Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Into the Horse

Cup the horse's chin in one hand, then place the other hand on the horse's forehead, and just be there, breathing with the horse.

Place a hand flat on jaw, neck, shoulder, side or haunch, and feel the horse, and breathe with the horse.

When mounted, sit quietly for a moment. Feel yourself sinking into the horse, and your four feet placed on the ground.  Breathe into the horse.

Now move, together.


  1. I still remember one afternoon, when I had a bad migraine. I had to drive out to the barn to check on my Boys. I placed my head against PJ's neck and just stood there for a moment, breathing with him and my headache went away.

    It was amazing.

  2. sigh...it makes me relax just thinking about it!

  3. Sovereign will stand still for long stretches of time with me on him bareback and honestly he regulates his breathing so that we are breathing together. Thank you for this post.

  4. I like this post , simple and great advice. On Miss Cat the other day after she bucked on the longe I was tense but stepped up anyway. Just sat for a time not asking for anything , finally was able to let out a big breath, then she did the same and walked off nicely

  5. Just reading this made me relax and breath deeply while at work. Now, all I want to do is go home and sink into my horse!

  6. What a lovely description. So touching, and inspirational.

  7. LOVELY! I do find, that I often will stop and rest my palm on Laz's wither and he sighs. HEAVEN.


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