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How to guide your human by Dude the horse – Part 2

Fall of my 22nd year – written in “horse time”

Dude cropped

Dude at Shadow Creek

Hi.  This is Dude again. Here is the second part of my story.  If you missed it, look for Part 1 posted Dec. 8.

This is second part of my story of how my move from Shadow Creek Stable to Klein Farm transpired.  I’ll take you through the day before and first day there.

Day before my move:  Today Ann  and some other equine-guided coaches at the new farm performed a ritual at Klein Farm to prepare the other horses and farm for my arrival.   As soon as they started, I joined them in spirit and Ann felt me there and told the others.  She’s learning!  Sis, Cosmo and Victor were just outside the barn  They called in the four directions (a wonderful Native American ritual from my Appaloosa heritage) and set an intention for calm, safe travel and meeting with the other horses.  They visualized this process and smudged (another Native tradition) all four of the stall doors.  I reminded them to thank the horse ancestors and spirits, even though they think they thought of it.  These humans are starting to understanding the connection between all of us and with nature.  Finally!

Moving Day:  I am ready to leave, having said my goodbyes.  Willie was a bit mad at me since we’ve been best buddies for the past eleven years.  Oh well, he will survive and find new buddies.  When Ann arrived I was ready, stepped away from the hay and let her lead me out to the trailer. Deah gently asked me to get on the trailer.  It has been a long time since I rode in a trailer, so I took a couple of minutes checking it out.  Deah was very patient with me so it didn’t take long.  I am more cooperative when I’m not rushed by humans.

We arrived at the Klein Farm about an hour later and Ann took me off the trailer.  I noticed it is a pretty place and felt very calm and peaceful.  We walked around the property just like I told Ann I wanted to; first in front of the barn, then around the perimeter of the pasture.  This is a big pasture with lots of space to run.   I was surprised to see horses in the other pastures.  Ann, you didn’t tell me about that part!

Then she asked me to go in the barn.  I didn’t want to.  I wanted to meet my new herd first, so I dug in my heals and refused.  It took a while but she got the picture eventually and led me to the gate of the pasture where my new herd was.  So you see how I guide the process?

Sis as guide

Sis guiding the coaching with Beth P.

Sis immediately told the other two to stand back and then came right up to me.  We looked at each other, smelled each other and talked about my ride here and how we could work together.  I am really clear she is the leader. Then she let Cosmo and Victor come meet me.

Victor has lots of energy and was very excited to meet me (a little overwhelming frankly).  Cosmo squealed and kicked out (so predictable for a mare).

Sis, Vic, Cosmo

Sis, Victor and Cosmo from afar

Once I met the horses, I was ready to go in the barn.  Ann showed me my new stall, let me eat some hay and meet Chris, Jeanne and Cathy (another of Ann’s friends).  My stall is 4 times the size of my old stall!  I can walk around and lay down comfortably.   After I ate a bit and got a little used to the barn, they turned me into the pasture with the others.

I wasn’t ready to join them and still wanted time to observe, so I ran to the other end of the pasture and stayed there for the next several days.  I introduced myself over the fence to the horses in the other pastures and stood near them for a while so I felt safe.  I watched my new herd mates from afar.

Check back for Part 3 and how I guided the process to join the herd!

How Mr. Bing survived a major move

Energy healing, diet and essential oils maintain quality of life with chronic illness.

November 17, 2014

Mr. Bing is thriving, active and happy – STILL!

In July 2012 my cat, Mr. Bing, was diagnosed with Hypercalcemia (too much Calcium in the blood). He was losing weight quickly, had diarrhea and occasional vomiting.  I made the decision to treat him with complimentary approaches rather than submit him to surgery, chemo and ongoing medical care.  Read earlier blog entries to see his progress.

Last March I reported that Bing had steadily become stronger and was nearly back to his old self.  He had gained most of his weight back and was playing and happy again.

I am delighted to report he is still doing very well.  At his August checkup his vet said he would likely live several more years!  That’s far more than the one year she thought when he was diagnosed in 2012.

We decided he was healthy enough to withstand a move and I drove him 600 mile to live with my daughter and her cat.  He did well on the car ride with me and loved sitting on the console so he could pop up and look out.  He had easy access to his litter box since he needs to go frequently and I did extra energy healing, Kitty Raindrop Therapy with essential oils and Rescue Remedy in front of his ear to keep him calm.

He took several weeks to adjust to the new environment, but my daughter continued with Rescue Remedy and discovered he really liked the food she had for her cat so started feeding him that.  It must have something he needed because he really goes after it.  My daughter even taught him high-five using the food nuggets!

I was very sad for him to go, yet I knew he’d have a good home and another kitty companion.  Just a week before his move my 19 year old cat Oreo decided it was time to go. We both missed her deeply.