Anticipate Divine Appointments Think Metaphorically Unveil Truth
It seemed like such a simple task—get the horse to walk through the tire. But no matter what I try, he will NOT cooperate. Frustration wells up inside me, which only makes the horse more ornery. Finally, I stop and take a deep breath. I stroke his mane, soothing both of us. I decide to change my approach—remaining calm as I lead the horse toward the tire. And this time? He steps right through!
The NF Equine program is a ground-based experiential activity that seeks to harness the metaphors that result from the human-horse dynamic in order to uncover the truth that God longs to speak. Horses connect with people in special ways. They somehow break through our defenses to unlock our true emotions. They have no agenda, no reason to lie—and there’s something very powerful about that. Students attempt initiatives with the horse and in doing so, experience a gamut of emotions that give rise to an understanding of themselves, their fellow participants and their relationship with God