I ‘hear’ horses speak. I might hear very clear words which sounds like they have spoken English out loud, or I might ‘hear’ their emotions, or a general sense of how they are. I am often surprised by what horses say. They can be very clear about what is bothering them. 

Each horse communicates differently, some are open and speak quite loudly, others are more reticent, some are aloof and wait and watch a lot. Often some small adjustments in what a person is doing with a horse can make a major change.

If a horse isn’t listening to their person, there is a genuine reason for it. I can help with this.Horses are not accustomed to being listened to, so making changes in how we listen to our horses, and ask them to listen to us, can make a big difference in our relationship with them. 

I am an empath, which means I often feel when horses are in pain or discomfort. This is strongest when I am touching them, yet can also occur when I am watching them from a distance. I feel in my own body a physical sensation which they are experiencing, so for example if they have a sore right jaw I will have pain in my right jaw. Or I might feel in my body an emotional response they are having, this is especially strong when they are fearful.

When I physically look at a horse I frequently notice where they have tension or pain before they are lame. This might be due to their physical changes as they adjust their body (which we call compensating) to the pain or discomfort, which occurs prior to them being obviously lame. But I will often also see an energetic change in some part of their body, which occurs well before they are in enough pain that they compensate or become lame.

Then there is the more obvious body language of horses, which is the most commonly accepted and talked about way in which they communicate. This can be learned by anyone who desires to. The most common stumbling block here is that there are a lot of assumptions about what the body language of horses means, which can be incorrect, as there is such variance in the communication depending on the particular horse and the circumstances.

If you want to understand what your horse is saying and feeling, I am here to help. Call me.