Native Americans first called horses “Medicine Dogs.” There was no word at the time for these strange animals that seemed to heal with just energy. Today all horse aficionados know all too well how easily these animals heal.
As an equine therapist, I have seen so many children and adults with disabilities, who often appear very uncoordinated on land, look perfectly graceful when they are on the back of a horse. I have also observed terrified children becoming calm within just a few seconds of touching a horse. Horses really are strong animal medicine.
They say that every horse deserves the love of a young girl. I also think that every child deserves to have a horse as a friend. These giant animals have a sixth sense about children. It is like a switch is flipped when a horse and child meet. Horses run in herds, and therefore, being alone is terrifying to them. However, the majority of them will ignore their own fears when carrying a child.
A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence ~ Pam Brown
One odd thing, about horses, is that a child’s entire body seems to ‘reboot’ like a computer when a child is placed on its saddle. I have a theory about what is actually going on in these moments. If you listen carefully to a horse trotting you will hear ka-clump, ka-clump, ka-clump, ka-clump. Now place your hand over your own heart and feel ta-tump, ta-tump, ta-tump, ta-tump. It’s the exact same rhythm! It is as though the horse was meant to make us move easily from one place to another with the same beat.
Did you know that the symptoms of ADHD and other hyperactive disorders are unknown in nature? Do you realize that many such disorders were unknown when man rode on horseback? It might be that many of our modern diseases are nothing more than a lack of time spent on the back of a Medicine Dog going ka-clump, ka-clump, ka-clump, ka-clump down the road. Do you agree with me? If yes, then let’s ride!
About The Author: Jacquie Omi is a Master healer of children and animals who resides in a poor indigenous village in Central Mexico. She is a deeply spiritual practitioner and a well educated research scientist who brings her Eastern thought into Western situations. She has been a nonprofit leader since 1986, the president of an educational project since 1991, an Arizona State Certified Teacher (birth grade 12) and a facilitator of businesses since 1986. To attain inner peace and draw positive healing energy into your life, Jacquie can be found at PsychicAccess.com
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