Because they’re honest ... how they feel is what they do

HORSES have three qualities that make them naturals at guiding people toward more effectiveness in the world

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The Wisdom of The Prey

Their existence for 55 million years has depended upon their ability to sense the heart rate, muscle tension and breathing of others from 30 feet away (has served them pretty well). They’re hard wired to discover the true intentions of those around them because as prey animals, making a mistake can be deadly. By learning to understand their ‘language’ and reactions to us, we are able to reconnect with our own inner wisdom without fear of judgment or repercussion. The wisdom of the prey is that it can bring us closer to our own true natures.

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The Lack of Hidden Agendas

How they feel is exactly how they act. They don’t talk so they don’t lie. They also let us know EXACTLY how they feel about how we act with them. They’re big, organic biofeedback machines.

Horses don’t care where you live or where you come from, they care about how you are with them right now. They teach presence, honesty and cooperation.

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Transparent Trust

Horses are very clear about trust. Their nature as prey animals is to question the intentions of everyone and everything around them. So, when they trust you, they mean it and what that means is you’re trustworthy.

There is nothing more heartwarming or empowering than to gain the trust of an animal who’s both very selective and totally honest about whom he or she chooses to follow… especially when that choice is a free one.

“Horses respond with all of their being. All they know is honesty.”
Buck Brannaman

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