Herd Negotiation & Body Language Conversation

My lovely friend Ken Berentzen is visiting and brought his cameras to the barn – where he caught this amazing sequence in slow motion. I give you the chance to watch the clip first, on your own, to form your own impressions of what’s happening… what is the dialogue… what are the nuances of what’s being communicated?

Then I go over the clip piece-by-piece and give you my interpretation of this one snippet of conversation on the first afternoon we mixed the new mustangs in with the herd for the first time…

Jini Patel Thompson is a natural health writer and Freedomite. She began riding at age 2 in Kenya, and got her first horse at age 8 in Alberta, and so continues a life-long journey and love affair with these amazing creatures.

Herd Negotiation & Body Language Conversation

10 thoughts on “Herd Negotiation & Body Language Conversation

  • July 15, 2018 at 3:35 pm
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    Hi Jini, I agree w/ you. Been watching horses for a Very long time and they can teach us so much. IF we only learn to listen!
    Kris Bowman

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    • July 15, 2018 at 8:22 pm
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      Yes, we call it Horse TV – it’s seriously fascinating!

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  • July 17, 2018 at 3:58 pm
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    Before listening to your wonderful commentary I was remarking on how impeccable Montaro was; elegant and noble in the extreme!! He really did come across as a leader in control. And watching them all leave together like that with Montaro bringing up the rear – a lovely sight.
    I’m still a bit mystified that there was the Empowered Mustang Project and how do we get the herds together and should we do it, can we do it; I have no idea how you resolved things and made the decisions and when they arrived, but suddenly there they all are!
    Was there something I missed?
    So glad it all worked out though!

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    • July 19, 2018 at 7:10 am
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      No you didn’t miss it – I just haven’t written it yet! We’ve actually filmed the ENTIRE herd integration – which took place over many days… weeks. So it’s a humongous editing task and is going to take me a while. But, don’t worry, it’s coming 🙂

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      • July 21, 2018 at 8:10 am
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        Aw Jini, I should have realized all that…Everything Paulette has written is what I feel too and your reply to her is also precious, thank you so much for sharing all this with us, much love, R : ))))

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        • July 22, 2018 at 7:54 am
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          Thank you so much for joining us on the journey! xox

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          • July 27, 2018 at 4:41 pm
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            Oh, oh, oh….you HAVE been writing, extensively on the herds coming together!! So sorry, I only just read the fascinating piece about Makah from June 21. The thing is that I am not being notified of all your posts when you publish! So there are gaps in the stories but now I’ve seen I need to go to the webpage and there the treasure trove is…: )))))

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            • July 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm
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              Rachel if you subscribed to the blog you should be getting notified every Sunday of any new posts. But the posts from BEFORE you subscribed are simply on the blog for you to scroll through – or select the desired category… So the herd posts are all under The Empowered Mustang category:

              https://listentoyourhorse.com/category/empowered-mustang-project/

              Enjoy!

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  • July 19, 2018 at 7:03 pm
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    Thank you Jini for being you and for taking in the Wildies. I so honor and respect you for giving this much of yourself to save such noble animals. All the Wildies need humans that walk with compassion and truth to help in any way possible to keep them in safe places. I’m looking forward to the entire herd integration and your interpretations.
    Peace to all, Paulette

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    • July 19, 2018 at 7:13 pm
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      Awww thanks Paulette 🙂 It’s been a challenge for sure! But the thing about challenges – if we follow spirit – is we emerge so much stronger and wiser and our world gets bigger and more beautiful. Guliz and I were watching the herd as the sun set the other day and we were literally basking in the beauty and deliciousness of so many beautiful souls together in one place.

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