Healing with Horses Workshop

Healing with Horses at Helping Hearts Equine Rescue

Posted by on September 25, 2015 in Equine Healing, Healing, Healing with Horses Workshop, Inspiration, The Heart, The Horse | 0 comments

Healing with Horses at Helping Hearts Equine Rescue

Helping Hearts is the perfect name for this equine rescue. There was a lot of deep, heart-felt healing at the recent workshop held at the facility. After exercises to help them experience energy, the students we’re grounded and prepared for beginning the healings with the horses. Then we observed and evaluated each horse the participants would  work with.         Participating in equine healing was life-changing for the students. They were deeply moved by the immediate responses and physical releases from the horses. They expressed amazement about how the horses opened a dialogue with the healers about what they needed. Afterwards we reevaluated each horse. Everyone observed improvement in the horse’s confirmation and in their gait. They had more fluidity in their movement and happier demeanors.     To the left is an older Hanovarian gelding. In the before photo you can see some instability in his hind end and the tension he carries at the poll.     In this after photo you can see the horse is more balanced and it’s reflected in his stance. His energy is flowing more openly from back to front and he carries his head with ease. This was the first go at equine healing for the three participants who worked with him. A rider shared her experience of riding an older Friesian gelding shortly after the entire class had worked on him. This horse has an unfortunate condition that has diminished his muscle mass and weakened his hind end. The rider said the horse was more willing to do what she asked, she could feel how it was easier for him. He had more power and impulsion behind and she was excited that he had given her the best sitting trot she had felt on him in four years!...

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Podcast: How Horse Whisperer Ginger Krantz Heals Horses

Posted by on March 12, 2014 in Awareness, Equine Healing, Healing, Healing with Horses Workshop, Health, Inspiration, Path of the Healer Workshop, Podcasts, Shamanism, The Earth, The Heart, The Horse | 0 comments

Podcast: How Horse Whisperer Ginger Krantz Heals Horses

Below is a podcast of my radio interview, with host Julie Migneault, at Embodied Awakening on Intention Radio. Please listen as I share healing stories and insights into the nature of the horse. Join me during the entire hour-long interview, as we progressively travel deeper into the mind and heart of the healer. Host Julie Migneault, like myself, is a graduate of The Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Her formulating questions and speaking from her own experience as a healer enrich the interview. Enjoy the journey!   http://intentionradio.com/archive-shows/36-Embodied-Awakening/36-05-31.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Transcript for: Ginger Krantz, Horse Whisperer and Healer with host Julie Migneault, at Embodied Awakening on Intention Radio May 31, 2013 JULIE MIGNEAULT, HOST: Hey everyone this is Julie Migneault here at Embodied Awakening Radio on the Intention Radio platform and I am so excited to be with you again for another Friday afternoon and today I am really excited to share an amazing guest. Someone I have worked with personally in my work with my own pet, her name is Ginger Krantz; Hi, Ginger. GINGER KRANTZ: Hi, Julie. MS. MIGNEAULT: How are you today? MS. KRANTZ: I’m doing all right. MS. MIGNEAULT: Thank you so much for being with us and sharing some of your wisdom around your healing work and work with horses and animals. MS. KRANTZ: Well thank you for inviting me to share. MS. MIGNEAULT: Yeah, I just want to tell the audience that my cat was going through some trauma when we moved, I moved houses, and all sorts of different things happened at once and I think her nervous system was totally shot and I just did one session with you and over the course of a couple weeks she totally unwound, it was really, really amazing. She is back to her old self now. She was like high-strung and going through some things, so thank you for that. I got to experience first hand the power of your work. MS. KRANTZ: You’re welcome. It’s always just a gift to be asked. MS. MIGNEAULT: Yeah, wonderful. Tell me a little bit about yourself as a healer and a horse, I will call you a Horse Whisperer. I don’t know of you call yourself that. MS. KRANTZ: You know, I don’t call myself that, but I find sometimes that is what I end up doing: literally whispering to them. My background is in healing and I was trained working with people. I went through The Barbara Brennan School of Healing, her international school. I went through the four-year program there and then after graduation I went on to be a teacher in training and then a teacher. During school I had purchased a horse, my first horse, which was my life dream, and as I was going through school and learning about healing, my horse, I became aware that he had some structural issues. And I started applying the healing skills to my horse and had some really amazing results. I started to realize, when I dipped into his energy field in the way that we did in school, that there was a lot of things that were similar. Then, when I was teaching at the school I had permission from Barbara, along with a couple of my colleagues, to teach a class in how to apply the skills we were learning at school to animals. MS. MIGNEAULT: Wow! That would have been fantastic, they don’t do that anymore. MS. KRANTZ: It was a wonderful experience. From there I went on to, after I was in school for 9 years;...

