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Throughout time people have claimed to be able to talk to horses, gain an insight into a horse's mind and know exactly what a horse is thinking or feeling. These rare individuals are known as horse whisperers.

Do these claims go unrecognised or are they just simply dismissed? Unless there is scientific proof can people really believe in such an unorthodox practice? One man's mission is to provide that proof. He talks to horses, with some miraculous results.

Adam Shereston believes that keeping a balance between mind and body is one of the most important factors in producing a quality racehorse, particularly with regard to the bloodlines. Some horses come from the very best bloodline but seem to achieve very little on the racetrack. Many people ask why it is that great champions produce such horses and then seemingly from nowhere, a true champion emerges. Perhaps the answer can be found…

For a horse to perform to its ultimate best, it needs to be both physically healthy and psychologically sound. If there is conflict in either of these areas an imbalance will develop, causing illness and distress, which results in poor performance. Harmony in these areas will make for a well-adjusted horse. When this is combined with good breeding, you can have a true champion on your hands. What if at any time during a horse's racing career one or both of these areas start to break down? Naturally horse owners seek guidance through veterinary science, although trying to determine what is causing the horse to behave in a particular way can prove to be a challenging task. What if there was a way of asking the horse to tell us exactly how it is feeling or where it is experiencing pain? It could save time, money and more importantly prevent the horse from suffering any more than it needs to, if at all.

A horse trainer and a prospective buyer will each make their own decision about a horse's merit based on their individual assessment of a horse's performance on the gallops. What if you could go deeper in determining a horse's calibre and credentials? What if it was possible to gain more valuable insight by using the "sixth sense"?

What some think is impossible is not necessarily the case according to Adam. He believes that by developing and using this sixth sense it is possible to gain great wisdom, far beyond that which the normal five senses allow. So if this is possible, how does it work? The sixth sense is within us all, but very few of us unlock its full potential. To begin with, the senses that we already use and understand have to be acknowledged. Realisation of the five senses can be gained when we start to question their role in our everyday lives. The senses are activated by external stimuli in our environment; this is how we receive information. We then need to look at how we process the information received and further to this how the bank of knowledge acquired from this continuous transference and translation of information becomes a series of learned responses which are selected automatically by the brain, according to each situation. A horse builds an automatic response system in a similar way, which compliments the natural instincts that a horse is born with. Learning how the five senses really work and how our mind reacts can, in time, unlock the sixth sense. How many people actually look this deep?
Three years ago Adam discovered that he had an innate ability to communicate with and heal horses. Following a lifetime of very little spiritual inclination, he endured a series of phenomenal experiences which opened up his potential to communicate using the sixth sense. With this revelation he also found that he had unearthed an ability to heal various ailments simply through touch. In the months leading up to these incredible experiences, Adam went through a phase of wondering exactly where feelings and emotions stem from and, through much analysation, he came to the simple conclusion that most inner feelings actually follow thought. On making this important discovery a whole new world opened up before him, as he realised that happiness can stem from materialising positive conscious thoughts.

It was through this process that Adam gradually came to an understanding of how his mind works and how it contributes to overall wellbeing. It is his understanding that external stimuli and life experiences filter through into our subconscious and are manifested as learned behavioural responses. These reactions occur automatically through association with a previously learned response to a similar set of circumstances. Through monitoring each reaction he was able to determine which previous situation had initially triggered a particular embedded response. He was then able to re-programme his automatic response system so that with each new situation he learned a different, more positive reaction and with that he finally found true happiness. By changing our responses we can alter our perception of the outside world and our reflection on life.

Although Adam's conscious mind kept pulling him in the direction of a life which society would perceive to be acceptable, he had never felt completely satisfied. Once he had gained respect for the gift with which he had been granted he overcame the obstacles with sheer determination and dedication. He began to sense a previously unrealised affiliation with horses and envisaged that his true destiny was to become a horse whisperer. Having recognised this new intelligence, and although aware that he faced much scepticism ahead, he set out on his journey.

