"I came to the realisation,"says Spong, (Dr Paul Spong). "That at the same time I was manipulating their behaviour they were manipulating my behaviour. At the same time I was studying them and performing experiments on them., they were studying me and performing experiments on me."
"The Heart-Based Horsemanship Workshop I recently attended was life changing. Learning to work with the energy of the heart allows us to connect globally. Be it man, plant or animal, this significant new understanding of inter-species communication, is something that should be shared with everyone we meet. Safaya is a captivating teacher, and I feel blessed for being a part of this wonderful adventure."
Lorraine Turner, United States
Thank you Safaya for showing me a way to work with a horse in complete synchronicity with no agendas or expectations. I feel that through practising this that both myself and my horse will far exceed anything I ever thought was possible and I am excited to start living this in my riding. Anthea Myburgh South Africa
Huge thanks to the wonderful and inspirational horsewoman Safaya Salter, for my lesson with Florida on how breathing can communciate gently and effectively with your horse, and the most unbelievable heart join up which had me in tears, (as you can see from the photo) Florida was able to leave at any point, however she chose to stay with us the whole time. What a beautiful way to communicate with horses. Sheila Hackney UK
Lovely to meet you too after hearing about you. I really enjoyed our work together. Have been up and done some more with Dex today. When I did my heart meditation he just stood quietly beside me. Great connection I haven't had before with him. Wendy Allan, UK
Horse Communication Day
"Hannah, my daughter did some horse whispering with Safaya yesterday and her beauuuutiful horse Phoebe.....what a great opportunity to understand how to be with these amazing souls...in a gentle way that is about understanding and trust rather thatn the 'man over beast' tactics that are so often taught. Gentle requests, thoughts and simple signals and no need to be in the saddle simply relating with natural respect and care. thank you Safaya! Hightly recommended if anyone wants an experience of animal communication." Caroline Rose
Some of the Animal Communication course comments from a course in Scotland
“It was a fantastic experience of spiritual awakening and transformation both for us as people experiencing it and also for the house and surroundings…Thank you so much for the Matrix Reimprinting as well. I can’t believe how it has changed things, thank you so much.
Annie who hosted a course in Scotland.
“I did not know what to expect – no preconceived ideas about what the content would be. I was surprised, shocked, delighted, and interested in turns at the possibilities offered to me as a person to tap into on a personal level. I have a new understanding of animals with whom I associate and how to use the “un-civilised” animal in myself to communicate and understand.”
“Extremely interesting but also left me feeling very relaxed.”
“Very powerful and emotional experience. New doors opening just when I needed them. Thank you!”
“Thank you Safaya for a calm, reassuring guide into the power/energy I (and everyone else) have inside. The journey was not quite what I expected but it was celebratory in the end. My emotions may have been up and down during the day but I finished each day calm, energised and with renewed confidence. “
“A great course and very well worth doing – most spiritual but practical too.
“It was good to know my animal spirit guide”
Dougal (12 years old)
I was asked to check with a friend's horse if he liked his work in the outdoor school. Although he was compliant enough he seemed rather fed up. It was one of my first direct communications with a horse and hitherto I had only seen pictures and had seen the occasional word in writing.
To my surprise I heard him in my head say quite clearly "Nope".
At first I didn't realise it was Toffee who had spoken, he sounded so forthright.
"OK" I said, "What would you like to do?"
To my surprise he showed me a clearing in a grassy lane with his human sitting on the fence eating a piece of chocolate and him, fully tacked up, munching happily on the grass. The word 'picnic' was written in white chalk across the scene.
I felt a bit embarrassed as I mumbled shyly to his very down-to-earth human. "He wants to go on a picnic" I felt sure she would think I was off my trolley and not bother with communication again. To my surprise she looked quite emotional and said. "Only he and I know that's what we call our rides out together. I'll give him a rest from the school for a bit."
And so Toffee got his regular picnics and returned to his work in the school with renewed enthusiasm knowing that he could make himself understood if he really needed to.
About a year after this event he gave me a wonderful rider-less display in that same school of all the new things he'd learned to do with his human, including figures of eight with with flying changes. When he'd finished he galloped up to me to be congratulated. I knew he was thinking of the first time we'd communicated.
I was asked to find out if a very ill Dachshund knew what was the matter with him. He was unable to eat and appeared to be in great pain.
Immediately he showed me a large egg timer in a cage and a very small window high up. I got the feeling of torture with this vision and couldn't make sense of it. Then he showed me his lower backbone and tail in ice blue as if frozen. I asked him why he couldn't eat and he showed me a diagram of his stomach and intestines filled in with solid black.
