Ingela uses a natural approach to communicate with horses, meaning she communicates with them in the same way as horses communicate with each other. The Secrets of the Horse Natural Approach is based on the communication of the lead mare in the herd. This approach honors the horse and centers on building trust without dominance, using a language he understands. With this approach you can create a connection so strong that the horse will respond to even just a thought.
Individuals or Family?
Horses and humans are fundamentally different. Humans are individuals by design, and will therefore often treat the horse as an individual too. Horses on the other hand are herd animals and deeply desire to connect with other herd members. The connections a horse forms within his herd are vital for his wellbeing and survival, because they provide him with love, peace (safety) and joy. When humans approach horses as individuals, they unknowingly take away the fulfillment of these important needs, which prevents the horse from performing in accordance with his potential. It is therefore important that we invite the horse to form a herd with us so we can become our horses’ provider of love, peace and joy.
Healing the Heart
In order to invite the horse into a family connection with us, we as humans first need to make sure that we are able to connect with the horse ourselves! Anything that prevents you from being your authentic self, e.g. hurt from the past or fear, will prevent you from truly connecting with your horse. The healing of your heart can break through these barriers to connection. Through this healing you will be able to make a heart to heart connection with your horse, where love, peace and joy can freely flow from you to the horse. No horse will be able to resist these gifts you offer and every horse will gladly connect with you!
Everything Becomes Possible
As we connect with the horse and provide him with all he needs, the horse will enter a soft and relaxed state of mind, which will help him to find relaxation in motion. This will increase his performance enormously and allows him to reach his full potential as a strong and happy athlete. By understanding the horses’ nature and seeing the world from his point of view, we meet the horse where he is at and are able to take him to where he has never been before.