” May you live as long as want, and never want as long as you live.”

In last weeks blog we spoke about boundaries and shaping our horses character.

As the Waterhole Rituals have become part of my life and through the time spent with my horses they have not only shaped my horses character but also my own.

One of the biggest dreams I had was to share a deep and mutual trust with my horse. When we started learning from Carolyn Resnick there was no trust between us. I think we liked each other but we didn’t trust each other.

I had expectations and wanted certain things. I have learnt that when we drop our agenda and give up wanting, just be grateful for now and what we have this minute, that’s when we are given the greatest gifts.

Spending time with our horses not wanting is like a magic wand in the development of trust. It goes hand in hand.

Now I have dreams but they are just dreams, I don’t want for anything more than what I am given.

Thanks to my friend and dressage trainer Joyce Mulder who has been open minded in helping me travel the road for us. She was here for this magical moment that I truly could not have imagined when we first met or before starting my journey of discovery with the whr’s and Noo noo.

One day this just felt right and it wasn’t that I had thought about it as a goal, we just worked on our relationship and the trust grew into a deep mutual trust. My wild child of a horse became dependable and trustworthy through our shared experience’s in the Waterhole Rituals.

2 thoughts on “” May you live as long as want, and never want as long as you live.”

  1. Thank you for this lovely post Jane. I felt privileged just to read it. I love your video and photographs as well. I especially like the lines

    “I had expectations and wanted certain things. I have learnt that when we drop our agenda and give up wanting, just be grateful for now and what we have this minute, that’s when we are given the greatest gifts.
    Spending time with our horses not wanting is like a magic wand in the development of trust. It goes hand in hand.
    Now I have dreams but they are just dreams, I don’t want for anything more than what I am given.”

    And this is true for all our life experiences and not just our horse life. Being just a mere human, dropping our agenda and giving up wanting any more than we have RIGHT NOW and remaining in trust and gratitude (whilst still HAVING dreams) is one of the hardest things to truly live. Our horses are surely the greatest of teachers for us frail mortal beings!

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