Glad we took that remembrance horse photo!
Recently I’ve been thinking of the many remembrance photos I’ve taken over the years. There was a point several years ago that it seemed like most of my commissioned horse photo shoots became remembrance shoots much to quickly. What do I mean by remembrance photo shoots? That’s when I am commissioned to do a personal photo shoot of a elderly horse or horses and they pass within a year of the photo shoot. For a while I thought I was jinxing the horse and owner, but since then I have come to realize that horse owners have a sixth sense and can tell when their horses are nearing the end of life.
Horses have sixth sense
Susan Smith from Horses at liberty writes: “From Touch, hearing, sight, scent, taste: the five senses? I wrote about touch last week. It is only one sense that a horse experiences. I would also add “feel/vibrations” to the list, because it isn’t just physical touch, it’s the sixth sense that something or someone is out there, or that horses feel it through the earth.”
I have known for a long time that horses have a sixth sense. The first time I really noticed was when I was in high school and became very attached to an Arabian gelding named Zarod. Zarod seemed to sense my mood and be extra gentle and kind towards me. I have found that many horses seem to really be able to tune into the owner and respond to their mood and vibration.
Horses can be sensitive to human responses and be very aware of people’s moods.
Franklin Levinson, author of The Way of the Horse wrote: “The intuitive nature of horses can be easily understood as it is a prey animal. In order to survive it has to know the intentions of all those within its proximity. “Am I safe?” is a question the horse is constantly asking. The horse actually intuits whether or not it is safe, if it can trust those around it to support its safety and, rather than thoughtfully analyzing its situation, actually feels through its intuition the correctness of its actions. Even though humans obviously have innate intuition (inner voices, gut feelings, heart communication, conscience and the like), there is little understanding or knowledge of these things (our intuition). There is certainly very little written on the topic as it cannot be analyzed or measured, nor can it be scientifically proven by observation. There has been some very limited exploration of paranormal experiences related to intuition. But not much.”
Do Horse owners have sixth sense too?
A US scientist has claimed to have found evidence of a “sixth sense” in humans that can detect the Earth’s magnetic fields.
I’ve come to realize that many horse owners have sixth sense and can tell when their horse is going to leave this world and cross over. That’s when they hire a professional horse photographer to capture those special moments of life left. I am always honored when I get asked to capture those remembrance photos that will be treasured for years to come.
If you are sensing the end of time for your horse or you just want to get that special remembrance moment captured on film way before your horse is gone, please contact me to book your commissioned photo shoot.
Jody Miller is a professional photographer specializing in Horse Photography, Equine Photography, and Equestrian photography. Her work can be viewed online here in her gallery section, and she is also featured at these Arizona Galleries: Arts Prescott Gallery CO-OWNER, Dragonfly Arts in Cottonwood and Coops Coffee House at Talking Rock Ranch, Prescott Family Diner. Jody is also participating in the Prescott Area Artists’ Studio Tour Oct.6, 7 and 8, 2017