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How your thoughts and feelings directly affect your horse

equine connection mindset Mar 04, 2024

Your horse is super sensitive, and picks up on all of your feelings!

So when you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, rushed, frustrated, irritated, etc...even if you think you're doing a good job of hiding it, your horse picks up those vibes. 

Horses live in the moment, they are grounded, and very much 'in their body'. They are consciously aware of everything around them, due to them being prey in the wild, so they have awareness of potential incoming danger. 

Sensitive and aware of their surroundings. 

Humans, on the other hand, are very much living in their heads, very busy minds, generally not grounded, and thinking lots of thoughts at speed, uncontrolled, and generally either thinking back to the past or projecting into the future. 

So we are already quite disconnected from our horses, by default. 

Horses are generally looking for safety (survival instincts), so when they experience us as distracted, disconnected, fearful, ungrounded, etc, they don't feel safe. 

And this is why your mindset and energy are SO important when handling and working with your horse. When you can create a calm, relaxed, confident, trusting environment for your horse...this is then how they will respond! 

This is how is all works...

How you're feeling:

  • Busy
  • Distracted 
  • Not in moment
  • Not fully relaxed
  • Looking for the negatives
  • Rushed
  • Overwhelmed
  • Frustrated
  • Disappointed
  • Not clear thinking and feeling
  • No feelings of enjoyment with horse
  • It’s a chore

And therefore: 

  • Finding horse ‘difficult’
  • Horse doesn’t understand or respond to requests
  • Lack of clarity
  • Lack of progress
  • Lack of motivation
  • Making excuses
  • Horse feels frustration / negativity

And this turns into a CYCLE of events. 


If you can show up for your horse in a clear, positive, relaxed, grounded state, your sessions will reflect that back to you as your horse will feel safe and relaxed with you, and want to be with you! 

Thoughts create feelings, and you are in control of your thoughts, even if you think you're not! 

By changing your thoughts you change everything around you, what you see, how you feel, and how your horse reacts and responds to you, and it’s an accumulative situation.

Creating a more positive mindset creates a completely different experience with your horse…they feel this shift - both mentally and energetically, you are in the moment together, energetically ‘together’ instead of disconnected, they are much more responsive to you, they feel safer with you, they become more relaxed as trust develops, and the space is then available for your horse to be the BEST BOY / GIRL every day!! And that definitely isn’t available while you are still stuck in negative thoughts.

The power of mindset and energy work combined, is phenomenal! When you work on retraining your negative thoughts and therefore your feelings, you will be AMAZED at how quickly and effectively your connection with your horse shifts. 

BOOK A FREE 30 MINUTE EQUINE OWNERS SUPPORT COACHING CALL with me, where I will help you understand the proven mindset and energy shifts that will unlock trust and connection with your horse, and help you change and improve how you feel everyday and the relationships you have in your life, especially the one you have with your horse. CLICK HERE TO BOOK...I look forward to meeting you...Jenny x


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