“In 18 years I’ve never heard my daughter.”
✨We were in Texas, and a mother daughter team came in to experience one of our programs, Push Me Pull You, working with horses. This particular day was all about communication.
✨They had come in, sat down beside each other, not saying much. We briefed the program and what it was all about, then went outside to go where the magic happens - and that’s with the horses. This day they worked with Rio.
✨We have NO idea what backgrounds people have, nor do we know what their day was like when they come to participate in these programs. But… the power of the horse brings out the most incredible things. When we are confused, or not communicating, the horse reacts through his body language, as he can sense that something is off. And this is merely for survival alone. As a prey animal they are highly astute and sensitive creatures. And if we feel frustrated because someone’s not hearing us, or listening, or speaking when they have a thought inside, the horse can sense that something is off and will react based on this.
✨When going through the obstacles, Rio kept reacting to what was going on. And what kept happening was the mother would tell her daughter what to do, and the daughter was frustrated, because her mom wasn’t listening to any of her ideas. And so Rio would react. Low and behold, by the end of the program they had found success and were working and communicating together and Rio showed it through his body language.
✨When they came in to debrief, this is what happened. They hadn’t talked for 2 days. At all. We didn’t know that this was the first time they communicated since their big blowout with each other. Her mom apologized for the past 18 years for always talking at her daughter, and never listening or hearing what she had to say. For yelling, but never having a conversation. The daughter was moved, she was blown away. The daughter had said that this is all she’s ever wanted... is to be able to talk to her mom.
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