WATCH: Horse Whisperer’s Unbreakable Bond with Wild Horses in Andalucia is Inspiring
It's a rare and beautiful thing to see humans and animals share a deep bond and it's nowhere more apparent than the way Simin Nadjafi Hinrichs loves horses. The German-Afghan makes her living taking care of, training and performing with the majestic creatures in Spain, and the best part about it is the love and affection is mutual.
In the one-minute video posted by San Miguel, Hinrichs talks about her deep affection for the gentle horses, the bond created and the fact that her charges are able to help her just as much as she helps them.
"I love to work with and train horses," Hinrichs shared in the video. "As I teach the horse, I learn about myself. The main thing is to set up a relationship based on mutual confidence, trust and respect."
Working with and trained by some of the best riders and horsemen in the world including Monty Roberts, Ignacio Ramblas, Rafael Soto and Jose Luis de Rivero, Hinrichs pursued her vision of changing the way people treat and train her beloved creatures and creating a career in natural horsemanship, her website profile reported. As a trainer and performer, she is able to work closely with the horses every day.
"There is magic and beauty in everything -- working with Horses is my way to express it, make it visible and share it with others," her website read as it described her vision as spiritual horsemanship.
"My intention is to promote health and flourish beauty in horses and in people."
Despite the years of becoming used to the sport, riding remains an exhilarating experience for her. As Hinrichs said in the video, "You really become one in that moment. And then I have this beautiful feeling of being totally alive. It's the greatest gift the horses taught me."