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 Lazer Tapping instructor. 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.
10 thoughts on “Herd Negotiation & Body Language Conversation”
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!
Yes, we call it Horse TV – it’s seriously fascinating!
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!
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 🙂
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 : ))))
Thank you so much for joining us on the journey! xox
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…: )))))
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:
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
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.