We have deep snow in the back paddock. Yesterday we played “go trot and come” in the snow with ChoCho. His version of this Waterhole Ritual of Carolyn Resnicks, is quite lively and dandy. Enjoy his youthful stallion-ness.
Third Illustration : Stallion Rising
Second Illustration: Getting to No
Here is the first illustration for the second Waterhole Ritual “Saying Hello”
First Illustration: Leading from Behind
Illustration Five : The Waterhole
Illustration Four: Stampede
Illustration Three: Hallows
Illustration Two: Aside
I am participating via internet in a series of telecalls and workshops presented by Carolyn Resnick. For a look at the extraordinary horsemanship and professional coaching she provides, please check out her blog at
Since I am still recuperating from surgery, I am only auditing the workshops- not actually doing them with my horses. I decided instead of just listening in, to journal by illustrating feeling-energy-archetypes that arise during each session.
I will post them in order according to the ritual underway.
Please note: the illustrations are NOT to be taken literally. In this first instance, for example, a person is portrayed on top of a horse, whereas the Waterhole Rituals take place only on ground at liberty.
Ritual One: Sharing Territory
Illustration One: Maidens