About a month ago, I made the difficult decision to move my horse Remington to a different ranch. Due to a series of stressful events, including an injury he sustained during his training, my gut told me that it was time for us to make a radical change. I decided to move him to a ranch where I used to board Romeo….a quiet, slow-paced environment with no pressure, happy horses, and easy-going horse people. A place where he could heal, live in a large paddock and remember what it’s like to just be a horse.
Although I knew I’d be working with a friend/trainer who is gentle, kind and also an animal communicator and that we’d take our time to let Remy tell us what he’d like to do with his life, I didn’t really know what the outcome of this move would be. I only knew that I needed to follow my heart, listen to my gut and trust that a divine plan would reveal itself as time goes by.
As fate would have it, Remy is now living in the same stall/paddock where Romeo lived almost 4 years ago. So many wonderful memories and reassuring feelings have been surrounding me this last week since we made the move. Remy’s vet comes in a few days to radio-graph his leg and I am very optimistic that he’ll get the green light to finally, after a 6-week lay-up, be able to move from his stall, out into his paddock…….the same paddock where Romeo and I spent many hours talking, napping, having lunch together and developing a bond that to this day I still experience.
Animals are a conduit for trust, a guide for us during times of great questioning and uncertainty. Whether it is they who directly teach us with their wise, loving and deeply spiritual ways or it is their presence in our lives and our responsibilities to them….our relationships with them…..animals have a way of guiding us back to ourselves. Back to a place of acceptance, peace and understanding. They show us the way to follow our instincts and trust that the outcome will be blessed by divine grace.