My discussions with this lovely horse listener, Valérie, in Belgium began when she was having issues with her stallion and wondering how/if she was ever going to be able to find a place to board him where he could live any kind of natural life. Of course, she was also wondering whether to geld him and how he felt about that. If you’ve been reading my series on How To Manifest the Land Of Your Dreams, you’ll know that many of us walk this process of frustration, until we can finally get our own place. Here’s her story:
I’ve shared my life with the most incredible Spanish stallion for 5 years now. I never had such a profound and wonderful relationship with a horse before. Campeon and I are best friends, good therapists for each other, almost soulmates, and teachers with a lot of respect, complicity and love.
Campeon was cut off from his natural instincts and he was not expressing himself at all when I got him. My vision about wellbeing for horses is to meet their fundamental needs in the most natural way and develop their natural instincts, so they can be good in their body, mind, and emotions.
So, with ethology, I ‘worked’ with him to let his instincts come back so he could express himself. I also did a lot of animal communication whenever issues occurred. His opinion is super important to me.
As he developed several injuries, I undertook different trainings to be able to cure him with natural healing and animal communication.
The mentality in Belgium is still very closed about equine ethology, communication, along with ethics and wellbeing, but I always felt and acted in a different way with the horses around me… without a logical explanation. I bought a lot of books and I do a lot of courses to help me understand horses a lot better since I’ve had mine.
Also, finding a nice stable where horses can have clean water, hay, friends, a clean stall, and daylight every day was my ongoing challenge…
Since I first got my horse, my dream was to get a house with a big piece of land, find a good friend for him, and organize the field to meet all their fundamental horse needs.
I discovered Jini’s videos and website through my research. Through her work and sharing, I discovered a lot of answers and reasons for my everyday acts that I just did because I felt it was right.
Since our first exchange on the blog, Jini was a great help with advice and experience. She helped me/us to get through a lot of important steps, like castration, herd integration, horse language and a lot more.
After two years of exchanges and support from her, I can finally announce my good news: I moved to my dream house, with a big piece of land for my horse, less than a month ago. I met an amazing pony and he’s the perfect friend for my horse. He’s perfect for me too!
Since we moved, I keep a big smile on my face, watching them discovering our new place.
Both of my horses gave me the message that they don’t have to worry anymore. They are in good care in a kind of paradise. They both need time with me every day, as they need a little bit more time to feel secure. They feel secure when I’m around them. They are very supportive and are really great help when I’m working with the land. They always want to participate in what I’m doing, to be a part of it.
We go for a walk together every weekend and I organized my terrace so they can come right outside my patio door. They often like to nap there.
Also, they want to help people, like Jini’s herd. We do a lot of meditations together and they would like to do it with more people. We are building our own perfect life together. – Valérie S.
When I read Valérie’s story, two things stick out for me: The first is how she so diligently worked to be able to understand her stallion Campeon. She booked a private session with the Singing Horse herd and then took an online course, to increase her animal communication skills. She kept reading and attending various trainings to grow her skillset in both animal communication and natural healing methods. When Campeon got injured, she didn’t just treat his physical body, but went deeper into why he was injured, and what messages he was sending her via his body.
The second aspect is that Val dug deep into her own heart’s desire; what did she really REALLY want, from her deepest heart? And she didn’t give up until she made that happen. She had a lot of difficulty and hassle over the two years before she could manifest her dream house and land, but she didn’t give up. She kept moving forward, listening to her horse, and clearing/healing issues as they arose.
She also set a clear intention for the companion she wanted for Campeon – and allowed that perfect companion to manifest in whatever form was best for her late-gelded horse.
I love their story, because when we listen to our horse, our gut, our heart, our intuition… it ultimately leads us somewhere magical and beautiful.