Land Listening – Waterhole Whispering

Land Listening – Waterhole Whispering

Instead of only looking at our human-based objectives, how about we decide to listen to the entire ecosystem before making a decision that involves and creates consequences for everyone? I need to figure out where to locate a big new waterhole for the horses and wildlife… join me on the land listening journey

This video is first in a series of Land Listening explorations I’m going to share with you in the coming year. My eldest son, Oscar, and I have just moved into our 160-acre wilderness ranch near Vernon, BC.

My husband, youngest son Hugo, and daughter Zara, are all spending this year in the UK – traveling and supporting Hugo in his pro footie (soccer) journey. While Oscar and I remain in Canada and seek to set up all the systems and infrastructure the Singing Horse Ranch needs to run smoothly for ALL beings that share this space. It’s an amazing adventure, and also a formidable challenge.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from the last 7 years with my herd of wild and semi-feral horses, it’s that us humans need to LISTEN more before we act. So although I’m not expecting to never screw things up… I am going to give it my best to stay in listening with all the creatures that form this ecosystem: Horses, trees, plants, insects, fungi, water, soil, microbes and so on – what magic is possible when we give ALL sentient beings a voice in our human world?

I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas about the new waterhole location, after watching the video! Just leave them in the Comments section below…

Watch PART 2 of this waterhole journey.


  1. Denise September 15, 2022 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Hi Jini, Have you heard of dowsing? There are several groups that meet and share their experiences of dowsing for water. It can be discovered with this system using dowsing tools, the depth of the water and where it is on the property and if it is drinkable. Good luck to you.

    • JINI September 16, 2022 at 8:20 am - Reply

      Yes I have. And turns out my dog Kumba is a dowsing expert – or water engineer! There’s a local guy who does that for well drilling though and he’s very good. Thanks so much for sharing :)

  2. Linda Miller September 18, 2022 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Jini, the first thing that crossed my mind was feng shui to harmonize with the chi of the land. I’m not a practitioner but I appreciate the concept and intent of the art.

    Have you thought about creating a flowering native plant ecosystem around the new pond to provide a food source for pollinators and habitat for aquatic animals like frogs that need year-round water – you’ve already got a start with the bull rushes. You might also wish to include a small meditation area with a bench and perhaps a piece of art dedicated to Mother Gaia.

    I assume that all of the horses are now located at the ranch, including Big Mama. I’d love to see a video of the united herd!

    • JINI September 22, 2022 at 5:09 am - Reply

      Love the suggestions Linda! Although I have to say, judging by the number of butterflies around, the plant life nearby is already good. BUT to plant a variety of beautiful wildflowers (esp ones that bees like) is a great idea. I plan to use any boulders we unearth to form seating/viewing areas. Both me and birds like to perch on big rocks around the pond. I added some to the existing waterhole, that I found nearby too – great place to journal!

      And no, not all the horses are here – Audelina and Kaliah are still down on the coast. They obviously know things I don’t know, so we’re going to roll with it and see what happens. I just checked in with them a couple days ago to see if they’re ready to come up and still got a firm, “No.”

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