Last week, I finally had my long awaited appointment with the Animal Communicator (I've heard they don't like being called psychics..). At the start of the call I told her that I was calling with regard to Prairie, a horse, who is a 10 year old black, Hanoverian mare. Oh, and she's 17 hands.
That's it. No description of our discipline, injuries, schedules, history, anything. I suppose it's possible she googled the blog in the first 30 seconds, but it seems somewhat unlikely.
Anyway, so we began. When I started to offer context for some of her initial observations, I was cut off and told not to tell her anything. This being our first call, she really wanted to just tell me what she saw without any input from my end. If I thought she had chops and wanted to get more specific in future sessions, I could, but no "helping" during this conversation.
So I shut up and started taking notes.
I'm not really too sure how to structure this post, so I'm just going to copy and paste my notes, somewhat reorganized into categories, and then I'll offer you my thoughts at the end? For those of you who know Prair personally (or have just read long enough to know the drama), some will resonate.
Okay, so let's digest. If I hadn't collapsed this across topic, you'd see that the call started out with a physical rundown, followed by some of Prair's childhood, followed by her friends in the barn, followed by her attitude toward work and trainers, followed by her opinion of me, followed by the Communicator's assertion I have Daddy issues.
Honestly, I lot of it was ringing very true until I was told that my Father had unrealistic expectations of me as a child and I carry that into my riding. I suppose it's true that my family has had high expectations, but never, at any point did I feel like a failure, or unworthy, or that what I was doing wasn't enough. I do like being the best at things (even if that thing is a cross pole division), but I digress. Long story short - if we hadn't touched on Daddy Issues, I would have hung up feeling totally spooked out.
Here are the same notes again, but with my commentary:
Communicator did say we often complicate what our animals are trying to tell us..