"Join up is a method of bonding with a horse through body language and positioning. According to some, this is part of learning to 'speak horse'. Body position and eye contact are used to send the horse away from the handler, and eventually to invite the horse to approach."
This term touched me the first time I watched it happen on a TV series I recommend called "Heartland."
The intimate and loving connection between this family and their horses is a living example and microcosm of the world itself.
Microcosm means a community, place, or situation regarded as encapsulating in miniature the characteristic qualities or features of something much larger.
We are all living in these tiny circles that have gotten smaller with this universal concern.
This time in history is a lesson in Horse Wisdom.
Practicing the concept of Join Up seems like something humans need to incorporate in our lives today. Give each other space to move forward or away without judgement.
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Poem by Jessel Miller
Right before me, stand and stare
Daylight shining eyes that share
Larger than life, earth bound dancers
Freedom calling land life prancers
"Join up" gestures reach the soul
From great tall mare to tiny foal
A gentle connection of the heart
Humanity learns to hit Restart.
Jessel Miller Classes
I am now teaching an Acrylic Painting Class by Appointment.
(3 person maximum in the gallery)
Rooftop Evening Classes Available for (4 person Max) $75.00 per class
Please call 707-257-2350 and reserve a place. Experience the playful world of letting go to paint and paper.