Meet the Dune Lakes Herd: Spirit
By Rob Pliskin, Equine Pathfinders Foundation volunteer
Spirit - Teacher, Protector
Perhaps most in form like his mother Jodie, big, red, and powerful, kindness and loyalty overflow from Spirit to those who share it with him.
Respect him in any learning situation, and those qualities are reflected in his every try. When he is not sure, his eyes will tell you first. But what follows behind them is willingness. He will do his best. To be sure he is a teacher of boundaries when he feels the need, like if you or I are asking too much. So?
He is also a horse, responding to mood, bad days, or finding himself in just a bit too compromised position. And like a horse too, he is always searching for the right answer. So give him your patience, and be wondrous about his choices.
He is not only loyal, he is valiant, literally protecting foals, and a stabilizing influence in the Dune Lakes Herd. The stories we could tell! Come and hear them, or better yet, come and experience them!
He is a teacher of boundaries when he feels the need, like if you or I are asking too much.
The horses of the Dune Lakes herd are an integral part of the Dune Lakes Lodge Retreat and Horse Inspired Learning Centre where they help their human partners create learning experiences to improve the wellbeing and success of children, youth, adults, and families.
Under the loving care of Rosemary Wyndham-Jones and Alistair Wait, who run the Equine Pathfinders Foundation, the horses make their home on the beautiful South Kaipara Head Peninsula, a massive, ancient sand barrier that separates the South Kaipara Harbour from the Tasman Sea.
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