• Carrie Ruggieri

Herd healing and the human heart #9

Try to lead a horse. It is so revealing. A simple encounter such as leading a horse activates classic human conflicts: boundaries, authority, self-esteem, assertion. When the human's intention, emotion, thoughts and actions are not in alignment, the horse is intelligent enough to not trust the human. Horses are by nature collaborative. In fact, survival among the herd depends upon collaboration and mutual regulation. If the human is not clear, composed and with a pleasant nervous system, the horse will let it be known, because the horse reads that the human is not safe. The horse is a wonderful mirror for what we cannot see in our own psyche.