March 31st Reiki
It was another great day at the barn!!
I started off with Watson and Hoss again. Before I started off with Watson I went into Hoss’ stall just to say hi and hopefully build on the foundation we started last week. Hoss was busy munching on hay and seemed ok with the idea I was in his stall and giving him a friendly pat. I was surprised today, Watson usually doesn’t want physical contact but he initiated it, he walked directly up to me face to face and then stepped right beside me so that I was standing right at his front legs. He had a lot of tension in his shoulders and as I was touching him I could feel his muscles releasing a bit. Then he moved his back end away from me so that he was more at an angle to me so I took it as a message “I still want to be close to you but no more touching.” I could see his eyes closing as he rested his neck on the railing. Every once and awhile I would turn to look at Hoss and he was at the fence watching us. Once when Watson was at his most relaxed point I looked at Hoss and his head was down too!
I went to Hoss after Watson just to spend a few minutes. I didn’t enter his stall I just stayed in the connecting hallway joining the 2 stalls. He came up me and he eventually started to relax until his chin was resting on the stall door. I could see his eyes were slowly starting to get heavy and it was like he was falling asleep and I think his chin was slipping off the door and he we jolt himself awake. I’m very pleased he is starting to take notice of how good the energy work feels. I’m not at the point where I am prepared to work on him in his stall, he has to learn a few more manners as he is a big horse and it’s easier for me to control my boundaries through a fence or door.
Off to Brydee and Bella. I had to laugh when I walked into Brydee’s stall to see a second little fence erected about 8″ away from the wooden fence. I know Brydee always puts his head through to bug or tease his neighbor… but that little fence created some interesting dynamics between the 3 of us today. Normally I would stand Brydee’s stall in the corner closest to Bella so I could be near her but she would have her space. So I saw this 2nd fence and thought where do I stand? I thought I guess where I normally do so that would mean in between the 2 fences. That just didn’t not feel right and I could sense Brydee was not happy about me in that space (I guess technically that area wasn’t his stall anymore). I moved into Brydee’s area and then boom he walked right up to me, then eventually I felt a little poke I knew that was him asking me touch him. Once I figured out where I was suppose to be Bella blew out 3 time and she settled into a relaxed state too. We stood like that for quite awhile and then Brydee walked to another corner and lowered his eyes and head and slept. Bella on the other hand, kept turning her head to look at me and if she was expecting something from me. I kept thinking what?? It was like she was saying “is it my turn now?” I thought “what you mean, you don’t want me in your stall I give you space, you have been relaxing with Brydee” then I thought… the fence! So I went between the 2 fences and then boom like that she was happy and her eyes closed and her head was down. I can’t figure that out it is always the same inches and feet and last week but the 2nd fence and the dead space between it is saying something to the horses.