Next thing I know I’m out of the saddle, onto her neck, and then sailing through the air and right into a tree. I lay there on the side of the trail trying to breathe. When I hit the tree I collapsed my lung and broke 10 ribs (5-11 were flail), broke my collar bone, and fractured my scapula in three places.
Your emotional health affects your horse. Is your horse a challenging horse which you feed into this challenge state of mind? Start with yourself. Check in with your emotional state, observe your horse recognize the change you make. Pay attention to the small things.
Some of the most common questions I get asked as an equine therapist are, “Why is my horse sore there?” or “Why is he out there?” Sometimes the answer is simple. Other times it is not.
The poetry flowing from this grand adventure shines a light on a more humane world where human and horse may live in harmony. For just a few hours, the spectator sets off to discover new horizons, the limits of his imagination, and gets to experience a waking dream in a world where beauty, serenity and hope reign. – Cavalia