True horse whispering is not “just” horse training for young or problem horses. It is the ability to communicate with a horse mind-to-mind, heart-to-heart and spirit-to-spirit throughout the horse’s life. Anyone with an open mind and no ego can learn to do it, too. We are all born with the 5 spiritual senses of intuition, Clairvoyance, Clair-sentience, Clair-audience and Clair-cognizance. Most of us turn these abilities off in childhood when some well-meaning adult tells us, “Oh, that’s just your imagination.” So we really don’t have to learn something new. We just have to figure out how to turn these abilities back on.
How can this help in our relationship with our horses? It can help us to determine that the horse has pain issues, needs some serious chiropractic and isn’t trying to make your life miserable by being an asshole. We can determine if that little bit of colic is going to be a big deal and needs veterinary intervention immediately. We can hear and communicate with the horse to reassure them about what we are doing with them and that it really is going to be okay. We can find out if they like their job or if they would really rather be doing something else. We can find out if our riding style needs adjusting. The list goes on and on.
I started riding when I was 9 years old at a riding camp. I’ve never stopped. I have been incredibly blessed that I have been a professional horse person my whole life. I operated a therapeutic riding program for disabled kids for over 35 years. It was while doing this program in 1990 that I “heard” a non-verbal child speak to me. Once I had it confirmed, the suggestion was made to learn to communicate with the horses because it would make the program really safe. One thing has led to another and now I know there are no limits to the types of information that I can receive from animals, humans, both people and pets on the other side and even from the Universe. It feels amazing but at times overwhelming.
Horses (and all animals) communicate with visual images, tastes, smells, sounds and feelings. The feelings can either be emotions or pain. Do they have all of the same emotions that we do? No. We need to make sure we are not being anthropomorphic, but at the same time recognize that they do have some of the same emotions that we have. They get afraid of some new things. They miss their buddies when they are separated. They are claustrophobic which is why they don’t like some horse trailers. Many hate being confined to a stall. Horses talk to other horses and other animals the same way we talk to each other but most of the time it is all mental. Body language, vocalizations and gestures can relay information but most of the time it is all telepathic.
Do horses know words? Yes. Many of them know a lot of words. While they can’t say the words out loud, they can say them in their heads. We just have to learn to listen faster. Horses don’t know the rules of polite human conversation – I talk. I pause. You talk. And, they KNOW they are telepathic – all animals are – so they are always sending us information telepathically, hoping we hear some or all of it. It must be frustrating for them when we are the ones who don’t hear them, all the while they are sending out information in the only way they know how.
When I first started doing this work, I made barn calls. I felt that I needed to be near the horse in order to read it. But then I found I was putting my back to the horse while I was there because I was being distracted by the physical. My early clients were incredulous because they expected me to look at the horse, not just feel for the horse. My “read” on the horse was more clear if I wasn’t looking at it.
Eventually, clients would call me and as they were telling me what the problem was, I was feeling information over the phone. That was mind blowing to me – how could I know things without seeing the horse and being with it? Then I started learning about physics which tells us everything is energy and everything has a vibration and frequency. I realized all I was doing was picking up on the energy of the horse through the owner. That’s when I changed my practice to doing phone readings all over the world.
How do I do this? First, I ground myself, which involves visualization and intention. Second, I have to get out of my own way – Ego means “Easing God Out.” So I have to make sure I am in Surrender and that I have no stake the outcome of the reading – just relay ethical information in the kindest way possible. Third, as my client talks about their horse by giving me the name, age, breed and what the issue is, I give my client unconditional love. As they are talking about their horse, I can feel the love they have for them and “follow” that energy to the horse. Then I mentally greet the horse and start listening. Fourth, I listen really fast. I know as I am posing the concern of the owner, the horse has already sent me back the information. I can then scan the horse energetically for where there are pain issues, saddle fit issues, etc. and recommend chiropractic adjustments or acupuncture. I also get direct information from the horse about it’s living situation, other horses, the sport the horse does, etc. The details blow me away. I am always shocked and surprised at the details because it is not my stuff and I could not have known the information that the horse is sharing. Often there is dead silence on the other end of the phone because the owner is shocked at what I am telling them.
I love doing readings on horses. Over the last 25 years, I have been able to help thousands of horses and their owners to lead happier, healthier, less painful lives. I have also helped many horses to excell at their given sport by sharing detailed information with the owner about changes that needed to be made which allowed the horse to maximize their potential. I have also helped many horse owners cope with the loss of their beloved horses by sharing details of their life together from the horse’s perspective from the other side. And I have also helped horse owners realize that the spirit of the horse they lost has done a “walk-in” into the next horse they purchased. It heals their heart.
If you really want to deepen the relationship that you have with your horse and become a true horse whisperer, you can utilize these methods and really begin to trust what you are feeling and sensing when you spend time with them. Anyone can learn to do it. Just get out of your own way.
Terri Jay can be reached in Nevada at (775)849-2727 or through her website at www.TerriJay.com She is available for Speaking Engagements, Workshops, Seminars and private and group readings by phone and Skype.