Although none of this made sense to me at the time the vet and his human confirmed everything. He was paralysed in the lower back and tail area, he was suffering a recurrent fusing of lower spinal vertebrae for which he had undergone an operation some years earlier and the post-operative treatment involved him being in a cage for a very long time, which he had hated. The operation was called the Window and involved making an incision in his spine to release fluid. He was now grossly constipated, which he tried to convey with the solid black or full insides which in turn was the reason he couldn't eat. Sadly he did not recover from this condition and his family decided not to put him through the ordeal of the 'Window' operation again. However he died knowing that he was understood and loved and passed on very peacefully and gratefully before he was given the final injection.
I always feel his parting gift to me was that I should carry on with, and believe in, this work.
My own horse Phoebe, usually a very enthusiastic feeder, went off her food and started to lose weight at the end of last year. I, together with a fellow healer friend, asked her to show us what was the matter with her. She gave both of us a very substantial pain in the lower left jaw and asked for feverfew and lavender for headaches and to restore calm. I called the vet and explained that the horse had a problem with her jaw, and though she wouldn't let me investigate as she was in pain and too agitated, she needed help. I could tell he wasn't used to taking instructions straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak, but he came and gave her a mild sedative to relax her before his investigations. He found, and operated on, the problem then and there. She had a small chip of broken bone which had worked its way up through her lower mandible and was starting to pierce the soft toothless gum surface of her jaw. Naturally eating under these conditions was very painful and so she was losing weight and becoming very nervy and upset. If she hadn't been able to indicate her problem we might still be looking for the cause today. Once the wound had healed over she returned to her food with the her normal gusto and her pain and tension related headaches faded.
Phoebe is complicated, opinionated, intelligent and particular but also affectionate. She makes her wishes known on a more or less daily basis. She can send great love to me when she's happy and enjoying our playtime which gives me a wonderful fuzzy, warm, weak at the knees feeling like being in love. On one of these occasions I asked her if there was anything else I could do for her and she promptly replied. "I want to be yours" to which I said automatically "I want to be yours too." It was a simple but very touching moment which I often recall when things are not going so well between us! It stands as a reminder that the language is 'love' and it is my responsibility to make myself clear to her when teaching new exercises and tasks. We can all behave erratically when confused and when a horse does this it's often wrongly interpreted. While I am her leader, in certain situations, I feel that she is my partner in most. I am not obsessed with the dominant leader/led ethic that is so prevalent among a certain portion of the horse community and feel that to go forward in partnership is what your animal friends appreciate. There is a healthy give and take in a partnership, not normally found in dominance based relationships, and the results are so rewarding. It also goes without saying that she is the best teacher I've ever had, and recently our relationship has turned another corner towards the partnership of my dreams.
‘Thank you so much, I never thought I’d ride my horse again but with your help we now have renewed confidence in each other’. Sheila Gloucestershire client.
Trailer Loading Story
"I set off with Minska (my horse) one day, to ride in beautiful country 10 miles from home. She whinnied and stamped all the way out in the trailer, although to me the journey seemed uneventful. A lovely three hours of riding later, back to the trailer – she refused to go in." After three hours of trying to get her horse into the trailer with the help of various people, Joanna says:
"I resorted to hacking home – fortunately we were both fit and I knew the way!"
"But I was distraught and contacted Safaya for help."
"Safaya then quickly assessed my relationship with Minska and worked with us on some basic online exercises. She also suggested I use her rope halter as a more sophisticated means of communication with Minska ."
"We spent some time on the ground exploring our new language and gradually Minska became more and more attentive and relaxed. We started working in this way with the trailer and at the end of the session Minska had gone in several times. This process took about three quarters of an hour."
"On Safaya’s advice I took it very slowly – and practised for several days before putting up the ramp or going anywhere. But I was delighted she went in with me for our next outing."
"In addition, Minska’s overall loyalty is much improved and we feel closer. The other day we ended up in a stream with a deep bank, in pouring rain, which we had to scramble up to get out. I was on foot. I expected her to panic and leave me behind. Instead she went up calmly and steadily and waited for me to scramble to her side." "Many thanks to Safaya for ‘reading’ us right, for the practical advice, and for finding the techniques that suit both Minska and my personalities, which has really helped us through this difficult period."
Joanna. Gloucestershire client
Introduction to Animal Communication Course
‘A magical weekend.. thank you so much for an amazing experience, and we all had so much fun!’
Reading from a photograph
‘You have a special gift… my dog looks at me quite differently now and listens to what I say!’
Riding with Energy and Communication
‘Thank you so much, I never thought I’d ride my horse again but with your help we now have renewed confidence in each other’.
Healing and Communication
‘My horse has been so much calmer since your visit’.
Subtle Energy Body Balancing Processes
‘I can feel the difference in his movement now, it’s so much freer’.
Said by many people over the time I’ve been learning and practising this work.