Clinic Fire Dance with Shadow Walker

Shadow Walker enlightens the crowd!

During the ceremony everyone was enlighten by the American Indian history and presentation.  We were requested to have this ceremony performed at every clinic to help those who don’t know or understand the walk of the Indian and the spirit of survival.  The American Indians used the horse as a symbol of power as many Americans did bringing this country to the place it is today.  Today as we know it, paint horses represented a true symbol of spirit.  Because of their color it was always believe that you could never kill the spirit of a true warrior horse.  As noted by many tales and myths the painting of the horse symbolize that if a true warrior was killed in a fight only his body would perish while the spirit and soul lived on in another horse making that horse more powerful in battle.

The Indian celebration starts with a little history of the American Indian and horse being one.

Shadow Walker starts the ceremony with the blessing of the four winds.

Shadow Walker starts the “chanupa”  ceremony with descriptions of the presentation.

The Indian tradition is followed by a passing out of blessed medicine bags.

Shadow Walker passes out medicine bags.  These bags are believed to hold great medicine with the spirits.

Here, Jane, one of our adopters is being blessed by sacred Indian smoke.  This symbolizes a new journey  with  humans and horses.   

Shadow Walker starts his ceremony.   

Here shown with true Indian breast plate. 

Shadow Walker starts with the smoke pipe.

Passing of the peace pipe

Shadow Walker closes with the spirit journey

This ceremony was used in helping humans and horses become one within spirit, which brought forth a few other inner spiritual blessing to the other members attending.

Our horses have free roam privileges and during the ceremony, Majestic, one of our paint horse came up without reason, or known cause and touched one of our participants.  Majestic also heard the Indian spirit music and his brown and white “shadow” was viewed gliding through the nearby trees by the participants representing a “horse spirit”.