Today was spent on a horse farm with youth from the Poe academy elementary school.
This was quite the learning experience for me and for them. I came to the farm as a guest assistant to my mentor Joanna Mendl Shaw. She has a company called Equus in which she performs dances with horses. I know this may sound strange at first but her work is truly fascinating and relevant.
Our assignment while working with these kids has been to create an awareness for them and gentle touch. Now, as Society becomes more and more technologically advanced we are somewhat criminalizing normal touch. I feel more and more we rely on our visual and audio senses but are neglecting the vast amount of information our body absorbs and stores. What does this have to do with horses?
They are very empathic creatures to to the point that they can literally feel your energy and carry your emotional state well after you’ve gone.