The horses are basically always in the presence. Horses do not live in the past or in the future. Their only concern is how things feel right now, in the present moment.
There’s nothing wrong with thinking about the past or the future. However doing so prevents us from being one hundred percent present to our reality, what is actually happening at this very moment in time.
Horses are acting out of what now presents itself in front of them, in a way humans are struggling with. We often actively think about yesterday and tomorrow, our minds wanders.
Horses therefore have a lot to teach us about healing and presence. Living life in THIS moment, with an open heart, and trusting our gut.
Live in the moment! Be here now! Look at your feet; that’s where your life is! The past has been spent; the future is an unwritten check but the present is a gift. There are many ways to say the same thing. Sometimes humans need these simple reminders to be fully present .
Horses Help Humans Be Real, Honest, and Present
Being in the energy field of a horse is a powerful experience. They share their energy to calm and ground us, and to bring us fully into our bodies in the present moment. Horses are deeply aware of the world around them, and their natural mindfulness helps us to raise our own awareness. By staying grounded in the present moment with the horse, we are able to discover and accept our truth.
Being in the presence of a horse also invites an individual to increase awareness of their environment and experience the here and now. Being present, or engaging in mindfulness, is essential to coping with life and reducing distress.
The human benefit of being in the now with one’s horse can be a mutually improved relationship, mentally, emotionally, and most important, physically.
The power of being in the now is natural for horses. If we want that power, it needs to become natural for us as well. A horse can be our greatest teacher, reminding us to be fully present not only when we ride but in every moment of our life.
Love is what you give your complete attention to. Children know this, so do horses.