Saturday, January 22, 2011

As Close As I Can Be

It seems that I am as close as I can get to breaking through the mess I have created in myself. Some of it will linger on inside me to remind me of where I have been--a piece of looking glass in which I can peer in order to feel more effectively and connect with myself. I took him to the round pen to try and find some common ground with him. I literally did, but it took time.

I had him circling and was getting him connected to me. When I had him come back and stick to me, he was most certainly very connected. I spiraled into a smaller circle as we cantered. His lower lip was tight, and so was his neck, so I backed off to the trot and waited for relaxation. Then I had him going along around me as I jogged in place around. When he found relaxation, I stopped.

I sat down on the tire and meditated for 15 minutes, half of the session. I was trying to clear my mind--create a void of sorts. Every time a thought came into my mind, I breathed it away with the next exhalation. Finally, I was empty and Blu was all that was left. It felt like he was so close--like we were intersecting. Then I opened my eyes and he was practically standing on me! His hooves were butted up to my crossed legs; his chest was inches from my face, and I realized its radiant heat was why I had started feeling warmth on my face; he neck and head were draped down from his withers down to my back.

Natural Horsewoman Out.

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I am a young horsewoman with a million things on my mind. I have been a student of the horse all my life. As a little girl, I had a desire to understand horses on deeper levels. I believed that there was no such thing as a bad horse, and I believed that all horses were beautiful. One might say that I was a naive child, but I guess I don't have an excuse anymore, because I still believe all of that, and Parelli Natural Horsemanship is helping expand on this perspective.

What We Are Currently Playing With

  • Moving Close Circles at Liberty
  • Soft, Balanced Canter on 45' Line
  • Zone 5 Driving