The joy of belonging
Just days before lockdown we hosted a Contact Dance with Horses experience in conjunction with the fabulous Virginia Maldonado from Contact Impro Malaga. To close the day we stood in a circle expressing our feelings, especially gratitude. One of the horses, Galileo, was loose in the arena at the time. He is usually very shy but his attention was drawn by all those feelings of love and togetherness. After some consideration, he came on over and walked right into the center of the group, took a long deep breath and closed his eyes. The picture above shows the magical moment which followed when everyone gave him hugs. Most of the group had never been near a horse before but we all ended up sharing the joy of belonging.