Sunday, December 25, 2011

christmas wish

I've heard for many years that if you go to the barn at midnight on Christmas Eve the horses can talk to you.

Guess what? Horses talk to us every single day if we are willing to stop and look and listen.

We all come into this world with our five senses and no language. Horses come in with a highly developed instinct and the wisdom to use it. Humans come in with that too but we shift to learning language - words - and in many cases learn to ignore what we feel and focus on what we can say instead.

If we choose to go beyond words and training and what we think we know, we come to a place where we can simply be. We come to the place where we can listen to what the horses have to say to us.

My Christmas wish for everyone is that you come to that place with your horse. It's the most wonderful, amazing, productive place I've ever been in the company of a horse, and that is my goal every single day - to go there again.

Happiest holidays from all of us on November Hill.

6 comments:

Grey Horse Matters said...

You're so right about learning to listen to our horses. Wonderful post.

Hope everyone at November Hill had a lovely Christmas.

Kate said...

Going beyond . . . I'm not there yet but that's where I'd like to be. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Calm, Forward, Straight said...

Same as Kate - aiming for that kind of communication / communing with Val. I think that's what he asked Santa for! ;)

(((Hugs))) to all the gang! :)

billie said...

Thanks, A. It still astounds me that there are people who don't even try!

billie said...

Hope your Christmas was lovely too, Kate!!

billie said...

Ha, C - I am betting Val's gift this year was you moving in to the farmette with him!