Horses are masters in talking without words. They communicate mainly via body language and mental messages. Voice only emphasizes and reinforces their signals, like the dot on the i. Even without neighing you can tell a horse is nervous by its raised head, wide open eyes, flaring nostrils, pricked ears, tense muscles and the axis of the body orientated towards the source of danger. It’s saying; “One more spook and I’m off. I don’t care where or what gets in my way.”

When horses play with each other they express the full range of body language. They pursue, although it may appear playful, a vital goal. To find the best leader for the herd they test each other’s dexterity, agility, perseverance, speed and mental fitness. The rules are simple: The one who gets the other to move his feet but hardly moves himself gets the point. This proves that he’s intelligent and preserves physical energy – a skill which is very important for the entire herd (see The Nature of Herbivores). That’s why the obviously dominant horses are unpopular; they only shoo around others with their ears back. Although this gets them a few points, it will never be enough to become the leader whom the other horses can trust blindly.

Horses think in pictures and they send them to the others via energy frequencies. That’s how messages can be sent at the speed of light. They feel energies physically even over large distances and they react to every discrepancy in the energy field. What they see has to correspond to the energy field, otherwise they become insecure and sense danger.
An example: They’re grazing on a wide area, everything is manageable and the atmosphere is calm. But something is wrong. The horse can feel it. There’s something lurking behind a bush observing them, waiting for the perfect moment to jump. The energy that is emanating from there, even if it’s not visible doesn’t match the apparent peace. That’s why horses have a problem with people who aren’t aware of this. Or put differently: A person who is smiling superficially but extremely tense and scared on the inside – a horse will shy back from them.

What you can learn from this

  • Be honest and sincere. Horses can look right through you and know exactly how you feel. You don’t have to be in a good mood for a horse to like you. You just have to be yourself, as sincere as possible. Horses don’t judge. They see your sad face, feel your sad heart and know: “Okay that fits together. Let’s just go and graze for a bit. Tomorrow’s a new day.”
  • Thinking in images is easy and useful. Imagine your horse coming galloping around the corner and it will do so. Spirit and body are one unit. Not only your horse sees the image, but also the cells in your body receive within a fraction of seconds the information to help the galloping.
  • Even Einstein said it: Produce the energy of the reality you want and you cannot help but get it. That’s not philosophy, that’s physics. Sounds a lot more complicated than it actually is. Imagine how you want to live, how the world in which you feel comfortable should look, what the people you’re together with should be like, what you’d like to do with your horse… everything is possible as long as you keep the picture in your mind and don’t let it be put down by anyone. The image sends out energy waves, which will poke those who fit in your image. Just like an SMS which says “Hey start moving, there is somebody who has the same dream as you. Start moving and you’ll find me”
  • If you attentively observe everything that happens around you, you’ll learn to recognise the small moments when your vision starts becoming reality. This happens every day. It depends on you whether you perceive these moments or walk straight past them. Sometimes it’s something very small, which is easy to over look, so if you are waiting for big changes, look closely.

“They say I’m a dreamer. I nearly fell of my unicorn.”