Archive for Horse Wisdom Programs
It was a crisp slightly windy day as I drove into the Ap’ljac ranch. My heart was pounding in great anticipation to become more within the heart of the horse. The horses were calm but interested as I headed toward the meeting space for Kathy Pike’s “The Dance of Authenticity through the Wisdom of the Horse.” I was the first one to arrive on this day that would change my life as I knew it.
While walking past one horse in particular, a bay mare of Arabian decent, my heart switched rhythm. I felt a connection as I briefly made contact with her soft brown eyes.
When it came time to observe the herd, this same mare reached inside me and put a string of lights around my heart. I walked away to observe the other horses only to find my mind solely on her alluring aura.
In meeting Kathy Pike I felt we had a connection somewhat similar to the bay mare and I. Kathy showed such a pure and understanding soul, it was a very comfortable feeling. The spiritual connection within all of us was brought together with such a compassion through Kathy’s expertise.
Each exercise we experienced brought me to a closer understanding of the profound possibilities with Horse. My inner self could not get enough of it, as I listen to my heart pounding with acceptance of the learning.
I chose to do the dance with the bay mare, called Peek-a-Boo, for my session. My heart raced, my chest felt tight as my knees felt weak. She was feeling my energy as she came walking down the path toward me. Our eyes met as both were bursting with excitement. As Peak-a-Boo was released in the round pen she snorted, kicked up her heals and pranced around, all the time I felt her energy race within me. As I entered her space I felt the need to let her lead this dance, so I walked to the center of the pen.
Peek-a-Boo made the first move and we greeted each other through the essence of our souls. Let the dance begin! I felt as though I was her and she were me, as we meshed into one. Our dance was creative and my heart was once again in rhythm with hers. Although it felt as if I were moving in slow motion, my inner soul was two feet off the ground dancing with Peek-a-Boo’s inner music. It was like we had done this dance in a previous time. My mind told my hands to paint this picture with my fingers. I felt every cell of her being as my fingers connected with her flesh and fur, we painted a master piece in that dance while I came into my authenticity.
The word congruency brought on a whole new meaning that day when Peek-a-Boo and I danced in harmony. My life has taken on a whole new meaning from that workshop and the incredible work of Kathy Pike and a horse called Peek-a-Boo.
I shall be forever grateful!
Brandy Murry ~ onewithmanyhorses
When the journey began, the stillness of the sunny day quickly shifted. The wind came up, caressing the walls of the arena, creating sounds of soft creaks and folds. Sand blew through the big door and along the floor as the snow capped Long’s Peak watched over the land from a distance. I focused on my footsteps and the sounds of the rhythm beads I held to my hip. Birds, suddenly chirping louder, invading the inside of my being. Wind now blowing in gusts; butterflies twirled in my belly. My big buckskin, Moon, walked next to me. His head dropped as we both moved around the outside of the round pen. My mustang, Corazon, with his stout powerful body followed behind me with Suzanne, and behind them my big, soft, curious mare Sylvie, with Reggie.
My dear friend and shamanic healer, Kate, sat with the group of participants inside the round pen, drumming steadily. Read More→
… Longmont, Colorado!
I have some very big news to share with you. This past week has opened a door to an amazing opportunity, and I have found a farm in Longmont, Colorado that I believe will be a perfect setting for the EFLC work and the Coaching With Horses herd. I am so excited I can barely stand it! The horses have arrived as well, and came in nicely. My soul is sad to leave the Carbondale area and all of the people and horses that I have grown to love there. I had not anticipated leaving my community, however I have dropped right into another community where I have many friends. Two of my co-facilitators live very close by.
Our new facility boasts amazing views, Read More→
Sunday I took this photo on my way home from driving the horses in the mountains. I glanced to my right just in time to see it and had to turn around to get the photo. The two stood together while I snapped away with my camera. The donkey slowly lower his head to eat his food, keeping the cat balanced and snug on his back. He even took a few steps around the paddock! My heart was so touched by this interspecies friendship. (The cat is curled up on the back of an elder mini donkey.) How sweet!
We recently updated our website. I am so pleased! Check it out: www.coachingwithhorses.com and let us know what you think.
Horses at the Ranch
The winter has provided me time to focus on my horses. Sylvie and I are taking dressage lessons. She is a powerful young spirit and is eager to learn and understand. Her body is filling out nicely for her four years of age. When our hearts sync together Read More→