This journey that we are on with horses provides us with much opportunity for growth.
As we move, communicate and learn with our horses we experience the ebb and flow of highs and lows.
Early on, either in our own development, or when we begin with a young or new horse, we find ourselves with limited ‘space’.
Time seems to move quickly as we cue, communicate and respond to our horse.
As the days, weeks and months roll by, and our skill level increases, along with the mutual understanding and communication, we find ourselves with more ‘space’.
Time seems to slow down to an enjoyable experience of each moment.
With this new found space, we have the ability to explore. We explore our body, and our mind to find tension, relaxation, or resistance.
It is in this exploration and awareness that we can begin to ask where our resistance comes from, where it was born, and most importantly how we can release it and develop a consciousness beyond the arena.
It is in this growth that our horses give us the gift of self development that improves our lives far beyond the arena.
Holding space for the self and observation without judgement is one of the greatest lessons our horses can teach us if we let them.