About Reflection of the Horse

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The making of Reflection of the Hose has been an evolution.

What started out as Cara Pegasus Equine Assisted Learning evolved into Chiron Rising which became Reflection of the Horse.

What is Reflection of the Horse? It is based on the belief that the heart of the Lord is made manifest in the heart of the horse. And inspired by the following quotes:

“The horse is a mirror to your soul. Sometimes you might not like what you see. Sometimes you will.” - Buck Brannaman

“That’s why God gave us horses. He wanted us to see how their beauty, courage, and especially forgiveness is a reflection of Himself. Remember that God loved you enough to give you the horse, and He loves the horse enough to give you the insight into how to treat and care for him.” - John Lyons

Horses have been a part of the human story for a long time. Only dogs have been with us as long or served us as well.

Horses have pulled our wagons, delivered our mail, carried our families, plowed our fields, fought our wars, and so much more. For much of history they served as a primarily physical force in our story.

Now, as western civilization no longer needs their physical horsepower, we are learning that we just may need the real horsepower, their emotional, mental, and spiritual power.

Humans seems to have one of two responses to horses, they are either terrified or fascinated by horses. Perhaps this is because we sense the balance opposites, the duality that horses represent. They are one of the oldest domesticated animals, but at their very heart they represent nature and wildness. They are large powerful animals, but are gentle and timid. They are potentially dangerous, but are more apt to flight than fight. They communicate purely through body language, the physical self, but are also extremely spiritual/energy/emotion based animals.

Somehow, despite all of their opposing factors, or maybe because of them they are one of the most true and balanced creatures on earth.

I believe we see the potential to be as true and balanced as a horse and it both terrifies and fascinates us at the same time.

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It is partially this balanced duality of the horse that makes them the perfect partner in development. Whether it is developing personal leadership, relationship development, team building, or building stronger leaders, the partnership between horse and human offers up an experience unlike any other.

It is the mission of Reflection of the Horse to allow and encourage others to see just what and how much they can be taught by the horse, and what they may teach the horse in the process.

Every equine partnered experience is one that should be mutually beneficial. To do as much good for the horse as is being done for the human.