GIVING YOUR HORSE THE GIFT OF CHOICE
Despite the fact that most of us take the gift of choice for granted, our choices can carry enormous consequences. Choices shape our outlook on life, how well we nourish our bodies, our career paths, the people we attract into our lives, etc. The list of choices goes on and on. Our responses to the circumstances of daily living affect not only our lives but the lives of others as well. Although it may seem very simple, CHOICE is ultimately our fundamental POWER. Throughout each and every day we are presented with choices that have the potential to change our lives forever.
If we truly appreciate the beauty of "freedom of choice", why don't we extend this same benefit to our beloved animals as well? From my experience and the education I have received from horses, I realize that they relish freedom just as much as we do. I offer the gift of choice to my horses and I strive to teach others to do the same. In doing so, I quench my thirst for us to all share a better relationship with horses. There is a big difference between spending time with a horse that chooses to be with you versus interacting with a horse that has no choice and is simply responding to your demands.
Offering choices to your horse will grant you a new perspective on life. We have all heard the expression that the truth will set you free. Allow your horse the freedom to choose to train, ride, or simply to be with you...or not. His truth could prove to be an eye opening experience! As we relinquish "control", we ultimately make better choices for ourselves and for our beloved animals as well. Freedom of choice......what a gift it truly is so let's spread it!
I hope you choose to have a great rest of the week.
Linda and the herd of 8