I have just finished a weekend Waterhole Rituals ™ The Carolyn Resnick Method, clinic here with my horses. The biggest emotion that was shared with me was gratitude for the horses, for the open hearts of the humans and lack of too much rain!. It was an emotional clinic at times with one participant who was so afraid of horses but also so drawn to them, taking huge steps in her evolution. This lady has attended many clinics now and doesn’t have a horse of her own she has managed to hire and borrow horses to work with as well as coming here to work with my horses. She had previously needed what felt like a ‘safe’ distance for her from the horse. However the last clinic before this one she had the company of a beautiful mare and even managed to bury her face in her neck when I asked her what she smelt like!
Dancing with Maya with some distance between you is easy she likes this and the lady in question felt a strong connection with her, however something told me she was ready for Noonoo. Now your Portugues bullfighter who likes to be really close is a very different thing! If you step backwards and draw her too much without being fully aware of your body language she can get politely pushy, only to let you know that is what you are doing. If you out walk her and leave her, letting her lag behind, she will pin her ears back clearly offended that you did not take care of the connection and partnership she is offering. A new dance for sure, it was emotional for those present who have seen this person grow and take on working with many different horses, stepping up a level in her knowledge and confidence each time. I hope she knows who she is and will leave a comment here. Noonoo captured her heart , as Maya already had, they shared mutual trust really close and in tune.
This clinic it was Jackie’s turn to end it on an amazing liberty dance with Maya.
What I love about this picture is the closeness Jackie created with Maya and the huge GRATITUDE she expressed for what Maya had given her. She was full up, couldn’t believe what they had done and in awe of Maya. My horses always get thanked by me for what they bring to me every day. I have never wanted them to meet with people who are always wanting more than the connection and lessons they have given them. The thing I ask of them is please continue to be my friends and family, exactly as you are. Keep teaching me and giving me your companionship when I deserve it. Continue to make me the best person I can be for you.
I loved the messages and the expressions of gratitude for my horses that were expressed after this clinic this is why I open my home and the companionship of my best friends to others.
My horses know I would never want someone to make them feel they had not given enough, they don’t need ‘a job’ being who they are and keeping me knowing who I am is enough. I am forever GRATEFUL.
I hope you find lots to be grateful for.
Love Jayne, Noonoo, Maya, and Chester.