What is Horse Whispering?
The "Horse Language" is the communication of horses that establish friendship and leadership within the herd. Horses communicate by playing 7 games using body language. The “whisper” is what one sets out to achieve when working with the horse. It is the ultimate goal and coincides with “joining up” with a horse or herd as to be accepted and trusted as alpha (or leader).
Horses operate out of one of two parts of the brain. In right brain they are flight driven. Survival methods kick in and they experience fear at different levels. The right-brained horse is very dangerous. On the other hand, horses operating out of the left-brain are rational. They are responsive to learning and are receptive to their teacher. Additionally, they are pliable and teachable and achieve goals with ease. Keeping a horse left-brain is the goal of the teacher (and/or student). The whisper is the suggestion of touch to a horse without the actual physical contact.
When you have your horse at the point they move in any direction you ask at the “whisper” then you have achieved the art of communication and understanding. Together horse and trainer are working toward a common goal. This is a beautiful correlation of what can happen in a young girl’s life when she is in cooperation with God’s plan as he uses situations and authority figures to help her reach her destiny.
The goal of teaching through the horse is to generate a keen sense of awareness of the full potential of each girl that comes to Eagles’ Wings. When a girl, at first, is connected with a horse and is learning to implement and practice the horse language her focus is on bettering the horse but as she engages more and more in the communication and trust of the horse staff members are able to help her connect the varying degrees of her own body language and tone of voice – now it becomes about her more so than the horse. In the end it becomes unity. The girl, as the leader, being trusted and learning to trust. In conclusion, girls that are attuned to the horse and its language become softer in their own responses to people. They become proactive and keenly aware of (people) what is being said by either themselves or the people around them just by reading body language and listening to what is being said in between the lines.