Just over a year ago, I met Animal Communicator / Behavioral Intuitive Susan Deren at the 2011 New England Regional Championships. I had heard about some accurate readings she did at another horse show, and decided to book an appointment. I was showing for my first time at New England in the Amateur Western Pleasure qualifier. If her insight into my horse could assist me, I wanted that competitive advantage!
Susan arrived at the stall and immediately began describing my horse's personality, his likes and dislikes. She also picked up on some prior issues with him. At this point, I had no doubt that she was somehow connecting with my horse. Then, Susan said that my horse knew why he was at the show, he understood his "job," and that he fully intended on winning. He also told her that he intended to win at Oklahoma in October as well. I couldn't believe my ears! Was this just my horse's wishful thinking, or was she truly seeing the outcome of my horse's determination and motivation?
Susan then assessed my connection to the horse, and correctly concluded that I had been having some confidence issues. She walked me through some visualization techniques, tailored to specific issues with my horse's performance, which she "just knew," to address the problem.
Knowing that my horse was so committed, I wanted to make every effort to be the rider he needed to win. I knew I only had one day until the qualifier, so I practiced the techniques and methods she suggested and hoped for the best.
Well, it turns out both Susan Deren and my horse were right. Not only did we win the qualifier, but we went on to win the New England Regional Western Pleasure Championship, and three months later we won the World Championship!