It is said that a horse is a mirror to our souls. That they will reflect back to us what we are projecting into the universe. What energy we are putting out there, they will immediately return to us.

I first heard this theory from Buck Brannaman, Horseman back in 2010 when I was going through my undergrad studies in horsemanship and agricultural business.

From the beginning, I always knew I had a different relationship with horses than my peers did, and it was almost as if I could really talk to them. Looking back on that time, I feel almost as if the horses saw right through me and saw me clearly for what I truly was, instead of the mask I was putting forward to “fit in” with the other kids in my class.

As time went on, I quickly realized that horses mirror back to us what shadows and demons we had lurking below the surface, which is why many sent their horses to me in the first place.

Working with this, and pointing those acknowledgements out, I began to understand the why behind many horses problems, and the common denominator was the owners didn’t want to address their own issues and insecurities and take ownership for what was wrong with the horse.

I was basically a “horse counselor” fixing the horses problems on a spiritual level, and then trying to get through to the owner what those problems where and why they were happening.

About half of the owners deeply understood where I was coming from, a handful became more aware after spending time with their horses and just one person, just one, refused to see the problem and to this day, that was the only horse who regressed after training.

What lies are we telling ourselves? What illusions are we painting around us?

In order for us to find true happiness, we must first find ourselves. And it’s incredibly hard to do so if we aren’t being honest with ourselves. How can we find ourselves, if we’ve lied to ourselves for so long that we don’t even know what the true version of our self even looks like?

Horses heal by mirroring back to use who we are at that time. If you don’t like it. Change.

This oil painting technique fine art piece is infused with healing energy with every brush stroke to bring peace, truth and reflection into our perceptions to assist us on the path of enlightenment.

Victoria Dellapaolera
Victoria Dellapaolera

Victoria is a Christian minister practicing spiritual healing and development in Williston, North Dakota. Victoria has worked with horses her entire life, and has learned many of her healing techniques from the horses.

She graduated from West Virginia University in 2020 Magna Cum Laude with a bachelors degree in Human Services and Sports and Exercise Psychology; gaining her associates degree in Farm and Ranch Management and Equitation from Dawson Community College in Glendive, Montana in 2012.

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