Horse Love

This evening I was massaging my donkey Jill when Triken, my 28 year old horse, came over to receive her share of the love.  Jill moved away, since Trinken is the “alpha” of our herd. 
I massaged Trinken until my arms tired and then sat down on the 4×4 at the entrance to the run-in-shed.  Trinken went into the shed and stood behind me.  She then brought her head down and started to sniff my hair, my shoulders and my body.  She took great breaths in as she smelled me and the expression on her face was somehow both intense and serene.  I put my head back and she brought her big beautiful head down in front of me and snuggled my neck and rubbed my face.  She stayed cheek-to-cheek for the longest time and it was a tremendous experience.  She took in every scent of my hair and face and I mimicked her with my own breath. 
This large, powerful, beautiful animal standing behind me was so gentle that I was mesmerized.  I told her how much I loved her and she lowered her head beside me.  We stayed beside each other for such a long time, just enjoying each other.  Then the barn swallows began flying in and out of the shed which lent to the tender experience that nature chose to share. 
Tonight, through the love of animals, I have to say I was as close to the natural world as I have ever been.  Whether you pray to God, Spirit, Nature or some other entity; I think animals are here to show us some powerful messages.  I know Trinken and the barn swallows shared something powerful with me tonight.

1 comment to Horse Love

  • Jo you had what I call a ‘perfect moment’ where time seems to stand still and you’re able to take in everything, thoughts, feelings, smells, everything from that precious moment in time. Thanks for sharing it! I do hope you’re doing well!!

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