Most domestic horses and camels 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 and camels 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 or camels, those others have usually grown up in similar ways, and are likewise limited.
Consequently, for example, many horses and camels 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 and camels 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 and camels 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 and camels. The information we share with each other about the best ways to be with horses and camels usually includes a mix of fears, doubts, limits, hopes, and incomplete ideas about what horses and camels are, and what they are “for”.
Seldom discussed is the horse or camel as an individual. And rarely considered is the need for further humanizing ourselves before engaging with horses and camels.
What I focus on in my work for horses and camels is to teach them all the basics they missed out on as youngsters. Many of the problem issues horses and camels exhibit stem from these essential factors not having been learned. Only when these fundamentals are integrated into the horse or camel’s sense of itself do we go forward into other conversations, such as riding, packing, and so on. When horses and camels learn the basic facets of their cultures, 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.
Through my engagement and coaching of horses and camels, 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 or camel and human become equal and consensual partners, each displaying responsibility for the relationship, each the caretaker of the other. The horse or camel 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 or camel 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 or camel 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 and camels know all about it, but humans and animals in captivity may need to learn it.
Every single horse or camel 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 or camel 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 or camel at a time, or two or three. I can also work with roosters, dogs, parrots, monkeys, and others. It’s a similar process in each case. The one pre-requisite before we begin is that the animal needs to know that you have a lifelong commitment to him or her.
I look forward to hearing from you.