If you have a Twitter and follow a bunch of the equestrian anon accounts, you may have seen many of them talking about getting a reading with an animal communicator. An animal communicator is a person who communicates with animals. Typically they advertise that they can tell you about your animal’s past, how the animal feels about certain things, and some will even assess health questions you have to give you an idea of what to bring up to your vet. Some animal communicators also advertise that they can communicate with the animal in such a way that changes the animal’s behavior.
The question is – are these people really able to communicate with animals, or are they just really good at guessing and gauging your reaction? Many psychics use this method, and it is entirely likely that an animal communicator would use this method as well. There are also generalizations that a communicator can make about any animal, and odds are they would be correct and make you think they are communicating with your pet when they are really just making a statement that would apply to 99 percent of pet owners.
I have worked with two animal communicators, and the experience with each was completely different. For legal reasons, I am not going to name either animal communicator. I found that one was extremely accurate while the other got some things right and was dead wrong on other things. The things that person got right were extremely general and could have been applied to any horse and rider.
The first communicator I worked with took forever to get back to me. When she did give me answers to my questions, some of them were spot on. However, after talking to several individuals, they pointed out that her answers were extremely general and could be applied to just about any rider. Other answers she gave me I could not really verify (they were about my horse’s past), but they just did not seem right given what I do know about him. Another individual I spoke to about my reading pointed out that this person could have taken so long to get back to me because she was perusing my Twitter account and gathering details on my horse so that her reading would be more accurate. Obviously I cannot verify this, but it is entirely possible given that my Twitter account is public; I tweet about my horses on there; and I contacted this animal communicator initially through Twitter.
The second communicator I found via word of mouth. She had been on my radar for a while, but I only recently scheduled an appointment with her. We spoke over the phone, and during the start of our reading, she began with information that immediately came to her. After that, I told her what I was hoping to speak with, and she gave me information based solely on the horse’s name, physical description, and breed. She was completely spot on about all 3 animals without any background information from me. It was quite interesting. She also did what she called a body scan of the two horses that were living, and much of her information was accurate and verifiable.
Obviously getting a reading from an animal communicator is solely for entertainment purposes, and you should never use it in place of getting a professional’s opinion if your horse is having a health issue. However, when communicators are spot-on accurate like the second one – who again had zero background information – I do wonder if they are connected to something that I, as a lay person, am not.
If you are thinking of having your horse or other pet read by an animal communicator, here are some tips I have so that you get the best out of your reading.
Be open. This is very important. Oftentimes individuals go into a reading like this with a specific expectation of what is going to happen and what they want. Many animal communicators will say that they cannot control what information they gather, and that it is the animal’s choice as to what he or she wants to share. If you are closed off to everything but what you want to hear, this may hinder your reading. Being open to any and all information the communicator receives will make the reading much more enjoyable for the both of you, and you won’t be disappointed if you cannot figure something out or connect with a certain subject.
Use someone that has been referred to you. There are a lot of animal communicators out there, and it may be hard to choose which one with whom you want to speak. However, my best advice for this is to book a session with someone that you have found out about through word of mouth. A referral is the best thing you can get, especially with something as touch and go as this. You want to get a reading with someone that someone else you know has used and has been happy with. Going off of someone’s random website could be disastrous, and you may end up wasting your money. If you don’t know anyone who has had a reading with an animal communicator, you can always post in an online horse forum or on your social media sites to see if someone can make a good recommendation.
Be honest with your communicator. If you and your communicator are not clicking or if he or she is giving you inaccurate information, you should be honest and let them know. The second communicator with whom I worked told me that she refunds when she is unable to give a good reading or when she is unable to connect with the animal – this is a great policy! Additionally, if the communicator is offering up inaccurate information, going along with it and pretend like it is correct will not help you or the communicator. You’ll keep getting inaccurate information that way! Make sure to speak up when the communicator has gotten something wrong. If you feel like the reading is just not working, feel free to promptly end the conversation. There is no point in wasting your time with someone who is not connecting with your animal or who is clearly a fraud.
Don’t rely on the communicator. If your horse is having a serious health or behavioral issue, relying on the animal communicator to solve it is just plain stupid. You should secure the help of a professional, whether it’s a trainer, a farrier, a vet, or some other pro that can pinpoint what is going on and the steps to take to solve it. Relying on an animal communicator to solve behavior and health issues is like posting in a horse forum or on Facebook when your horse has a health problem. Just call the professional. Period.
It is ultimately up to you how much stock you put in a reading with an animal communicator. It’s most important to just have fun with it! No one will ever know for sure whether any animal communicator can really tune into what your horse or other pet is thinking, so just have fun and see where it goes if you’re going to get a reading.