Outdoor riding with your horse is an activity that makes one vulnerable and brings joy. For instance, the fresh outdoor air gives relaxation of body and mind. Protecting against outside influences plays a role in the pleasure that outdoor riding gives. After all, there are more impressions to process during an outdoor ride. Also, some horses will be more sensitive to this than others.
In a society where everything seems to go fast, giving space to your horse and yourself is beneficial for the healing process. When there is too much pressure from yourself, you become hard on yourself and others. And it is precisely your/a horse that is a clear mirror in this. Think of a horse that bites, runs away from you when you want to take it out of the pasture, difficulties under the saddle.
Resistance of worms and bacteria in horses increases with time. Deworming products and antibiotics are becoming less effective against these outside invaders. While the use of these products may be necessary sometimes, this resistance makes it more and more important to look at the cause of the horse's susceptibility for worms and bacteria. [...]
The past few weeks I have been able to get acquainted with a herd of pregnant Sorraia mares. Three foals have already been born. There is a stallion who is allowed to cover the mares naturally. It is wonderful to observe how the communication between the mares and the stallion goes. The Sorraia horse is one of the indigenous horse breeds in Portugal and was only discovered in 1920 [...]
The heart is often depicted in the colour red. The red blood flowing through it is pumped around the body by the heart. Blood as a symbol of life force, it transports oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients and waste products through the veins. Essential for the functioning of the body, the heart as centre of the soul. The lungs play an important role in this, they are in close contact with the heart. [...]
Bone disorders in the horse come in various forms. Such as osteoarthritis (joint wear), OCD (loose pieces of bone and/or cartilage in joints), splints (injury of the periosteum of splint or cannon bone), osteoporosis, fractures and cracks. Bone is the densest tissue in the body. Weight makes us more connected to the earth's gravity. All bones together form the skeleton. It is the structure, base [...]
The moment we are born, we already carry karma from past lives. With this we attract the lessons we want to learn in this life, the experiences we want to have. Horses also carry karma with them, observable in their energy field. The coming together of horse and human can cause them to touch each others points of pain. The horse expresses this through behavior and/or illness. [...]
Sometimes you see them, a horse that inexorably bites when you approach it. While at other moments this is totally out of the question, the horse has a soft nature. Such a horse that bites is a very good teacher. With the behavior of biting the horse shows you that you are not present in yourself. Thus it tells you to stay away, it has clear boundaries. You are welcome when you are present. [...]
We like to surround ourselves with people with whom we have something in common, for example the love for horses, but also in character traits. This also applies to the horse-human relationship, we attract each other because there is something in common. Horses are in this connection a very sensitive and direct mirror with their behavior. This ensures that your horse shows you what [...]