A relationship with a horse can be likened to a dance - a dance between a human and an animal known for its beauty, power and free spirit. The dance requires patience, a willingness to learn, sensitivity, commitment, trust and mutual respect. Horses are sensitive beings and are generally highly skilled in the art of observing body language. The human must sometimes gain in sensitivity and spend time observing and learning the language of the horse. Both are engaged in watching, listening and intuiting what is being communicated so that responses may be made without fear or resistance.
Sometimes a horse or person has had a traumatic past. If this is the case, both can help each other. The onus is on the person, however, to make sure their own attitudes, thoughts and emotions are being managed in a healthy way, especially when relating to the horse. The flower essence No 2 Native Flax can be given for impatience and over-reactivity, while flower essence No 3 Cook Strait Groundsel may be given to either horse or human to assist with self-confidence and positive body language. Essences specifically for trauma may be added from one or more of the Fern Collection.
Much joy and closeness can be gained by both human and horse just ‘hanging out’ together and being with each other. Attention to their physical wellbeing as well as the mental, emotional and spiritual is an important aspect of the relationship between you and your horse.
Whether you learn about what can be referred to as ‘natural horsemanship’ from a teacher or you desire a closer bond and improved relating with your equine friend, you and your horse can both benefit from taking a blend of essences. Depending upon what is required, these may include:
- No 8 Matata to be open and assist with the mental challenge of understanding another's communication and language
- No 19 Lovers Daisy for balanced, healthy and loving relating
- No 34 Heketara for sensitivity and connection
- No 35 Creeping Pratia for understanding, emotional sensitivity and awareness
The dosage from treatment bottles for horses or people can be four drops, four times daily - until the bottle is finished. As dosing horses four times daily is not always practical, two doses of four drops can be given with eight drops going into the drinking water, or one dose of eight drops and the balance of eight drops put in the drinking water. Drops can be placed on food such as carrot, apple or bread.
— Marj Marks
Marj is a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand registered practitioner and registered Veterinary Nurse. Marj can be contacted on 09 422 0177, 027 612 5256 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org