Horses teach us how to embrace our vulnerability through the courage to fully feel, empowering the cycles of our life by restoring our innate authentic connection to ourselves which inspires the evolution of soul through the enlivening and embodiment of our sacred relationship.
This is the wisdom of the horse...offering us opportunity to discover the innate, instinctive and intuitive pathways of connection, communication and responsive relationship through empowering our authentic, congruent responses to life as an avenue and pathway for becoming fully realized.
Together with my horses of Guided by Equus, we work in alliance to help unlock the power of potential found within the sacred connection and discover the keys to healing, harmony and soul restoration. Tap into the vast wealth of information and resources that already exist within you to transform soul inspired possibilities into the living reality of your soul's legacy!
Growing up with horses in my life from the time I was born, gave me the opportunity of the lived experience of all of the ways that horses show up for us.
My personal journey Guided by Equus took me from hanging out in the barn and exploring the field alongside them as a young child, riding and showing in 4-H as a teenager, training and starting colts under various mentors as a young adult, becoming a backyard breeder, graduating from the Equine Science Western Riding program at Olds College, trying my hand at taking in outside horses for training, riding horses to check pens of feedlot cattle at various feed yards, establishing myself as a breeder of foundation Morgan horses... and then waking up one day to face the realization that none of my horses wanted anything to do with me anymore, because to be completely honest....neither did I.
IN THE PRESENCE OF THE HORSE, WE FIND OURSELVES
image by Michelle Pendergrass
For many years I wondered why my horses did what they did…
why they would sometimes respond to me request and together we would produce some of the most graceful transitions or movements under saddle, why they would sometimes resist what my hands were asking, why they would leave their self selected grazing space and come and greet me, why they would tip an ear towards me and then head off in the other direction as soon as I got close enough to almost reach them.
What took me years of experience to discover the meaning and why behind the beauty, grace, resistance and abandonment was actually the best thing that ever happened to me.
It helped me discover a pathway...
The pathway of HorseWisdom…
the innate, instinctive, intuitive, intrinsic pathway of relationship and communication with life itself.
Horses trust and rely on the innate, intrinsic, intuitive guidance system of their body, their energy field and their inspired connection.
They live in accordance with “feel, timing & balance”, as described by numerous savvy horseman & women throughout history. As we open ourselves to connect to the field of information that exists through feel, timing and balance, we also enable a deeper, more expansive and evolved way of how we are in relationship with and, how we communicate with, our horses.
The Horse is an Archetype, Altruist and Alchemist of Authenticity. Horses, because of their sensitive nature to fight or flight as a prey animal, live through their responses to authenticity in order to stay safe, discover resources, follow desires, and create connection.
This is how they survive and thrive.
This is also how they help humans… help humans find harmony within each their own inspired pathway to living in authentic connection and authentic relationship - through awareness of self as a body and a soul.
This is how we, as humans, are also meant to survive, and thrive!
Horses help humans find their authenticity… as an Archetype - as the potentiality that exists within a collective consciousness; which includes the lower world of the unconscious… then the Horse is the instinctive journey to freedom.
as an Altruist - a behaviour or action that increases the fitness of another individual, done with conscious intention of helping the other… then the Horse is a carrier of consciousness for the evolution of humanity. as an Alchemist - one who transforms or creates something through a seemingly magical process, the art of transforming… then the Horse is a real life magician of creating potential into reality through the process of transforming illusion.
In the presence of the horse, we find ourselves.
We find our most authentic, natural way of being as we discover how to embrace all aspects of our self through our lived experiences; creating awareness that transcends the shadows of trauma to reveal understanding and depth of meaning from a soul level.
This is the pathway of HorseWisdom… igniting the spark of freedom within us to begin the journey into conscious evolution, transforming illusion as potential becomes our new reality.
Horses have been the fabric that has woven together my life, being on their back before I could walk… riding, training, showing, breeding, raising, as an equine assisted facilitator… all leading me onto the pathway of my own highest potential - as an Equine Guided Sacred Messenger. Not anything I had ever dreamed of, let alone knew existed! But here I am, finding the fulfillment of my soul as I learn from my own horses daily so I can offer wisdom, guidance and connect through the pathways of communication to gift people messages from spirit and their own soul wisdom. Messages that transform lives.
Not because I ever thought this was possible, but because when life became too difficult to be in charge… I let go…and learned to listen…listen to my horses, who taught me how to listen to my body and soul.
With gratitude to all of the horse souls who never gave up on me, despite all the difficult lessons they had to embrace to help me learn...and remember what was deep within me
I offer HorseWisdom Insights Guided by Equus to help you find your authentic pathway to the depth of wisdom found in connection your own body and inspired soul… realized through the experiential world of the evolution in relationship we are invited into through our connection to the horses.
In gratitude, wisdom and love Jess and the Guided by Equus herd