Most domestic horses never get the chance to grow up properly.
There’s a deep well of fundamental information they never learn about themselves, the world, and others.
Many of the horses you meet, although highly intelligent, will be developmentally retarded because they did not receive a complete cultural education. They may perform certain functions well, and be intelligent or attractive, but generally are not well-rounded, balanced, sane, and whole.
They are members of a species that should live in herd cultures, where they can learn who they are and how to be. In captivity, they learn the limited range of things we intend for them and not much more. And even when they share spaces with other horses, those others have usually grown up in similar ways, and are likewise limited.
Consequently, for example, many horses have a poor relationship with food and digestion. Their physiological chemistries and constitutions are compromised. They don’t know how to self-manage their impulses. Their sense of boundaries is often poor. They don’t know how to relax, to feel, to think clearly, to breathe deeply, to learn subtleties, and to respond appropriately to life around them. This is because they have not been introduced to the appropriate “tools” and shown how to exercise them.
In most cases, the horses we relate to are shadows of their real selves. In order to survive, they have conformed and adapted to artificial situations not of their natural world. Even horses fortunate to be parent and herd-raised will likely lose a great deal of their sense of who they are, once they come into the hands of humans.
Also, many people grow up missing out on learning how to be well-rounded humans, and we bring this lack of awareness into our relationships with horses. The information we share with each other about the best ways to be with horses usually includes a mix of fears, doubts, limits, hopes, and incomplete ideas about what horses are, and what they are “for”.
Seldom discussed is the horse as an individual. And rarely considered is the need for further humanizing ourselves before engaging with horses.
What I Want For Horses
What I focus on in my work for horses is to teach them all the basics they missed out on as youngsters. Many of the problem issues horses exhibit stem from these essential factors not having been learned. Only when these fundamentals are integrated into the horse’s sense of itself do we go forward into other conversations, such as riding, packing, and so on. When horses learn the basic facets of their culture, many of their “issues” evaporate without ever needing to be directly addressed. And the most positive influence in all of this is a well-developed bond – a fully felt connection in relationship.
Results and Responses
Through my engagement and coaching of horses, they soon become free of many of their inhibitions, fears, concerns, and struggles. Their confidence is restored and elevated. They become self-assured, able to express themselves, to trust and be trusted. The horse and human become equal and consensual partners, each displaying responsibility for the relationship, each the caretaker of the other. The horse becomes capable of adeptly thinking and feeling its way through life in this human-made world. It will heal from past indiscretions, including those of being bought, sold, and disregarded possibly multiple times. And also, through the right education in practical, emotional, energetic, and spiritual terms, the horse becomes equipped to profoundly engage in the process of its eventual transition from this life, whenever that time comes, compassionately supported by his or her human partner.
By the time my work is done, I want the horse to be realizing its genius, able to stand alongside any human without forgetting who he or she is. This process occurs within the natural “Field of Prior Unity”. Free horses know all about it, but humans and animals in captivity may need to learn it.
Every single horse who completes this process will enjoy physical, mental, and emotional health improvements along with a new outlook on life, and through your participation you may experience similar within yourself.
If you like the sound of what I am offering, which is putting the horse first so that a dream relationship can grow between the two of you, please write or call so we can discuss the details for getting both of you involved and on your way.
Phone: 04-9999-4708 (Northern NSW, Australia)
I can work with one horse at a time, or two or three. I can also work with camels, roosters, dogs, parrots, monkeys, and others. It’s a similar process in each case. The one pre-requisite before we begin is that the horse, or other animal, needs to know that you have a lifelong commitment to him or her.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Stephanie Medew: My horse Glofaxi and I have had the wonderful fortune to be working with Stuart Camps. Both Glofaxi and I have grown individually and as a team. It has been a joy to see Glofaxi develop his confidence, trust and ability to cooperate with me with free choice. I have been inspired by Stuart’s vision and our remarkable progress and changes. I can now see the real potential Gloi and I have to genuinely connect, support, protect, trust, play, learn and clearly communicate with each other. Stuart works in a way that is compassionate, supportive and impressive. It all seems very simple, yet is extremely powerful. There are clear changes and development after every session and each session builds from the last. We have both (horse and human together) been given cultural learning and experiences that will forever serve us and ensure that our life together be fulfilling, rewarding, healthy and very happy. (March 2021)