To describe the feeling when a horse follows you, dances with you and engages you in play, is a moment that is awe inspiring, breathtaking and deeply emotional. Some describe it as magical, others say it’s simply herd instinct – I would describe it as an etheric, energetic moment of engagement between two beings, the invisible tether.
When we as humans set aside our expectations of performance and don the behavior of a compassionate herd leader, suddenly the horse steps into a trusting awareness where the invisible tether is able to intertwine between human and horse. Sure we can train our horses to mimic our movements, perform particular behaviors through means of reward or discipline, but to be together, truly intertwined in a communication that transcends words and cues is a moment of energetic beings intertwining sharing thought and emotion. You can now see and feel the invisible tether virtually as captured through my helmet cam by visiting The Invisible Tether playlist on YouTube