Your body is directly connected with the body of your horse. This is a fact. And this fact can be experienced on many levels of awareness.
On the gross level you can experience it directly when you train your horse: when you start to move your body more energetically or in a more free way, or with a bigger confidence your horse will immediately respond to that. You will see how your horse’s body changes in that very second.
This is obvious. But not everyone asks himself a question:
“Is this all, or does it reach deeper???”.
If you have ever talked with an equine body worker, you could discover how many times issues with horses bodies are directly linked to the issues with the bodies of their owners. Probably you too know at least one story about how the tensed left shoulder of the horse corresponded with the same tension in the shoulder of the owner.
How this is possible?
Usually people stick with explanations such as the horse “responds” to our body language or gestures, or simply is affected by the posture of his rider. And this is true. But this is not everything.
When you look deeper you can ask even more questions:
How my horse responds to my tensions in the real time?
How my horse responds to my relaxation in the real time?
Can the subtle blockades in my body, block the body of my horse?
And the reverse:
Can I remove the blockades in my horse’s body, by removing blockades and tensions from my body?
Can I remove the tension from my horse’s body, by removing tension from my own body?
Can I increase my horse’s body relaxation, by increasing my own relaxation?
The answer is YES, and this is why we do BodyMarc.