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Opening the Heart – Healing the Pain of Loss

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Equine Healing, Healing, Healing with Horses Workshop, The Heart, The Horse | 0 comments

Opening the Heart – Healing the Pain of Loss

Rags is a mare owned by Susan and Jim Medley who hosted the recent Healing with Horses workshop, at their farm in Virginia. Rags came to join the Medley Farm herd, last fall. She was taken in by the Medley’s from a local woman who had two children and a third child on the way so she could not care for Rags anymore. At the workshop Rags presented herself as wanting to have a healing. The Medley’s did not anticipate this, for they felt that Rags had resolved the initial conflicts she had with some of the horses and had acclimated herself into the herd. The workshop participants gathered to do an exercise with Rags, to deepen their understanding of the horse and to discover what Rags needed for her healing. They asked Rags a series of questions as they arose spontaneously, and as they did the group’s connection with her deepened. The questions became more poignant and one in particular made a clear connection with everyone’s heart: Rags was asked if she missed the little boy from her previous home. In response to this question, nearly everyone in the group felt deep pain in their heart from the truth it had awakened. Rags felt it too; she stopped eating her hay, raised her head and stared at the group with a look of stunned bewilderment. There was a silence as everyone waited for her further response. Rags suddenly stepped forward to physically connect with the group; then, as her energy flow increased, she turned and trotted to the gate at the other end of the paddock to be with her field mates. When the group circled up to discuss and integrate what had happened, we observed that Rags had walked away from her pasture buddies to stand under a tree and was allowing the energy in her body to integrate, as well. The Medley’s then shared with us that there had been a little boy at Rag’s previous home that missed Rag’s. After his first visit to see Rags, his mother had decided it was too painful for the boy to allow him to visit Rag’s again. After the healing Rags was glowing with the grace that follows a powerful opening of the heart and was tenderly touching other horses in the herd. Susan reported how, as a result of the healing, it feels like a wall between she and Rags is gone. She added that Rags has become more gentle with the other horses and that the herd overall is more cohesive as a result of the workshop....

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Healing Horses: the Inspiration, Love and Joy it Brings

Posted by on January 21, 2013 in Equine Healing, Healing, Healing with Horses Workshop, Health, Inspiration, The Earth, The Heart, The Horse | 2 comments

Healing Horses: the Inspiration, Love and Joy it Brings

What led me to the horses is my love for the earth and all creatures upon it. What drives me to work with the horses is my longing for the truth of the inherent Oneness of all life to be realized by all humankind. What inspires me is the unconditional love and gratitude the horses express for the healing work and the effective results that eliminate their sickness, and relieves their physical and mental distress. What fulfills my heart is to witness their traumas heal, to feel their nervous systems integrate and see their bodies respond with balanced movement; to observe horses become stronger and their symptoms of discomfort and aging reverse. What brings me gratification is sharing in the happiness healing brings to the owners of horses and observing the relationship between their horse and their caretaker deepen. What motivates me are the students who have acted on their longing to connect more deeply to horses; who have opened their hearts to a two-way honest conversation with horses. These individuals who are committed to developing within themselves the healing skills of: self-awareness, presence, and intimate feeling and clear intent to support the horses’ transformation and well-being. What bring me joy are the individuals that value healing; that trust in the power of the invisible. Those people who care deeply for horses, who hear the call to question our traditional and accepted realities; the dedicated individuals who seek a new path and a doorway of healing for they and the horses to walk through.  ...

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Healing Hind End Imbalance in the Horse

Posted by on June 2, 2012 in Equine Healing, Healing, Healing with Horses Workshop, The Horse | 0 comments

Healing Hind End Imbalance in the Horse

A healing for Hearty was the first class project during the recent Healing with Horses workshop. Hearty is a pony mare utilized by our host, Mary Ann Brewer, for EAGALA sessions and natural horsemanship lessons for a young rider. