What does training a horse and the human mind have in common?
Lots, it turns out, as my friend Lisa learned from her big bouncy hard-to-handle horse. If you sometimes struggle with your own hard-to-handle mind, take heart. Follow the lead of Lisa the horse-trainer to discover a fresh approach.
The Story of Lisa and Doug the Horse
Beep: ”Can’t make it to class tonight” texts Lisa, a regular participant in my weekly mindfulness group. “I may be selling Doug”. For a moment I wonder if there’s a new trend, the husband-selling trade (Lisa was newly married a year or so ago).
Er, no. Doug turns out to be the name of Lisa’s new frisky out-of-control horse.
As it turned out, Doug didn’t sell that night. Which curiously proved to be for the best. Stuck with Doug, Lisa made full use of her mindfulness skills which in turn transformed the relationship between horse and owner.