What Horses Teach Us, Forgiveness
Anyone who’s been with horses for a while knows how smart they are. Most horses have a brain development of nine years of age, which allows them to use verbal and non-verbal signals not only for communication, but also for training. When you meet a horse or enter the stable, it hears not only your voice and tension or timbre, but also, above all, the language of your body. Are you tense and nervous or calm, happy and focused?
Yesterday was a hard day, I decided to take this week and really focus on my business – no more hassle online. It sounds so simple, but when I “work” on a computer, there is so much other information that my eyes want to look at. Are you saying George Clooney is married? Hmm, I need to see the pictures. The last American star just got a DUI? I have to see. These types of redirection can derail me for a few hours, so I decided to stop watching the latest “news” and focus on what really brings me money – in training and horse lessons.
In the meantime I changed provider and it will be faster, but it is not – it was slower. Super slow duper and I was working on the promotional page of the upcoming contest and it was almost ready when I lost everything. I was very disappointed with the lack of technology that I had to call around the clock! I turned off the computer and went to the hangar.
I’ve taught people, and I’ve always tried to practice this: to clear my mind and to increase my vibrations before I see zeus. However, most of the time I can do it easily, I am a person and sometimes do not follow my own advice.
As soon as I met zeus in his stable, he was very calm and brooding. I’m used to looking at him, treating him and greeting him face to face, which always puts us on the same page and allows us to communicate better. He looked at me with his big soft brown eyes and asked if I was OKAY. Their thoughts are true without any ulterior motives. They are just trying to help and communicate at a level that many people never master.
It may sound funny or may seem like a new concept to you, but I’ve always told my horse exactly what’s going on with her or me. When I said I was “disappointed,” he just said, “Well, now you’re here, let’s do something.” So I went back to reality, where my frustrations didn’t seem so serious.
Horses not only bring me back to the present and what is really important (usually what is in front of you), but they also teach us to forgive others by shedding light on ourselves. They are our mirror, except that they are a much clearer reflection of light than we could ever be. One of the great advantages of daily communication with horses is a rare opportunity to change. Horses do not cling to disappointment, anger or fear. Emotions arise and then go away. For example, if you teach your horse a new movement, it does not know what you want, but tries to give you pleasure. Often it fails until it finally succeeds, but if it seems disappointed, it can only be because of the inability to please you because of our position to properly reduce movement. There is a big difference between these two points of view, and you should always strive to put yourself in its place.
When you learned to post messages with the right leader, you probably failed a lot, but every time you raised yourself and kept trying. It was an important step in your progress as a racer, and when you get it, you will never forget it, and you will never have to teach him again. It’s like cycling and you’re getting so easy that you probably don’t remember how hard it was when you were just learning it. If you have a good relationship with a horse, it will try to give you pleasure to such an extent that will hurt yourself. They will jump over fences to which they may not be physically ready, but they will do so because you asked them.
When I got in the car, I was grateful not only for the communication and the feeling that when I am in the stable, for me there is nothing else for me, except 1200 books of animals with a very intelligent and sensitive brain.