The New Earth Equine Horses
Featured here are some of the horses who have been my teachers, and the process I have gone through to learn from them. I will share with you some of my great insights and some experiences I learned a lot from. For me, the key is using the information without judgement to make better choices next time. I believe that the only source of true and accurate information about something, is from that thing itself. Why would I seek information about horses from humans? My work has been to develop enough quiet in myself to hear, to stop long enough to see, and to be trustworthy to those horses I know, for them to share their lives with me. What that means to me is that I need to stop projecting ideas I have gotten from other places, and let the horses guide me. I want to only move forward from information I have gotten from them, rather than any past perception of horsekeeping and horsemanship that comes from the human mind. All beings are innately wise and know what they need and what they want.
I love the photo of these two horses, because of how much of Merlin (the grey) the image captures. When you look at it, feel it......feel him, and feel the other horse. You can see by their eyes that these horses are two very different beings. Most people understand that horses have different personalities, But, it goes beyond that. It is easy to see their unique personalities when we are watching them, riding, training.
You may have thought of all of these things at one time or another. But, what I ask you to consider is that there is always more we can learn. Humans are an evolving species and we need to consider more, and do more, and most of all become humble to what the horses can teach us. The horses will tell us everything we need to know about what type of care they need, what kind of protection they need from weather, what sort of nourishment they need, what type "medical intervention" etc.
Here are a few examples that I bring up for your consideration. I like to ponder theses (and more) questions often, and I stop myself if I come up with an answer. I like to question everything I think I know. As soon as I have a definitive answer, that means I have stopped learning.
- can we truly categorise horses into categories such as hard keeper and easy keeper? What specifically does a hard keeper and easy keeper need to maintain optimal health? Does a hard keeper simply need more calories than an easy keeper, or is there more to it than that.
- Is there a right way and a wrong way to trim a horses foot?
- Do all horses need the same kind of shelter? What ideas do I have about blanketing, stalling?
I will share with you the horses that have been specifically in my care, in one way or another. I have both the horses who have been in our family and horses that I have been paid to care for. Those horses have almost provided me with more learning than the ones in our family. I learned a lot about what horses wanted when they were in situations not of their choosing or supporting who they were. These are some stories of our journey together.