Sometimes it’s the Little Things


My  client Leslie contacted me asking if I could check in on her horse Shadow who seemed a little off. Leslie scheduled a phone appointment with me and when I connected with Shadow, she said there were some sharp points on her teeth in the back of her mouth that really bothered her.

Leslie called her equine dentist to come out and do an exam on Shadow. The dentist said her teeth looked good. “I don’t think they are a problem,” said the dentist. However, Leslie kept thinking about the conversation Shadow and I had. Leslie replied, “Please look harder. I really believe there is an issue in her mouth. Just like some people can’t cope with an itchy shirt tag at the back of their neck, some horses are more sensitive than others.”

She urged the dentist to tranquilize Shadow and check all the way in the back of her mouth. The dentist did a more comprehensive exam and she did indeed find a few small points on Shadow’s back teeth.  The dentist took the little points down.

After Shadow came out of the sedation, Leslie gently put her hands on Shadow’s head to make a loving connection with her. The thought, “Yes! I am comfortable now,” came shooting into Leslie’s mind and they sighed with relief. Leslie knew for sure that the points in the back of Shadow’s mouth were a source of constant irritation for her. Her whole body had an entirely new level of ease.

At Leslie’s next session, I checked in with Shadow to make sure she was fine. Shadow told me, “Thank you, I feel great!”
Later, Leslie went for a ride with Shadow and sent me this note:
I just rode her bareback and asked for a hindquarter yield, a forequarter yield, stop, back, trot, lope, and stop.  She was magical and feather light. I laughed and told her, “That was unbeatable, so I am getting off now and we’ll just hang out on the lawn together.” It was clear the pain in her mouth was gone.
Sometimes it is the little things that can make our lives, and the lives of our animal companions, so much better!

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ASIA VOIGHT is an internationally known Animal Communicator, Intuitive Counselor, Teacher, Inspirational Speaker, Radio Host and Author. Asia connects with animals on a soul level to help resolve emotional and behavioral issues and assists them in deepening their bond with their human companions. She also helps people to reconnect with their own intuition, healing ability, potential and life’s purpose. Asia’s work has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox TV as well as countless radio shows like Rick Lamb, Coast-to-Coast and Hay House. Connect with Asia on Facebook and Twitter.

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One Response to Sometimes it’s the Little Things
  1. Dr. Jenn
    June 19, 2014 | 1:49 pm

    I love, love, LOVE this wonderful story of really listening to your horse, even when others around you, begin to question you!!!

    It seems that helping our horses is really about trusting our gut when they are trying to SHOW us where they hurt- so I love this example with Shadow!

    Recently my mare who loves to jump, started crow hopping after the fences- to me, I KNOW that’s her way of telling me that something isn’t right in her body- so I start investigating potential sources of pain.

    But sadly, in so many training situations, trainers would say that the horse was “misbehaving” and they would have suggest that you “can’t let the horse get away with that!.”

    I’m glad I’m learning to trust my gut and LISTEN to my horses as they try to tell me, in subtle and less subtle ways, what’s really going on for them! Rather than assuming they are just “being bad.”

    Thank God for Asia’s help, when we can’t quite figure it out on our own! 🙂

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