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Bread may feed my body. But my horse feeds my soul.<br /><br /><br /><3
I’m a horseaddict

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Bread may feed my body. But my horse feeds my sou

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What have your horse (animal) teachers taught you that you know or don’t know?
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Many years ago I had the opportunity to go on a trail ride through the mountains on a wonderful horse named Dolly.  In my life, I had built up an unbelievable fear of horses, and I was very apprehensive about going across very narrow mountain passes on a horse.  My fear of horses stemmed from visiting farms and riding stables where I was placed on the back of horses that I did not know.  The horses reciprocated by being as freaked out as I was that someone would actually place me, a city raised greenhorn with no knowledge of horses on their back.  I went on many hair raising rides, with the horse taking otal control and desperately wanting this unknowing greenhorn off of them right now.  I was dragged through bushes, run through fields, and totally unaccepted by these animals in their need to get back to a place where they were comfortable and happy.  Back to their stables!  So, actually, apprehensive is a mild word for what I was feeling at the moment I was to mount a horse and take an 18 mile ride across the mountain trail to spend four wondrous days in a remote bush camp in the mountains. I was totally paralyzed with fear!

The owner was a very experienced cowboy.  We he realized the dilemma he had on his hands, he said, “I have one horse who is really gentle, her name is Dolly and she will get you there and back with no trouble at all”!  ”She understands your fear and won’t let anything happen to you on the way”!  He left, headed for the stable and brought back a huge horse which really left me quaking in my newly acquired boots.  My 5’2” body could not see over the back of this horse, and he expected me to get on her and ride on steep mountain trails.  Another fear quickly arose when I saw her.  The fear of heights, how on earth would I get on her, sit way up there while I was on a narrow mountain path?  At that time my whole physical body became paralyzed.  My legs locked, my arms stiffened and I realized that there was absolutely no way that I was going to attempt such a ridiculous challenge.  The trail boss knew what he was doing!  Everyone else had mounted their horses, and I could feel the anticipation and excitement in the air.  How could I possibly back out of this?  I was in he middle of nowhere, everyone else was ready to go, I had no means to get back to town, and my only choice seemed to be to get on the horse and take the trip.  I became very creative and decided the way around this fear would be to just walk and I would lead the horse.  Dolly and I would be fine, I would load my few personal items onto the saddle, and she and I would enjoy our leisurely walk through the mountains.  The trail boss, realized what as going on, and I attempted to manipulate him by saying, “don’t worry, we’ll be just fine”!  At that time he reminded me of the bears, cougars and other wild animals that also lived on the mountain, and said that it was a long 18 mile walk, and if I chose to do this he would see me in two days.  Well, he was another fear to add to my fear of horses and heights.  Now it was bears and cougars!  It was amazing how quickly I actually mounted Dolly, and began the trek through the mountains.

Once I got onto Dolly there was no way that I was going to get off.  The mountain pass was really narrow and there was shale falling down the mountain as we progressed along the pass.  Dolly was sure footed, and she seemed to know that my life and future depended on her every moment, every step along the path.  Other riders had dismounted and were leading their horses across the ledges, not me!  I was now totally frozen on the back of Dolly, my fear of horses, heights, bears and cougars totally intact and radiating from every pore in my body.  Two or three hours later, we stopped by a mountain stream to have lunch.  I attempted to get off of Dolly’s back and found that my legs were locked and two able bodied men offered me some assistance to get me down to the ground.  The while time, Dolly was patient, kind, and understanding.  She looked at me and her eyes told me that she understood how I was feeling and wanted to reassure me that she knew what she was doing and would continue to take care of me until we reached our destination and that’s exactly what she did.  Without my animal friend Dolly I never would have got into the camp.

Two days later, I went on a day ride with Dolly.  I was feeling a lot more comfortable with her, and I decided it might be fun to head out into the woods with my kind and compassionate equine friend.  We were hiking along a mountain stream, he air was fresh and alive, the scenery was totally awesome, and I was leading Dolly.  We had to cross through a patch of entangled trees, and Dolly got stuck in a tangle of tree roots that resembled an X an O Game.  She panicked, jumped our of them to free herself and her hoof landed on my left heel.  I hollered, cried, removed my boot to make sure nothing was broken an then I looked over at Dolly.  She was looking at me and the look and sense of compassion radiating from her was immense.  In that instant I knew what compassion was all about.  Dolly had taught me.  She and I were joined through spirit!  She put her head down, nudged me as if to say, I’m so sorry, get up on my back and I will take care of you again.  I did, and she did not falter for the remainder of the trip with the compassion she radiated to me.  We made it through the remained of the trip, she walked me back down the mountain and she and I were totally connected spiritually through compassion and experience.

