Magic horse riding

September 14, 2023

 

Anne-Kathrine on a horse in the Andes Mountains

Rody Hilario from the Andes Mountains in Peru suggested me to go horseriding. My heart immediately said yes. A part of me was scared to go and thoughts quickly appeared.

I am scared to fall off the horse. I do not even know how to get up on the horse. I am not a “horse girl”. Many old conceptions of horse riding appeared. I have only tried to ride a pony once or twice in my life in a zoo.  I could see a lot of barriers to go horse riding.

 

Horse riding in the andes

Horseriding in the Andes Mountains in the Cusco area in Peru

Follow the heart

I followed my heart and booked the trip with Rody to ride my way into my 40-years old birthday September 15. 

A few days before mental images appeared with horse accidents. I was falling down the horse. A part of me was scared to die on the trip and not being able to experience my birthday.

I felt compassion for that part of me. Allowing that I was scared to ride the horse and created safety. I said to myself – I can always stop or say no if I do not feel safe enough to do it. Rody is experienced and has been riding horses since he was young learning from his ancestors – he knows what he is doing. I will ask him to take it really despacito – really slow and I will focus on my breath to stay present. 

The experience

In the morning I meditated  to make myself calm. Then I took a few coca leaves before the ride to handle the altitude.

I felt a bit nervous arriving and kept returning to my breath. Rody said the horse next to me was a fast one and then his friend came with the horse Bayo. A slower horse.  I am happy he listened to my wish. I got on the horse from a stone – slow and steady.

Then I was on the horse and surprised it was such a good experience to get there. I laughed a bit and then I felt a bit scared to fall down from the horse. Riding felt like a completely new experience. I took some deep breaths to connect and felt safer again.

The first part of the time on the horse I focused on myself to feel safer. I also felt that I was not in sync with the horse. After some time I touched the horse and asked if it was okay. I felt safe to connect more with the horse.

 

Meditation – let go 

We had a break to visit the Moon Temple and feel the lovely nature there. I meditated at the temple and afterwards I felt even more connected. I kissed the stones. Then I walked with Rody. Rody was about to take off the shoes to walk to the horse and I felt inspired to do the same. Then he stopped as he was getting grass on the socks. I said let’s do it. I took off my shoes and he followed me. It does not matter if they get dirty. It felt amazing to walk in the grass without the shoes – my inner child was smiling and feeling so happy.

 

Meditation Moon Temple Cusco Peru

Magic in the presence

On the horseride back I felt relaxed. I felt even more connected to me and the horse.  Moments were magical – riding in flow. Together. Connected to the nature.

I am deeply grateful that I did not let my fear control me but that I followed my heart and went horse riding.

 

The Love Mystery

Love has has tight conditions in a time where many have busy lives, more and more experience stress, and we are bombarded with data from media and tech-giants. We can get challenged to feel the most important in life.

Anne-Kathrine Kjær Christensen has left Denmark and travels the world to follow her mission to learn more about love and how to integrate it in everyday life. She shares in a blog and works on finishing a book.

 

Anne-Kathrine Kjær Christensen

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