Earlier this year Adam was called out to see a horse that was displaying all the common visible symptoms of colic. The vets working with this horse had carried out tests for colic but the results were found to be negative. The only alternative would have involved intrusive exploratory surgery. This would have proved costly to the owner and caused the horse much distress. Fortunately, the owner had seen an article about Adam's work. Although sceptical, they decided to reserve judgement and see if he could shed some light on the situation.

The horse communicated to him that it was suffering from crippling stomach cramps, which it would transpire had been misdiagnosed as colic. The horse was unaware of the exact source of the pain so Adam used the sixth sense in order to determine the real cause. Through a mental link with the horse, it became clear to him that an excessive amount of air had been passing through the stomach, and that it was building more rapidly than it was being expelled. He relayed this information to the owner who in turn told him that the horse was a chronic crib biter. With this knowledge Adam knew that crib biting had caused there to be excess wind and a blockage had subsequently been created. Adam needed to gain a quick understanding of the language that the horse would recognise in order for him to communicate with the horse to demonstrate how to alleviate its pain. It transpired that the horse responded to a repeated enactment that Adam visually emitted using telepathy. The horse duly stopped crib-biting and following the expulsion of the excess air, and a healthy functioning of the stomach was restored. Shortly afterwards the horse resumed its racing career. Through Adam's experience, he has come to recognise this as a special means to communication with horses in resolving physical or psychological maladies.

Intuitive assertions such as these initially arose through a series of unfamiliar sensations which Adam experienced. He found that he was picking up on the thoughts and feelings of people around him. An intense emotion or physical alteration would become present within him with such force that he was certain that it was not a feeling of his own. These feelings would only disappear once the respective person had parted company with him.

When working with horses suffering from certain ailments Adam senses physical discomfort in a particular region of his body. Bearing in mind the difference that exists between the anatomy of a horse and that of a human, he gradually had to learn how to associate which part of his body related to the area of affliction within the horse. Sometimes Adam will simultaneously and repeatedly envisage a mental picture of an historical incident which relates to the horse, eventually providing him with the predetermining factor in the horse's condition. On one occasion he worked with a horse that had terrible pains in its rib cage. Following the manifestation of a parallel pain within Adam he started to see a recurring vision of a person striking a horse in this area with a shovel. Much to the astonishment of the owner he confirmed that this had indeed taken place.

On another occasion Adam was introduced to a thoroughbred that had been pulled up in each of its last four outings. The trainer could not understand what was causing the problem. Through communicating with this horse Adam detected a complication in the lungs that had resulted in breathing difficulties. He successfully dealt with the problem in his unique way and also advised the trainer to implement some key changes. Subsequently the horse's condition dramatically improved and it was able to complete the Alvis Grand Military Gold Cup successfully.

Adam has many more equally incredible stories. He recounts a particularly amusing tale that told of an interesting turn of events. He had previously been called out to treat a so-called incurable disorder that he tackled with astonishing results, much to the amazement of the trainer and the vets involved. Six months later the same trainer contacted Adam and told him that the horse seemed to be showing signs of lameness again, although the previously visible indications were not apparent. Upon visiting the horse Adam discovered that the horse had brought him there under false pretences. In fact this horse was being quite clever as if it knew that feigning lameness would cause its owner to make contact with Adam again. The real problem was actually one of a digestive nature, which would not have been obvious to the trainer. The horse indicated to Adam that a recent change in diet had caused it to feel unwell. The trainer reintroduced the horse's original diet and shortly after this the 'lameness' disappeared.

So this is where Adam spends most of his time, in and around stables and racing yards, following his calling. He regularly works alongside racehorse trainers, using his gift and providing great insight into what a horse is actually thinking and feeling prior to a race. He often accompanies trainers to sales and studs to assist them in assessing a horse prior to purchase. By continuing every day to learn from these animals and developing his gift he hopes that one day, this will change the historical perceptions of many generations in finding and preparing a true champion racehorse.

There are many horse whisperers in this field today. Whether or not you choose to believe, it is undeniable that these people have miraculous stories to tell.

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