We were to go up to the 2 different paddocks that housed 2 horses in one smaller circle and 7 horses in the larger one right next to it. We were to see what we could pick up from the horses and see if any horse comes up to us. Cleo came up to me, stood there awhile before wandering off. I guess she was my horse for the day.
A little later that day, when it was my turn to get into the ring for my personal encounter with Cleo, I was suppose to just stand there and let her come up to me. Erin helps me ground myself before entering the ring. I felt a connection with Cleo rightaway. I entered the ring not really knowing what to expect. As soon as I walked into the ring, Cleo came right up to me without any hesitation. She came right up to me and stood with her left side to me. Since I did not know what to do, I just put my hands on her shoulder first then started to move up and down her neck, back and chest. It was just absolutely magical, standing there so close to this enormous beautiful horse and making a connection. Cleo stood there chewing with her eyes closed. Both of us were enjoying this so much. She stood there for a few minutes, and then she turned and approached me so her right side was next to me. I put my hands on her moving them all around, just kind of petting her. It felt like it was just she and I in the entire world. After a few minutes just moving my hands over the right side, she did the horse thing where they blow out there mouth with their lips vibrating and walked away. I had made such an awesome connection with Cleo and she showed me how good I made her feel and that I should continue to learn how to help other animals.
I was just so full of this new electrical type energy I had never felt before. It was a great high! So I leave the ring and go out to see what others have to say about what they saw. Erin said all the other horses had stopped what they were doing in the other ring, walked to the edge near Cleo and me and stood chewing (confirmation from horses) and watching. Erin said that I had connected with the entire herd and they all were confirming. Everyone else was in awe. Some said they got goose bumps. They all said they felt this powerful pure love between Cleo and me, and it went thru the entire herd.
At the end of the day, Erin asked everyone what they “Aha” moment. Mine was of course when I connected with Cleo. Another lady said that was her moment also.
I am not sure where I am going but I can’t wait to see.
I have never been around horses much before this day.