“Windhorse” refers to a mythic horse, famous throughout central Asia, who rides in the sky and is the symbol of a person’s energy and discipline to uplift himself. Windhorse is literally an energy in the body and mind, which can be aroused in the service of healing an illness or overcoming depression.
— from Windhorse Project founder Dr. Edward Podvoll’s book Recovering Sanity (Shambhala Publications, 2003, p. 224.)
All over the world different cultures have legends of horses that: carry the rider to safety with the power of the wind – imbuing the rider with confidence, strength, companionship and care. Mythology worldwide describes horses that “ride like the wind” and are messengers of the collective unconscious, such as: Pegasus – Greek: Sleipnir – Norse; Guelwgan Gohoewgein – Welsh: Wind Horse – Choctaw: Al Borak- Arabia: Lungtha – Tibetan: Longma – China: Kanthaka – Nepal: Surya – India: and Jesus prophetically rides a flying white horse from heaven in Revelations.
“My wife had dementia and needed to be placed in a memory care community in Louisville.
The Windhorse Care partners cared for my wife with compassion, patience and understanding. I felt Christine was safe and engaged and the team brought a person centered approach and contemplative practice. They were a special group.
The team meetings were always about how best to provide for Christine. WEC worked closely with the care community staff to compliment the care from both groups.
I think the most surprising part of this experience was how engaged WEC was from intake, supervision, team leadership, companions to the caregiver support group.” – Harry Lindmark