I realize today that Dolly was a great teacher, only because she was different from me.  I could sense what she sensed, feel what she felt, and take direction from her because her realness, clarity and compassion were not clouded with thoughts.  She was genuine, unique and wonderful!   Since meeting Dolly I have been able to help two of my friends set up programs to teach human‘s skills (Life Skills), using horses as Mentors.

Peace, love, light and blessings!

“White Eagle”


Excerpt from our book:  My Awakening Journal, a Journey to Enlightenment.  Available at most book stores, Author House,  Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Barnes and Noble.  

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Stallion Saves Filly …
The yearlings were playing on the opposite shore…as a small group from the Stallions band began to cross the river on the upstream side…a young filly following the group entered the water…attempting to join the yearlings at play…as she reached the middle of the stream she began to panic…and was quickly swept downstream…the Stallion broke from the group crossing the water to save to save her as she was being swept away…First he tried to grab her by the side of her neck on the upstream side…but he couldn’t get a good hold as she moved downstream…so he grabbed hold of her neck on the downstream side… held her firmly and didn’t let go until she was safely on the opposite shore beside her mother.Photo by Sam for Salt River Wild Horses…
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TO ANYONE THAT OWNS A HORSE! When your day seems out of balance and so many things go wrong … When people fight around you and the clock drags on so long … When some folks act like children and fill you with remorse … Go out into your pasture and wrap your arms around your horse. His gentle breath enfolds you as… he watches with those eyes … He may not have a PhD but he is, oh so wise! His head rests on your shoulder… you hug him good and tight … He puts your world in balance and makes it seem all right. Your tears will soon stop flowing, the tension will be eased … The nonsense has been lifted. You are quiet and at peace. So when you need some balance from the stresses in your day … The therapy you really need Is out there eating hay!

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My Awakening Journal - White EagleA STORY THAT IS IN THE BOOK “MY AWAKENING JOURNAL” A JOURNEY TO ENLIGHTENMENT.

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A few years ago I was busy channelling a book and I had many questions that were coming to me at the end of the channelling. With all of these questions I was feeling insecure and frightened about the gift that arrived in my life as my thoughts moved to horses and my fear of horses.

I sensed that something was about to help me to find clarity within myself to continue with my writing, and just at that time my telephone rang and it was my friend Willow who called to invite me to meet her two newly acquired horses. “Lady and Sunny.” She invited us for dinner and in spite of my fear of horses, the meeting took place. When I met Lady and Sunny I became very aware of how unique each animal was. Lady was shy, frightened and withdrew when people approached her. Sunny was bright, friendly, and didn’t have any hesitation in being around people. As I watched Lady, I began to realize how similar I was to her for much of my life. Sunny took me too the place of freedom, youth and excitement. Amazing how I could see myself in these animals.

Later Willow went to an auction and bought another older horse Bess who was 22 years old. The owners of this horse knew that her days were numbered and it was as if Bess knew that she didn’t want to be where she was to live out the last days of her life. Willow was excited when she and Bess met, and Bess moved from where she was living to Willows home. When she got back to the property with her, Willow spent time riding, playing and having fun with the old girl.

One day as Willow was riding Bess, Bess fell over and died of a heart attack. Willow was safe even though Bess fell on her. It seemed that Bess knew that Willow would honor her life and offer her all of the respect that she deserved as Willow assisted her going through her last moments of living on earth!

The horses really helped me to understand many of the questions that I had, and allowed me to free myself from the insecurities I had around the chanelling that I was doing, and the fears that this brought out in me.

Today, because of Bess and her story, Lady and Sunny being a part of my life experiences,  I continue to channel, and know that my life is precious. I have learned to acknowledge my gift as a part of my freedom, shyness and although I am afraid many times, I continue to learn and grow doing what makes me happy and what is my passion!

Peace, love, light and Blessings and thank you to Willow (Raven) Bess, Lady and Sunny!

“White Eagle”

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Amazing how animals can be some of our greatest teachers!

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Peace, love, light and blessings!

“White Eagle”

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