I ‘hear’ horses speak. I might hear very clear words which actually sounds like they have spoken English out loud, or their emotions, or a general sense of how they are. The more I communicate with a particular horse, often the clearer our conversation becomes.

I am often surprised by what horses say. They can be very clear about what is bothering them.

I am an empath, which means I often feel when they are in pain or discomfort. This happens the most and the strongest when I am touching them, yet also occurs when I am just 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, which is more like a wave of energy; 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.