Recently an animal communicator said that my horse Amadeo no longer wanted the pressure of performance. He wants to just be a horse. I was surprised because he has not been able to perform and there has been no particular pressure on him to perform. But when I looked more deeply at my own emotional messages to him, the pressure, the expectation is there. For his whole life, he has been seen as that: a horse with a job and expectations. Because of his allergies, his injuries and his volatility, he has also been like a boy in a bubble. Small turn outs, no way to get in trouble.
Last week the barn manager, Melvin, started to put him in a big field across the street. We thought let’s see what happens. Since then, we have noticed that he is calmer, more balanced. Soon, we are hoping that he will move up to Little Brook Farm and be able to be ridden by the wonderful Summer Brennan. Relationships and connection without the old pressures.
ps. If you have not seen Summer’s work with the Mustang Amado, check it out on the Little Brook Facebook page.