You have been called here
Everyone reading this has been called together into this virtual pasture. Each person found their own unique way here and now has 100% responsibility to create this OurHorses community as you want it to be. We are all real people behind these words and machines. We are all family. We are coming together to help each other. We are coming together to learn how to work together to heal ourselves and the planet. We are coming together to show how we can live in peace.
The cost? Show up, shine your light, speak your truth and listen to others. Have fun, be bold, find strength in humility, power in community.
The heart of the OurHorses community at this stage is in the discussions we take part in as we start to get to know each other. We will soon be offering workshops and retreats around the world, but for now, let’s use our community center on this website to socialize and create the future we have dreamed about. There are currently 4 active groups within this community; they are:
Open group – This group is open to everyone who is interested in exploring the future of horse human relationships.
Hontoto relationships – This group is for people who do not ride or breed horses. (more information below)
Service projects – This is where we discuss what service projects we might want to get behind as a group.
Katherina’s horses – This is our most active community service project, raising funds to feed 5 horses in Germany for a year. Read the most current stories about the herd in this section.
Join one or more of our groups here: http://ourhorses.org/groups/
If something doesn’t work on this website the way you like, let us know. We have probably been waiting for you to speak up and help out. If you would like to see the website translated into other languages, you can offer this too. Please contact us here.
Also, join us in the chat room. We’d like to set up regular weekly chat times. So far, the best times have seemed to be Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 11am Pacific (2pm Eastern.) Log into the chat room and leave a message there, or maybe find a new friend. Let us know what times work best for you.
Remember, we have the holiday special of 2 DVDs plus a book going on for 2 more weeks. Help spread the message by sharing the Path of the Horse. Click here for the holiday special.
In case you’re new to OurHorses, here’s a little more about the hontoto relationships group:
Members of the hontoto relationships group choose to stand under the following pledge:
I pledge to create peaceful, healthy, hontoto* relationships with the horses in my life. While I cannot know for certain how a horse experiences being ridden, scientific studies have shown that riding can cause pain and damage to a horse’s back, head, mouth, and other parts of their bodies. I will not ride, nor will I support equestrian sport, which places human gratification over the well-being of horses.
I pledge to not breed horses or condone the breeding of captive horses while there are not enough homes for all the horses alive today to live lives where they are protected and cared for.
I pledge to use the time that would be spent riding or in other self-serving pursuits to heal myself, so I can help care for others and the planet we share. I will spend less time in ways that gratify primarily myself or my immediate family, (e.g. television watching, gaming, sports, travel, shopping, hobbies, etc.) and devote the resources that would have been spent on these to help create and support sanctuaries for horses and humans where everyone is cared for.
I pledge to use my gifts and talents to share what I have in excess with my neighbors and my family from all parts of the world in the best ways I know how according to my heart stirrings.
*Hontoto: a Maidu Indian word meaning together in heart and spirit. Used to designate a way of being with horses and others that is characterized by freedom from force, restriction, and pain and focused on healing and leading healthy lives in community. More information about hontoto here: http://ourhorsescommunity.blogspot.com/2012/03/training-secrets-revealed-part-4.html