April 14, 2014

Using Yoga to Tame Wild Horses? {Video}

Photo credit: Pixoto

It’s a common occurrence for my husband to show me a strange video or two on any given evening.

This is one that I can’t quite shake.

To me, it looks like weird horse yoga, but what it’s officially called is Scarpati Indian Taming, practiced in Doma, India.

I can’t decide if the horse it peaceful or not. I get an uncomfortable, nauseous-like feeling low in my belly when I watch, especially when the man puts his face so close to the horse’s muzzle, even though I do believe he is genuinely trying to help this animal.

The following is a quote from the website:

The Scarpati family is identified directly with the history of the Ranquel Indians and their peaceful connection with nature and within it, horses. The Ranquel adored Mother Nature, believed we are her children and brothers to all other living creatures that share this earth. For the Ranquel, the horse was sacred, respected and it’s nature understood.

Needless to say, this is one that held my attention and inspired a list of questions after its viewing.

Have a look and see for yourself.




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Editor: Renée Picard

Image: Pixoto

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