HORSEWISDOM CARD #13 - SCARLETT
Scarlett, registered as Vintage Bouquet but given the name Scarlett because of her feisty red haired personality, was not a horse I went looking for but instead found me. From the very beginning of her entrance into my life, she was a source of connections. She was a six year old mare who had roughly 30 days under saddle when I brought her home. She was a big bold mover with a bold but sensitive personality and she loved to kick up her heels, wheel around and take off in every direction all at once!
She quickly became a lead role in the herd and established herself there with only a look to the others to put them in their place. She had so much intensity and vibrancy and was inspiring to ride. My old ways of training did not seem to be able to adapt to her vibrant spirit so in order to continue progressing with her, I had to take my cues from her. My head told me that giving her so much time off of training would not be a valuable thing, but I was at such a crossroads with how to train that I had no other option than to only play with her, as everything else that I did felt like it was breaking her spirit. So I gave in and gave her the reins, so to speak!
Scarlett became a first time momma with A1 Copperlee's Phoenix as the sire of a little red daughter, born in 2008, who was as sensitive as Scarlett, highly inquisitive but nowhere near as bold. Scarlett raised two look alike palomino sons, both raised under the Butte Morgans prefix, and then her time as a momma was transferred to nurturing and befriending a young girl who was in need of a 4-H horse. I said goodbye to Scarlett, who had matured into a very dependable, surefooted, reliable riding mare... and realized soon after that Scarlett had once again initiated her journey to find the one who most needed her. Scarlett had spent 6 years with me, and now she found where her expansive presence was needed next.
She spent 7 years nurturing, supporting and being available for the young girl who had grown into a young lady, and was moving into a new space in her life. Scarlett returned to me and calmly walked into the herd that she had left years before, standing her ground like a matriarch and greeting those who she hadn't seen in years as well as the ones who had become part of the herd since her departure. Witnessing the space she held for herself as well as the space she held for the herd to find her, left me in awe. This mare knew exactly who she was and what she was here to do.
Only a month later she was already on the road again, on her way to another home and heart who needed her. Before she left me for a second time, she offered me an invitation and held space for me to find her. Twice she had found her way to me and taught me how to open up to find what is wanting to connect with us. She helped me understand the power of not closing the heart for fear of losing connection, but rather to open the heart even wider to find that connection that exists from the space of an open heart, that kind of connection can never be lost.
THE HORSEWISDOM INVOCATION from SCARLETT ~ The adventure begins when we metaphorically "step into the room". Recall how it feels in your body in moments of abandon and surrender, how alive you feel when you become overtaken by the urges to set yourself free. You are not free because someone allowed it or permitted it; you are free because you have been designed to live in the flow and herald the direction of your choosing. That which you define yourself by is not your power in form. Your destiny hangs by a thread which you weave yourself into and follow along, so that you may find yourself in new connections and ambitions of which you knew not before. Do not sit idle, for you will not find those moments that urge you to set yourself free from the boundaries you have created. Live in the full freedom of each moment, that you seek and follow the flow of the amperage within the energy that has built up within you and that you greet with a wholehearted response.
THE HORSEWISDOM ILLUMINATION ~ Scarlett offers the soul wisdom of precipitating (to cause something to happen suddenly or unexpectedly) ... When we find ourselves feeling limited or attached to certain outcomes, this is the greeting of a self actualization process that is yours to be undertaken. Where are your feeling a greater need for freedom right now? Empower yourself by taking a leap of faith!
THE HORSEWISDOM INVITATION ~ Lay down on your back, and if you can, do this outdoors. Stretch your feet and point your toes and at the same time stretch your legs out as far away from your body as possible. Reach your arms up over your head and keep reaching through your arms and hands and fingertips - as if you are reaching for the sky. Extend this feeling of reach as long as possible and then simply relax into the space you have just created through your reach...
pedigree link for Scarlett...
RELATIONAL WISDOM ~ PHOENIX, SADIE, DAISY
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