It’s a cold frosty morning, the air is still and the sun is shining, all of nature glistening beautifully. A perfect day to take a moment to be still, to breathe in the beauty of life and nature, and to appreciate what is.
I had an animal communicator out to talk to Buddy a couple of days ago, and she relayed to me that Buddy and I have been working against each other recently. Since returning from Spain Buddy has noticed a change in me, and he is feeling more noise when I get in the saddle, and I’ve had a somewhat impatient manner with him. I realise that I haven’t really been taking in to account that while I was learning Buddy was having time off, and that he would need time to adjust to the ‘new me’.
So this afternoon I decided to go ‘back to basics’. I took a deep breath and went to the school with him, still in his rug from the field and just a headcollar on, I directed him to the block and hopped aboard. He walked off as I sat down on him and I chose not to correct this today, as I’m aware this is likely to do with the ‘noise’ and impatience he’s been getting from me lately. So while he walked I sat and took note of the tensions in my body. Sure enough I was holding tension through my seat and leg, which in turn added tension through my core and up to my shoulders. So I spent a few minutes releasing the tensions in myself while Buddy chose where to go. Once I felt completely calm and relaxed I asked him to move away from the corner he had put himself in and walk down the school, then I breathed to a stop, praised him and left it there.
I’ve been so keen to add to our partnership with my new knowledge, I’d temporarily lost sight of what we already had. My wants and desires had been cloaking my authentic self, and causing tension without me realising. So for us now, it’s time to find our calm and begin to work together again.