Unless you have had your head buried in the sand, you are probably very aware of the chaos that seems to be swirling throughout our world this week. No - I promise this isn't going to be a political rant - but the situations of our world today have made me look out there and then want to shrink back into my quiet little corner to find some silence again.
There is one place in this world that I find the most peace. It is outside, it is in fresh air, and it revolves around the smell of hay and horse. My horses cause me to be quieter, to be more prepared, and to let go of the crazy of the world. Time with them makes me better; it makes me more human; it makes me more caring.
If I am needing a moment to stop and relax, I drift to there. I drift to being with my horses, to being in the barn, and to riding. With my horses, I know that I am the sole person responsible for the lightness of the communication. I am the one who has the CHOICE to pay attention to the smallest moment of fear or insecurity or confusion. I have the ability to become lighter and to slow down or to be clearer.
If we want the world to be more peaceful, we need to start in our own homes and with our most personal relationships. That can and SHOULD include your horses. This starts with the first moment you see your horses and proceeds through your interactions. The more aware and receptive you are to your horse's communication, the lighter the feel will be between you.
Here are some ways that you can create a more sensitive and clear communication with your horses:
I look forward to hearing how these little tips influence your communication with your horse! If there is more peace and clarity in your relationship with your horse, then imagine how this can extend to your family or your friends. What if you could also take this out into your immediate sphere - and then the world?
Mattie Cowherd loves sharing her passion for horses, nature, and learning. Join her for some fun thoughts and adventures. Mattie loves writing, teaching, horse care, and --- well --- horses!