times. After I got home I remembered that we were going though the metal gate of the arena and my leg got pinched between the pony and the gate, causing a pretty large gash in my leg.
On a more humorous note, the neighbor told us of her reading, as we had to leave. Her horse like peace and quite and things that are calm. Her horse dislikes how our two horses are always bickering. The horse also dislikes a little 5 year old shetland pony because she never shuts up.
The AC pretty much said that both our horse are very high energy and judgmental. She said that the DW was a bit of a snob and that the pony was snotty, which he is, but give us lots of entertainment with his personality.
Since the reading, I've gotten a book by Marta Williams on animal communication, and have been trying to learn it myself, with very limited success. The horses do seem to get what we are trying to tell them, but not so much the other way around. My daughter is finding that if she visualizes what she wants the horse to do, the horse will learn faster. I'm also finding I have to use less leg and reins to get the horse to go where I want it to.
Some things that happened to me:
Had to leave the barn early to go back to work, so wife and daughter stayed and bathed the DW. They told me they put a cooler on her. I didn't remember a cooler, so tried to get an image of what this looked like. I got a brief glimpse of the DW in a dark green blanket. I thought this could not be right, as it was a cooler and green is the pony's colors - blue are the colors for the DW. Next day at the barn I see the cooler: yellow & red. I'm feeling bummed over what I think I saw. We go home and there's a package on the door step with the DW's new dark green blanket that my wife bought.
Last week the DW had hives so gave her Benadryl, which seemed to make her constipated a bit. My wife was worried that she might colic as she had not pooped all afternoon, even after we took her for a long walk - always poops on her walks. At 9:00pm I go back to the barn (we board so it's a bit of a drive). I'm looking around the corral for poop and don't see any. Call my wife and tell her. She's going to come up and help give the horse an oil enema. While waiting, the horse is following me around the corral. I turn to the horse and say: "Look, if you don't poop, we're going to have to put a tube up your butt and put oil in there to make you poop." Two minutes later she pooped!
Last Sunday, I'm hoof picking the DW and feeling like this communicating stuff is kind of a waste of time, as I really can't get anything from the horses. I'm feeling down about this. While thinking this, the DW turns around and plants a big kiss on the top of my head. It wasn't a bit with the lips closing, it was a kiss with the lips parting.
BTW - totally agree with all MIA wrote about this.
Last edited by csuebele; 12-16-2010 at 12:03 PM.