I've always loved these huge majestic animals, went horseback riding when I was younger, drew them all the time, but life had it so I would not afford or live close enough to hang out with them often enough.
Two weeks ago a friend of mine invited me to travel 4 h south to ride, and have a photo-shoot, and of course I had to say yes!
Instantly I felt a deep connection with them, walking in the field, the animals gathering round and expressing curiosity..
There is such a thing as horse therapy (equine therapy), where psych-patients get to interact with horses in different ways, to develop self control, self confidence, accountability, responsibility etc.
Some of the other benefits are:
Emotional awareness, empathy, flexibility, stress tolerance, impulse control, social responsibility, self regard and independence.
Later we saddled the horses and went to take pictures on them; as soon as I got in the saddle
After the photo-shoot we got to go for a ride, both me and the horse super restless and happy.
When I got him to gallop I felt an amazing feeling, almost like seeing a loved one after a long time from each other, or going on vacation after many weeks of hard work!!
I started laughing from joy, smiling and couldn't hold back, holding on with my thighs as hard as possible because the horse got as excited as I, galloping faster
The two days after I could barley walk from muscle pain in my legs, hahahaha ..
Then horses have appeared in my dreams and mind, this Saturday I get to ride again, and today one appeared in a drum journey we did in class.
In shamanic and other cultures horses symbolize power and freedom, sexuality, nobility, wilderness, motivation to carry you through anything, trusting relationships, and cooperating with people but without losing ones individuality.
Horse medicine helps you balance current responsibilities and close relationships with your desire for independence, and to feel the gratitude in our hearts.
With its help, you can overcome any difficult situation.
Enjoy your appetite for life, freedom of expression and full life force!
Go hang out with horses, even if you're afraid
of them I'm sure it will do you good
Love and dance
Here's a drawing I made when I was.. 16, I think.
.... and, you know,
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