Power to run
Across the open plains,
Or to bring the vision,
Of the shields
Dancing in purple rain.
Jamie Sands & David Carson / The discover of power through the way of animals
Power is the medicine of Horse
'Stealing horses is stealing power' was the statement made frequently in historical native America and a reference to the esteemed role which Horse played in native cultures.
Horse is psychical power and unearthly power. In shamanic practices throughout the world, Horse enables shamans to fly through the air and reach heaven.
Humanity made a Great Leap forward when Horse was domesticated, a discovery akin to that of fire. Before Horse, humans were earthbound, heavy-laden, and slow creatures indeed. Once humans climbed on Horse's back, they were as free and fleet as the wind. They could carry burdens for great distances with ease.
Through special relationship with Horse, humans altered their self-concept beyond measure.
Horse was the first animal medicine of the civilization.