ROXY - July's Pet of the Month
A big welcome to the beautiful and emotional Roxy - our star for July.
When I first spoke to Roxy’s human Mum she was wanting to know if he enjoyed chasing cattle and what had upset her last year.
As soon as I tuned into Roxy I felt her extremely distressed and upset. She went on to say how terribly sad she was. “My heart aches. My heart breaks” she says.
I see a horse lying on its side on the ground. I only saw the back end of this horse and it didn't appear to be alive. I get the words, a part of me has died. Initially I thought one of Roxy’s mates or human parents may have left or died, but I kept getting this feeling being more about her dying on the inside. I see her being very detached from everything around her; she’s vacant and not really there. I also get that she’s very unsettled, flighty, antsy, scared, angry and "separate".
I knew there were going to be changes before I started this reading, but I didn’t actually know what that meant. She tells me she doesn’t want to go, she’s not happy and nothing’s familiar to her. She doesn’t like this new place; it’s cold and unfriendly and not home. Her emotion is so unbelievably raw.
When I ask about her and cattle, I get shown her being very timid around them. It get a sense she is scared of the energy the cattle present with. It makes her feel anxious and I get a vision of her prancing and backing away.
At this point I wanted more information from Human Mama and got to hear that Roxy had a new home. So all this emotion now made a lot of sense. Mum thought it was the fairest thing to give Roxy a happy life where she would be ridden and loved. By the way, she was definitely being loved where she was, she just wasn't getting ridden enough and Mum wanted her happy, ridden, loved and spoilt. This was a heart wrenching decision as you can imagine, but she wanted what was best for Roxy as hard as it was. Her new family will ride her and love her and give her an amazing new home. Time will change Roxy’s perspective and while she doesn’t want to be there now, she will settle in. Interestingly enough, Roxy did say she didn’t need to be ridden and wondered why humans always thought horses needed to be worked. She said as long as she had enough space she could work herself. That may be brave words because she wants to go home, I’m not sure.
She was so upset and this was her main conversation piece during the Reading so I wasn’t getting shown what happened to change her behaviour last year. Sometimes that’s how a Reading goes (especially with humans), you get what they want to talk about and not what you want to know. Having a Reading when it actually happened would probably have given more clarity on that situation. If any of you have seen behavioural changes in your pet, there is usually a reason for it. It can be emotional, but it can also be food, age, other animals/owners coming in or going out, etc.
Roxy loves her Mum and it’s one of the reasons why she’s so upset. That and because home was familiar. Animals are like humans in so many ways; change can cause mental and emotional problems just the same. I think she’s an emotional horse in general and maybe even a bit stompy aroundy like a child having a tantrum! Mum’s intentions were for her benefit and I’m sure she’ll be fine soon enough. I told Roxy Mum loved her and she did what she felt was the right thing to do and by the end of the Reading Roxy's energy had changed from distressed to depressed. Still sad, but far less emotional.
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