Horses lend us the wings we lack

Horses lend us the wings we lack

   Horses are known for stamina, mobility, freedom, power, love, devotion, and loyalty. They can provide help in coping under difficult circumstances.

“Horses lend us the wings we lack.” by Pam Brown

Horses originally resided in North American and then migrated to Asia via Bering land bridge, which later submerged, making it impossible for them to return. They disappeared for about 2000 years.  Horses were then re-introduced to the North American plains by the Spanish. Today wild horses in North American can be found in Outer Banks area of  North Carolina, Wyoming, California, Chincoteague Island, Virginia and Assateague Island, Maryland

“To these animals, the ability to intuit fear in a distant herd member and act on this feeling without hesitation is a lifesaving skill. Their innate aptitude for resonating with another being’s trust, joy, or confidence is a life enhancing skill.” by Linda Kohanov

Equine Therapy

This marvelous experience is a unique way to promote emotional growth. Horses have no expectations and respond to your requests.  The horse also makes the person aware of their internal emotional state as the horse responds to them.  This is also a great way to find congruency without rejection. As seen in the movie 28 days with Sandra Bullock, when she needed to lift the horse’s leg.

Learning to care and groom a horse requires patience, understanding, attention. Horses can sense indecision and hostility. I was able to participate in a 3 hour program. You had to be conscious of your thoughts. One event was to lead the horse by walking, no rope, just ensuring your were congruent in what you wanted to achieve.

Story of Dreamwalker

Dreamwalker, a medicine man, was walking across the plains to visit the Arapaho Nation. He carried with him his pipe. The feather tied into his long black hair pointed to the ground, marking him as a man of peace.  Over the rise of a hill, Dreamwalker saw a herd of wild mustangs running toward him.
Black Stallion approached him and asked if he was seeking an answer on his journey. Black Stallion said, “I am from the Void where Answer lives. Ride on my back and know the power of entering the Darkness and finding the Light.” Dreamwalker thanked Black Stallion and agreed to visit him when his medicine was needed in the Dreamtime.
Yellow Stallion approached Dreamwalker next and offered to take him to the East, where illumination lives. Dreamwalker could share the answers he found there to teach and illuminate others. Once again, Dreamwalker thanked Yellow Stallion and said he would use these gifts of power on his journey.
Red Stallion approached, rearing playfully. He told Dreamwalker of the joys of balancing work and heavy medicine with the joyful experiences of play. He reminded Dreamwalker that he could better hold the attention of those he taught when humor was integrated with the lesson. Dreamwalker thanked him and promised to remember the gift of joy.
Dreamwalker was nearing his destination. The Arapaho Nation was close at hand. White Stallion came to the front of the herd. Dreamwalker mounted White Stallion’s back. White Stallion was the message carrier for all the other horses, and represented wisdom in power. This magnificent horse was the embodiment of the balanced medicine shield. “No abuse of power will ever lead to wisdom,” said White Stallion. “You, Dreamwalker, have made this journey to heal a brother in need, to share the sacred pipe, and to heal the Mother Earth. You have the knowledge through humility that you are an instrument of Great Spirit. As I carry you upon my back, you carry the needs of the people on yours. In wisdom, you understand that power is not given lightly but awarded to those who are willing to carry responsibility in a balanced manner.”
Dreamwalker, the shaman, had been healed by the visit of the wild horses, and knew that his purpose in coming to the Arapaho was to share these gifts with them.

Wind Horse

Da naho… It is said,
Wind Horse, gentle Wind horse, you were the last of your kind.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, you were running wild and free.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, with this freedom you did nothing but give;
When one called for help you carried them to safety,
No enemy did you have.

Da naho… It is said,
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, you gave your life one day
To a boy with no leg.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, you gave him your endless love.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, you now run in the Great Hunting Grounds;
Giving joy to those there, as you did here.

Da naho… It is said,
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, your life was not the last gift
You gave the People.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, you prayed for us, you wished a wish for us.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, we remember you through your brother Horse.

Wi: yo: h … It is good.
Wind Horse, Wind Horse, we see you still.

Written by Tolly Rebeka Christian BlackWolf Hawk

 

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