During the 10 days of our recent Intuitive Horse Clinic, we discussed the plans our students had for their horses. We explored the relationship with their horses, how they engage with their horses (work or training they want to use), the plan for their horse’s future and the goals they wished to achieve with them. It gave our students incredible clarity and better understanding about what they wanted from their horses. It is amazing when we have to right a plan in detail, how for some this is quite a thought provoking undertaking.
Of course that is only one side to the story – You! Then there is your partner – Your Horse. It is amazing to hear the horses’s side of the equation via animal communication to see how it tally’s up with your side of the plans. Some of the students were not quite expecting their horse’s view to be so different to theirs. This is why two-way conversation is so essential.
Below are the four areas in greater detail so that you can explore the plans you have for your horses too.
The question that comes up a lot for me from horses is ‘Do you love me for who I am, not just for wha can do?’ Your relationship with your horse is the most important area to explore. What is your horse to you? Are they your best friend? Are they your riding companion? Or are they just filling a void or helping you reach a personal goal? Perhaps they are a few of these mixed together. But you need to be clear on your intention. The relationship with your horse is the foundation to the rest of your plan. Put simply you can’t really succeed in this plan without your horse. Combining mutual respect, understanding and love will be a good start toward your goals.
When you meet a new life partner, or establishing a deep friendship with someone you start by getting to know each other. You spend time together finding common ground, learning each other’s personalities, what you value and of course talking together to discuss each other aspirations for the present and future! If you would do this with a future partner, or friend then why not with your horse? Are they not a huge part of your life and an important relationship? I am sure many of you will say, the most important! So you need to prepare and put the work in. Spending time with your horse, doing activities on the ground such as trail walks and playing together. But most importantly, opening the lines of intuitive and telepathic communication between you and your horse will determine how successful you are together. It is the perfect way of lining up each others values to travel in the same direction. Your horse can see right through to your soul – allow them to open your heart and show you their world through their eyes.
Every horse is a unique intelligent being. They have their own personalities and interests just like we do. The kind of training or engagement you will use, can have a huge impact on your horse. You must be very clear about the type of engagement and the intention behind it. I use the word engagement because if you were doing an activity that was supposed to be enjoyment would you want it to be called WORK. There is a lot of power in the words you use, as they carry intention.
Do you wish to enter competitions? Do you prefer to go on trail rides? You may want to teach in riding schools. What type of riding will you do together? How will you make this fun and enjoyable for your horse? Will this be stimulating enough for your horse? As a prey animal, horses are highly sensitive to all methods of training/engagement. It is up to you to find the appropriate methods that bring out the best in you and your horse in a safe and enjoyable environment.
You can answer for yourself but certainly not for your horse. If you truly want to know what your horse would love to do with you, then you need to know their language or have it translated for you. This is a two-way partnership, so two points of view are present. It is extremely difficult to force an individual to like something. It is far easier to create success if everyone loves what they are engaged in. Perhaps that is where the saying “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink”, comes from.
A horse’s future can be quite unpredictable. Many horses I have consulted with live in fear that they may be taken from their home. They’ve seen their friends go before them, and no one tells them why. They do not know if they’re next – living with such uncertainty would make you nervous and unwilling wouldn’t it? Ask yourself – is your home a forever home for your horse? Can you commit to your horse that it will never leave your home? If your horse is not in alignment with your goals & aspirations, do they still have a home with you? Be honest with yourself and make only the promises you know you can keep. It is unfair to your horse, to change your mind. Remember your horse is a master at telepathic communication – they will know when you’re not being clear.
What are your end goals for you and your horse? You may have grand plans of winning competitions together. You may plan on breeding your horse. You may wish to teach others new ways of horsemanship with your horse. You may want to learn some healing modalities together, or work on your self-development with your horse. You may even just want to build the bond and improve your animal communication with your horse. The list goes on when it comes to your goals, however is your horse on board with your goals? Does this particular horse have the same visions as you? There may be another horse that wishes to work with you in this way. Can you accept that your horse may not want to do these things with you or in the way that you pictured it? Your horse may have other ideas of what it would like to do with you – can that fit in with your plan?
Is your horse on board with your plans? Why not confirm it with a consultation from Trisha?
Creating a plan for each of your horses will not only bring you clarity and understanding, but it will also deepen the bond you have with your horses already. Acknowledging their desires and needs and finding common ground together will create a long-lasting and loving relationship with each of your horses for years to come.