WHAT I WISH PEOPLE COULD LEARN FROM HORSES
When my children were young, I guided them through the pitfalls of etiquette to ensure that they had good manners. Like all children, they didn't want to abide by the "rules" and accused me of being old-fashioned. I was clear in my response that good manners never go out of style. I still feel this way and my horses whole-heartedly agree. If you don’t believe me, I’ll be happy to invite you over to watch my herd! We all have a lot to learn from horses concerning boundaries and manners.
At times, we humans are hesitant to clearly express how we feel. Rather than communicating in a straight-forward manner, we "hold back" for a variety of reasons. If we joined a herd of horses, it wouldn’t take them long to set us straight. In my clinics, I often tell participants, “mean what you say, say what you mean, and don’t say it mean”.
I really appreciate the insight that others can provide when they honestly express their feelings. Don't you find it odd that people are all to ready to talk about us but can't quite seem to talk to us? Horses don't tolerate such behavior. They follow a code of conduct and hold each other accountable. Horses are clear with each other, thus they live a harmonious existence. If they can do it, why can't we? Obviously, we have lots to learn from horses not the other way around. Fortunately, our horses are patiently waiting to teach us.
Have a great rest of the week!
Linda & The Herd of 8
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