by Anna Twinney
“I’m here because I’m concerned about my Remsky, we have spent years together, but in the past 7 months his behavior is beyond recognition”. When Karen, one of my clinic participants said that I knew what started out as an ordinary Natural Horsemanship clinic was soon going to change. She explained that Remsky could no longer leave the pasture without getting extremely upset, his entire body would shake, he could no longer be tied and he would pull back as though he had just seen a ghost!
The fun and excitement of years of trail riding and parades seemed to be over and no one knew why. All Karen knew was that Remsky did not want to leave his pasture…ever!
With little hesitation I asked:” What happened 7 months ago?” Karen began to think back to when the changes appeared and the penny dropped. As tears welled up in her eyes she told me that Black, Remsky’s friend in the herd, died 7 months ago. We then decided that an animal communication consultation, rather than a Natural Horsemanship clinic, would be the best way to approach Remsky’s situation and hopefully implement some kind of resolution.
Later that day I met Remsky briefly and saw exactly what Karen had described. Remsky’s whole body was trembling with fear as he approached a rubber mat that, previous to seven months ago, had caused him no worries for over a decade. His eye was rolling all around, showing the white of fear, as he frantically pulled back from the rack.
I decided it would be best to talk to Remsky from my home once the clinic was over so I could dedicate the necessary time for Remsky and honor his message. The beautiful thing about animal communication is that you can connect to any animal either in their presence or from a distance (even if you are half a world away!).
My conversation with Remsky was, to say the least, extraordinary. There are several keys when entering into a consultation with an animal and one is to leave out all preconceived ideas. It would have been easy to surmise that Remsky was grieving, but as it turned out there was a lot more to the story. A story I would have missed had I entered the conversation with assumptions and preconceived notions.
Remsky began by sharing that his friend had passed and described Black in detail. As it turned out, Black was a lead horse and before his death Remsky had promised that he would take on the responsibility of the herd; a job he had never done before. Their remaining time together passed quickly and before Remsky realized it he was in charge.
He was so concerned about doing his new job well, he decided the best way to succeed was to never leave the pasture. How would he be able to ensure everyone’s well-being if he was not there to oversee them? He did everything he could to stay in that pasture. He even began hiding behind a bush when Karen pulled up outside the paddock with the trailer! He would no longer come down to greet her and when away from home he was so overwhelmed with duty, he would fret.
Once I understood Remsky’s concerns I was able eliminate his fears and replace them with realistic expectations. My background as an Equine Specialist was a huge help as I explained each individual role within the herd and that he, as the leader was not solely responsible for everyone’s safety at every moment. Through words, visions and emotions I was able to reassure Remsky that he and the herd were going to be ok. Remsky also asked me to tell Karen that the number 16 was a very important number.
Now you may have a hard time believing in the reality of animal communication. You may be thinking that it is all a bunch of malarkey or maybe you are excited by the possibility but skeptical as most would be; as I was, in fact before I began my journey. But I can assure you that this is more than wishful thinking or an overactive imagination. Information comes to us in many more ways than our 5 physical senses.
As children we are more open to these messages but as we grow older we are not only influenced by society but also affected by the pressures of everyday life and we slowly learn to ignore them. But we can begin to listen again. Learning to quiet the mind, open the heart and ooze unconditional love allows you to open the way to communicate directly with your companion. The information can come in many ways. For me the messages can come in the form of pictures and visions, emotions, discomfort in the body, an overall sense or feeling and occasionally I’ll even see or hear words.
As for Remsky’s story? Well, not long after the communication session, Karen called and told me that she knew I had spoken to Remsky because the very next time she drove up to the pasture he came down to greet her. He was his normal self again! She also said that 16 was indeed an important number because it was the number of years they had been together. I hear from Karen once in a while and Remsky is still doing fine. They are back to sharing rides and a wonderful relationship again.
This story is particularly important to me because there was a time when I would have only considered desensitization techniques to help Remsky out. I just didn’t know any different. Now, after discovering that the horse’s communication goes far beyond body language, I can use energy work and inter-species communication to really help them.
So what is your horse telling you? The first time you speak to your animal companions is very exciting and when you hear their voices and listen to their wisdom your life will change forever.