With time various topics, most connected to the 'ancient ways,' will be covered. Some of these might be controversial in nature - you're most welcome to contribute.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hakahn ...

One night ... he left everything behind, lost souls and all things materialistic,
he walked for many moons ... North to the endless horizons.
The places of Stillness and Solitude the Old Ones told him about,
he made a bow and slept besides small fires ... eyes of a Wild Woman watching ...

Never will he return to the 'nest of civilization' ... lonely place for the Soul,
never will he see the selfish ... the actors of the Soul.
He crossed rivers and mountains, avoiding all humans,
he entered wild country and his Soul was set free.

That same night he dreamed about a grey horse,
a horse with the name Hakahn.
He woke the next morning ... a sudden alertness of the mind,
walking with purpose, to the place of endless horizons.

In early spring he sat on a dune covered with winter grass,
watching herds of zebra, springbok and wildebeest.
Then he saw it, a single grey horse running with the zebras,
the wind changed, the zebras bolted ... the grey horse circled.

The grey horse circled and circled, snorting, tail in the air,
testing the wind until it spotted him.
Snorting, pawing the ground ... the horse faced him,
then suddenly took off ... joining the zebra.

That night he slept at the foot of the dune, beside a small fire,
in the shadows the Wild Woman watched him ... her eyes smiling.
In the morning, he picked up the tracks of the horse,
he walk for many moons.

Sometimes he found the horse, sometimes the horse found him,
without expectations he followed the path of the grey horse.
The day came where he touched Hakahn's forehead, 
they became One ... moving to the same place of endless horizons.

The Bushmen tell stories of a naked man on a grey horse,
they see their tracks and sometimes ...
They see them in the Shadows, watching them,
then they know it is time to move ... the Others are coming ...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Language of the Horse ...

Just as a deaf person reads lips, so a horse reads the gestures, the carriage and the overall expression of the human body ...

If we truly want to achieve unity with our horses, we must be absolutely aware that every, even the most minuscule, movement of our body, conveys extraordinarily powerful information, whether we are on the horse or on the ground.  If we want to communicate with our horses we must first acknowledge that, to them, every expression of our body has content and meaning.  Every movement becomes a word, a sentence, a paragraph: information.  A person's entire energetic state can be known by and even transferred to the horse.
Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling

My 'bush pony', with the current name of Mr Flow (long story) is a bit lame, that and some other chronic issues, tell me that something is not completely right.  He is a tough little horse, very alert and solid in the bush - he is also the only horse I own, I can shoot a bow off.  We are both on a strong learning curve and lameness we can't afford ...

Wild horses in nature are very robust and energetic, because they are natural conductors of universal energy - just like everything else in Nature.  The moment we take a horse out of his natural environment, we interfere wit his natural energy patterns.  Shoes on a horse, the feed we weed, lack of movement, confinement in stables, control - all interfere with the flow of energy through a horse.  The very domesticated human suffers from the same affliction - blockages and therefore a lack of energy.

Due to the strong energy of a horse and their natural ability as 'healers' they sometimes attract 'low energy' or 'needy' humans.  Our energy can change the energy of a horse and vice verse ...

Horses are very 'fine' in detecting our energy levels and body language ... they expect us to see the same in them - most of the times we fail ... because of ignorance or lack of knowledge.

Horses respond very quickly to the right treatment, because they don't have egos.  Remove 'energy' blockages from a horse and take care of your own, will bring quick improvement to your horse.

When I'm 'low' in energy, I shy away from people and horses - the latter is a mistake.  Horses have strong healing energy and they have the ability to generate it endlessly ... the presence of a horse can pull you out of the doldrums of the soul very quickly.  A horse's nose in the neck, touching a horse can bring an electrifying change to any negative state of the mind.

Mr Flow's lameness has woken me up, forced me to have a good look at myself ... my own energy levels, my posture, my body language, my state of mind. This horse carries me and by doing so, we are one and we share our energies - while treating this horses, I also have to look at myself very thoroughly.

There is a strong imbalance in the forequarters of the horse, which also leads to chronic seedy toe that doesn't want to go away.  This can be changed and permanently fixed.

A few sessions of massage, stretching, light exercise and pressure point stimulation the last couple of days ... very positive change in the energy levels of this horse.  With this comes a very strong urge to 'move' forward, a walk with purpose and a change in posture.  Today this change had a massive affect on me ... a disruption and distribution of energy flow in myself ... an urge to change and fix many things ...

This is the language of the horse ...