I went on a fabulous course called ‘The Way of the Horse’ yesterday at the Red Horse Foundation, near Stroud. We learnt about the intimate relationship Man has had with horse since the Scythians in about 700BC first started domesticating them. We have since abused this relationship of course, not least through the slaughter of millions of horses during wartime. Even though we don’t abuse horses on that scale any more we still have a long way to go before we truly appreciate what the horse can give us if we work in true partnership with them.
Places like Red Horse Foundation who honour the power of the horse and work with them to heal badly damaged people are starting to open our eyes to the incredible spirit of the horse. Their work is based on the EGALA model which you can learn more about in the video below.
Suffice to say, this blogger, who since she was thrown off a horse at the age of 12 and has never trusted one since, now has a completely new respect for this wondrous animal.