LOVE IS WHERE YOU FIND IT . . . IF YOU ALLOW IT TO BE PRESENT.
Today is a day to celebrate our sweet connections–not necessarily just the romantic ones. There are all sorts of studies out there considering whether horses feel “love”. I know for sure that there is an affinity between me and my horse. Is it love? Who cares?
So much of how we experience our lives involves projecting our feelings on others around us, whether those individuals are human or animal. As a happy person vents their joy and love onto their horse, so does an angry person, or sad person, vent those feelings in the same way. It takes emotional fitness to come and ride after a bad day without taking our frustration out on our horses. I really try to find solace and peace in the presence of my horse after a difficult day.
I used to think that my horse and I would be together in some dreamy way with violin music playing in the background. That was my dream. And that does happen sometimes.
At those times, she looks like this:
What also happens is that she will be frisky, and pushy, and test my leadership–when all I wanted was a Hallmark card moment.
So, sometimes. she greets me looking kind of like this:
The best thing that can happen on those bad days is for me to get out of myself and start thinking about how I can best be with someone else (horse or human), and how I can offer something useful.
We can only get the horse to sync with us in attitude and energy by getting in sync with them first. We must match and mirror their energy as necessary to bring them around to where we need to be.
Happy V Day.