Hi to all:)
Thank you for explanation. I understand what you mean and I understand my indiscretion and clumsiness. My goal wans't to hurt someone. Next time I will be more cautious and of course I will be try to speak only in first person.
Ones more I sorry if I did hurt someone. It was not my intention
I think you must have misunderstood me
,What I mean is - I am neither clairvoyant , nor do I know your past and yet I am understanding and reacting to your emotions and actions that you have expressed ,though this is just through written language . This is what I believe that horses are capable of though body language and the presence of a human . Reacting to what they perceive and reacting on this information , should he so want to
Ok, now I understand what you mean
If I understand this right , you are asking the horse to ignore their own instincts and rather follow your lead ? .
For me , I would never want to have this , as I like my horses to be autonomous beings , that think and make choices themselves , and have their own reactions , from there own point of view . For many reasons , one of which is that it would be boring to have a horse that just does everything I say , with no other opinion . But then that is just me
Yes, you understand this right
I want that my horse ignores his instinct. But only one instinct- instinct to escape
I think that it would be a big mistake if I will be walking with my horses outside the pasture and my horse scare up and escapes. During flight, in great fear can realy hurt hisself. I do not want this situation ever occurred. I don't want that when I ride on my horse he scare up and run with me by street with cars or we fall into a hole.
I'm sorry, I don't think I phrased that quite right. I still think that you can influence your horse's emotions. I didn't mean, however, that I always need her to be in the emotion I want her to be- when I said that, I meant it in the sense that people have to ability to calm down a horse by remaining calm themselves, and help the horse get over their fear. I've noticed that when the person is scared because the horse is scared, neither can calm down very easily. Their emotion influence each other. I hope that makes a bit more sense?
I agree with you and it makes sense for me. But I should told you that during my way with horses I met people which create their emotions. There were not sincere emotions, it was acting. Some horses are not sensitive enough to distinguish a good acting game from the real intention. Either these people can deliberately created to make a mental and emotional state and change their emotions on cue. I saw with my own eyes how at one time a horse with a very peaceful state suddenly jumped in ecstasy and began to rage. And I do not support such methods.
But calming down the horse by calming myself is right for me
Horses very easily perceive our emotions. I think that horses are smart enough to tell when those emotions are directed at them or not, too. Horse can tell when you're mad at them, or at something else.
Would you mind if I asked why?
When I am on pasture and do something with one of my horse, then the second horse thinks that I do this with him too
When I ask Princess about move then Pagoda do the same (I don't ask Pagoda about this, I don't look at her, nothing).
When I am on pasture with one of my dog and I call him, that he run to me then my horses come to me too.
I need to work very very hard if I want if one of my horse stays and one of them comes with me. Examples can be many.
My dogs don't understand too. If my intentions are focused on one of my dog, other dogs think that my intentions are focused on them too. When I come back to home from work and I am little irritated my dog know this and he will not come to me....but when I am happy he runs tu me and greets me. If I ask my dog about not jump on me then other dogs stop jump on me too.
This state of mind is not easy to attain by average people. Congratulations, if you did/do. I try myself as well, but I reach it rarely. Then it feels like coming home, just indescribable. But I can t control this state of mind in the sense of getting into it and leaving it deliberately. It just comes and vanishes "as it likes to". Do you have a concrete tipp for me, something that helped you?
What do you do if thoughts and emotions come up?
I don't know if we understand and live the same "here and now"
When I am here and now I really feel that I back to home and I feel like a small child which I was many years ago. Everything is transparent, simple and good. All I can accept, I feel peace and joy in the soul. Besides, I'm fully aware of what I'm doing and what is happening around me.
What I do to be at this state of mind? I do not practice breathing
I do tai chi but I don't focus on respiration, but I focus on my movement and energy. And what is the most important for me is that I think that I am not a perfect man and I will never be. I do not belive, that I am able to go to enlightenment alone. I belive, and it work for me, that when I give my imperfection, all worries, all the pain for my God I will be free. He is for me the one who will be happy to liberate me from insanity. I can be free only when I completely give myself for Him and entrust all my fate in His hands. Because He knows me better than me and He knows what I need more that me. He created the horse, not me, and He also knows better than me what the horse needs. Therefore I totally rely on my God.
When something goes wrong and I can't focus then I pray to my God and I ask Him to give me more confidence, serenity and faith on what He is doing with me and with my life.
I do not focus on my own spiritual development very much, not meditate for hours and do not do yoga for hours.
Just pray and ask God for that I and horses, which He created, and that put in my life, get along with each other and live together in harmony. I ask Him about direct my life so that I could provide my horses what they need and what they want, that I I could see their wishes and make them happy. From day to day is better. And my muting is related only and exclusively with the strength of my faith in Him
I want to add, that I don t want to suppress thoughts and emotions, once they are there. They are part of this moment and wether the horse can perceive them or their energy or not, they are a good information for me myself. So I don t want to miss them, but I want to decide myself, if I could use them in a moment or not, instead of being overwhelmed by them. Is that understandable?
Yes, I understand
But here and now are only clean and clear emotions and they are very calm. This is not the same emotions as the race of everyday life