My body is a mirror of inner thoughts and beliefs. Every muscle responds to every thought I think. My horse feels my every thought: what is in my brain goes down the reins!
If you have never done a body scan, this is a great time to do it. Stand with your feet just slightly apart so you feel balanced. Let your arms hang by your side. Close you eyes and focus on how you feel on the inside of your body. Start at your toes and work up through the body until your reach the top of your head.
Notice where you feel tense, where relaxed; where you feel pain or pleasure, warm or cold, hard or soft. Just notice the different sensations in your body.
If you can, ask a friend to observe your body from the outside and make a note of what she notices.
Now think of a specific pleasurable experience for a minute or two and do that body scan again. Make a note of the sensations you feel.
Then think of an unpleasant experience and do the body scan. Note where you feel different.
If you are working with a friend ask her to note her observations. Then compare notes when you have finished.
What did you learn about the thoughts your are transmitting to your horse through your body?