Equinemity harnesses the profoundly intuitive connection between human and horses to help even people who have never been on a horse understand themselves and experience deep trust, direct power, and genuine connection.
How does this work? Horses are first and foremost herd animals. They're also prey animals—meaning they're on someone's paleo menu. Horses are extraordinarily sensitive beings whose very existence and evolution has depended on being highly attuned to their environment. If a horse senses a threat, it instantly transmits DANGER to the entire herd.
When "things aren't as they seem," that is a potential threat to a horse. Imagine this: blue sky, peaceful valley, everything seems fine, so....why am I scared? Ah hah! Saber tooth in the trees! Horses read the energy of a situation. If they sense any incongruency—if what they see does not match up with how they feel—they recognize it as a potential threat.
This innate ability to read safety or danger includes reading humans. Horses read our energy: They literally know what we are thinking, feeling and saying. If our words don't match our energy, the horse's body language reveals that mismatch.
It works both ways. If incongruency signals potential danger, congruency equals safety. If you look scared and act scared and are scared, you're an energetic match.
Humans also instinctively detect when "things aren't as they seem," but then we muck it up. We get creative and act on what we think is going on. We talk ourselves into (and out of) feelings and situations. We lie to ourselves and say "no, it's all good, I'm fine!" Wesecond guess. We make up stories, leap to conclusions, and assume all sorts of things about people in our lives and work groups—and more often than not, we get it wrong. It's easy to see how conflict arises at work and in our personal lives.
Horses pay attention to energetic mismatches. If what you feel on the inside doesn't match what you do on the outside, our equine partners let us know. While this may sound woo woo to some, this simple fact of biology provides an extraordinary opportunity for people to see—literally—where they are not lining up. And when you realize that your behavior is incongruent with what's actually going on in your head (or your herd), you can do something about it.
As the Zen Buddhist saying goes, How you do anything is how you do everything.
I understand now that each and every action I take, word I speak, and decision I make contributes to the creation of the life I choose to live.