How animal communication helped locate a missing Fjord pony stuck on the side of a cliff.
Anyone who has had a horse go missing knows what a terrifying experience it is. The good news is that there are many things you can do to help ensure his safe return. Along with alerting everyone you know via phone calls, social media, etc., calling an animal communicator might be the key to locating your lost equine and bringing him home again.
The call came in on a Memorial Day Monday. Like everyone else, I love holidays, but as an animal communicator, there are certain holidays we are used to not having because there are always lost animals to find – especially on New Year’s Eve or the Fourth of July. But until that call, Memorial Day hadn’t been on the list.
I answered the phone and it was a client (“Patty”) who specializes in training Fjord ponies here in the Pacific Northwest. One of her precious souls was missing, a Fjord named Maya. The pony was being boarded at a very busy three-day eventing barn. On a typical weekend at this barn, horses may leave on a Thursday and not return until late Sunday night, or sometimes Monday. On this particular Monday, all the horses were back at the barn but Maya was nowhere to be found; she wasn’t on any horse show chart, either. It was looking suspicious.
I work by phone and in person. Phone is almost easier because you don’t have the distractions of a busy facility, other horses and like-minded horse-loving people. When I work by phone, a client will email me a picture of their animal. At the scheduled time, I “connect” with the animal using telepathy, the transference of pictures, words and feelings.
Patty emailed me a picture of Maya, and as I tuned into her, I was able to tell Patty a few things. When I dive in to get the images, words and feelings from a lost animal, the first thing I will try to “see” is the landscape. As I took in all the physical data on behalf of Maya, all I could see was green, green, green, which would be considered Pacific Northwest terrain. In other words, Maya was still in western Washington and hadn’t travelled east to prairie or desert-like settings. “I don’t think Maya has been stolen,” I said to Patty.
As I dove deeper into being Maya, I could still see green all around me, as if I was in a tree-lined paddock without fences. I could hear a highway in the distance, and I could sense horses around but not near me. I could feel that moist Pacific Northwest feeling, yet there wasn’t much else that could have pinpointed where in the state of Washington Maya could be. Except for one thing. For me, this one thing stood out.
I heard splashing water, like a car wash. While it had rained a bit that weekend, this sounded like a small waterfall. I got a hunch that she was still at eventing barn facility, but it backed against a hill, there was no drop-off for a small waterfall, and it wasn’t near any water source, to my knowledge. My logic was saying, “No way. There’s no water source anywhere near that barn.”
I have been teaching animal communication since 1998, and I tell my students, “Say it. Even if it seems weird or there’s no logic behind it, tell the client that, ‘even though this is really weird, I get a sense of….’”
I took my own advice and told Patty, “Even though there is not a natural water source at this facility, this is what I hear — splashing, like a waterfall, like a carwash.”
Later, I sent Patty an email asking if she’d had any luck locating Maya.
“Yes, she’s pretty stuck,” Patty wrote back. “Thank you, we found her!”
The next day, I decided to visit the facility and see Maya after her “lost and found” ordeal. As I pulled down the road to the farm, I was met with someone waving their arms and showing me where to park. There seemed to be hundreds of cars around, and I quickly discovered that every news station was also there. I wondered what sort of “event” I had happened upon.
I asked the arm-waving dude what was going on. He said there was a horse down in the ravine and the parking nightmare was the result of a 48-person rescue crew who had come to save her. My mind raced…could it be Maya?
It turns out that Patty’s husband, who doesn’t believe in animal communication, took my comments about water literally and started following a teeny water source at the eventing facility. It got bigger and bigger to the point where he could hear “splashing”. As he continued to follow the water, he came to a cliff. About 20 feet below the cliff was a Fjord pony on a 12’x12’ ledge over another 60-foot drop.
Patty and her husband, super athletes in their early 30s, slid down the cliff, clinging to rocks and ferns, until they were on the ledge with Maya. The pony was hungry, weak, dehydrated and had two minor abrasions. Patty and her husband got hay and water to her, then found a crew to rescue her from her predicament. Using two sets of pulleys braced in trees, Maya was pulled to safety, and is now back home again, safe and sound!
Tips for searching for a lost horse
- Picture a positive outcome: the moment you reunite with your horse.
- Remain calm. Any conscious breathing and other relaxation techniques would come in handy now!
- If you suspect your horse has been stolen, contact the police and other local authorities, as well as com, an international organization that helps retrieve stolen horses
- Print flyers as soon as possible and share them with local vets, feed stores, tack stores, training facilities and other horse-related organizations.
- Post and cross-post on social media.
- Gather a group of people, and spread out to look for the horse. Don’t all go together in one group.
- Remain quiet and mindful as you look for a lost horse. When a horse is frightened and disoriented, you don’t want to perpetuate his fight or flight response.
- Talk to all your neighbors, even if you don’t get along with them. This is a time to come together and keep your minds focused on the missing horse.