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Saturday, 21 April 2012

Jet and Trinity, An Unusual Bond

To set the scene....when I first noticed this series of events the horses were in the following positions: Jet was standing at the far left side of the paddock, Luc was laying flat out at the far right side of the paddock and the two fillies were laying side by side in the middle of the paddock. This series begins when Jet lies down.

 Trinity lifts her head, followed by Sirius.
 Trinity rises....
 ..and signals to Sirius to stay where she is. Normally the two fillies get up together.
 Trinity moves quietly, yet with purpose towards Jet.
 Trinity's ears are forward signalling good will.
 Jet has NEVER been known to allow anyone or anything close to her while she is a vulnerable on the ground position. This is the second day in a row that this 'ritual' has been allowed.
 Notice in the following photographs that the filly lowers her head to 'work' and raise her head between 'sessions' which creates a 'pump'. This 'pump' pulls energy from the tailbone to the top of the head.

 The photograph above shows Trinity grounding through the root / hind legs....
 ...and back to the balancing.
 Jets head drops lower and lower as she relaxes through the session.
 ...meanwhile on the other side of the paddock ...
 Luc begins a series of deep yawns...
 ..and Trinity pivots away from Jet and moves toward Luc.
 Trinity drops her head, nibbles grass and slides in closer to Luc.
 Luc flattens out again...
 Trinity comes closer.
 Luc raises up..
 ..onto his sternum.
 Pins his ears and moves his head towards Trinity..
 ...Trinity swings in one swift quiet movement..and slowly moves away.
Luc resumes his 'deep' grounding on his own....for now

Trinity finds a quiet lay down. Lots of good feelings on the land here today.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Autism....Markers....and such

When I was a very small child I had some rather quirky habits.
I had to wash my hair every single that the roots stood up straight. If the roots bent over my head hurt badly.
I had to wash my body in an almost ritualistic manner.....face four times, each arm four times, each leg four times...or I felt incomplete and off balance all day.
I could not wear tight clothing. No wool especially if it touched my skin. Scarves had to be loose. Hats as well....or better yet none at all.
From time to time I 'needed' to roll myself up in one of our 'feather ticks' TIGHTLY and completely....until the 'feeling' washed over my being and brought peace.
I had my own world...of horses....little white porcelain mares and foals in a set of eight. A gift from my sister Marlene.

 I 'owned' a stable of stick horses of all colours and breeds, kept in the back yard. One was a willow stick that sprouted and grew :) Another a horse chestnut..and a walnut. All big trees now.
As I grew older animals, cows, horses, dogs, cats, rabbits all played a role in helping to calm my energies so I didn't 'hurt'.
I was the Queen of Self Medication. I knew how to help my-self...still do.
Twiddling thumbs, stimming, rocking, hand flapping all brought a change in energy. Think about this....if I was in the presence of someone or something that created a stimulation in my 'fear' center which sits near my tailbone...I could 'raise' the location of the energy thereby changing the way it made me feel by using some or all of the aforementioned methods.....

I saw my world as moving shifting energy.
Faces were not important. In fact faces could easily lie.
Feelings were true.
How another person was feeling is what they 'looked like' to me.
If someone was angry they looked black, dark, red...muddy.
If someone was loving and kind they glowed a 'pearlescent' hue of rainbows....stardust.

What someone said had to 'fit' their 'feeling' in order for me to HEAR them!

Labels hurt..they still do, whether they be clothing labels or functioning labels.

Horses and cattle above all others including other humans brought me the most immediate feeling of calm and peace....still do.
Animals spoke the same language as me. They sent me thought was fast and timeless. Speaking meant I had to slow down the process and it 'hurt' to slow it down....

My advice to parents of young children in these days of 'labels'....
Ignore markers.
Love your babies purely and truly from your heart.
When 'fear' creeps in...YOU CHANGE...shape, colour and become a stranger in your home...and your sensitive child will respond accordingly.
He can't recognize your face...because it was never your face he was looking at to start with! It was YOU..the whole YOU....and YOU are gone when love shifts to fear...and YOU return when LOVE returns....
Be Love and be well.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

The Fillies Working the Energy

April 10, 2012 a.m. Jet, the elder mare, began a strong heat cycle at the recent Full Moon. She has been irritable and 'off balance' during this cycle. Young Sirius Eclipse drops to the ground in an attempt to help with the energy.
Sirius stands again and moves to Jet's side, feeling her energies in a more intimate manner.
Sirius begins a series of deep yawns to help the energy move.
Sirius engages Trinity Red Star in some 'balancing' beginning with the heart center, muzzles working circles on and just behind the withers. The methods they will use are exactly as taught to them by their dams.
The two fillies move a little further back using a series of 'sweeps' along the spine.

As the energy 'expands' in the gonad (sacral) they move back to the withers and continue to work there. This helps open the pathways even more than before....and they'll work their way back to the gonad as they 'feel' the mare and their own systems can handle the increased flow of force.
Notice throughout the series of pictures that the mare, Jet remains stationary, left hip dropped and left hind leg resting.
The fillies move to the rear and combine sweeping the spine balancing Solar Plexus and Gonad (Trinity) with muzzle circles on the root (Sirius)...

Both fillies engage in sweeping....when the mare 'sweeps' her foal she uses her chin and rubs quite firmly from center of back to withers to root and off the back of her foal...

The fillies are preparing to switch sides...

They both have a series of several deep jaw stretching, eye rolling yawns...

They continue to work much the same as the first side but with more work towards the root center.

Both fillies give a 'nip' to the hip to relay that the balancing session is complete.
They move toward Jet and notice she is shifting her weight to the other leg.
The fillies drop their noses to the ground in front of Jet which quite literally 'grounds' the energies.

More deep yawning to move energy...
Jet switches weight bearing leg again...
and stands square...balanced.
The session is complete.

This is typical behavior as seen in herds of all sizes especially when the horses have had some degree of interaction with others in a natural environment.
The two fillies Trinity and Sirius were born on a ranch among the herd which included the stallion as well as a herd of cattle.
They had minimal handling or interference from humans prior to delivery to Highfields at my request. It was well worth it!