How to have a healthy happy horse.
Volume 26, Number 1
In This Issue:
1. Be the Best Version of Yourself
2. Holistic Horsekeeping Resources
1. Be the Best Version of Yourself
Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Do you keep them? Your horse has a suggestion. Forget about the diets and exercise programs and plan in 2021 to be the best version of yourself. This is what I am doing and my mare, Martini, is all on board with it.
My mantra for 2021 is Show up, Be present, Do less, Expect more. What does this look like?
Show up means to have consistency. Instead of letting my days get away from me I will stay to certain positive activities every day. One of these will be going to the barn and spending time with the horses. Even if I just pick up manure in the pasture I will be there. Other daily activity is meditating and writing in my journal. This will set the tone for the day.
Be present means I quiet the chatter in my mind and listen to my guidance and intuition. This is the hardest one for me. My mind is constantly going and thinking. Martini does not like this and she lets me know by stopping and choosing not to come with me until I can settle into a place of peace. We have a nice teaching exercise where I go into the pasture with no halter and ask for her to walk beside me. If my energy is good she will, if not she simply turns her head away. She is such a kind teacher.
Do less means stop trying to control everything. Another hard one for me. Trust in God’s timing and direction. If I am doing my meditations then I am able to get guidance for the next best thing for me to do. Usually this thing then happens with ease and leads to the next best thing that also happens with ease. When I take over, things are much harder and I waste energy doing the wrong things.
Expect more simply means to dream bigger. Don’t set limits or question what you deserve. This one can be hard for women. As caretakers, we are used to putting the needs of others before our own. I am suggesting we ask for more for ourselves so we have more to give to others. God wants to flow abundance to and through us. The bigger we dream the better the world does.
We have to have more peace in our lives. Our horses desire this for us and need this from us. Make 2021 the year you become the best version of yourself. Namaste.
Resource: Check out this great interview Andrea Datz with Kim Walles
2. New Year, New You Resources
Make this the year you commit to deepening your understanding of your horse and his/her needs according to temperament type. You will find lots of information on the Horse Temperament website, including an online course, help from temperament consultants, balancing formulas, and books/audios. Then check out the “5 Element Personality” sections of articles on our blog and the Intro to 5 horse types and temperaments on Holistic Horsekeeping.
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