A beacon in the horse world
May 3, 2014
Many people are excited about glamorous horses running races. Millions watch closely and try to feel the lives of these horses, riders and trainers. Is horse racing the sport of kings, or an exploitative business? Why do we marvel at horses? Are there other ways to enjoy their beauty? Share this post with your friends to spread awareness of what the horse world looks like behind the scenes, and from a horse’s perspective.
A beacon in the horse world
by Graeme Green
In producing the film “The Path of the Horse” Stormy May created a beacon for those in the world who believed there might be something more in our relationship with horses. In so doing, she took a journey, that so many of us would love to have taken.
How many of us though would have traveled, observed and listened, then returned wiser but most likely, just continued our lives.
Watch the Path of the Horse here:
But for Stormy the film proved not the journey, it represents no more than the start; albeit a very inspiring start. The book takes us deeper into that experience and then continues to share with us the subsequent journey. Bringing together frank experiences from her life as a trainer, including candid and honest reference to some of her own of false starts and challenges, with the hope giving direction born of personal enlightenment and change; culminating in the sanctuary and freedom that has grown within the OurHorses movement.
In the book Stormy champions a different way to share our lives with our horses. A way that is underpinned by equality and respect, as well as one that displays the real depth of honesty and intimacy that can be shared with these truly incredible beings.
It is a book for those who seek to be the change that our horses need. It is a book to challenge our place in this world, as well as one that reconnects us with true humanity.
It is a path which is still being laid; creating and holding the space for OurHorses, it has facilitated the growth of a deeper shared awareness built upon more honest and equal experiences. And so the journey continues.
I cannot wait to see where we go now.
The Path of the Horse: from competition to compassion is now available as an audiobook!
After 25 years in the City of London, Graeme decided to let the horses set the path and runs an Equine Facilitated Learning business in the UK called HorseHeard, working with young people and disadvantaged groups around the country. He is now developing a complementary service as an equine healer, specializing in distance readings and dowsing. He owes an enormous debt of gratitude to a large Irish Draft called Ernie whose persistence has helped to create and develop this new life direction.
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just saw the entire documentary…thank you, truly an eye, and soul, opener!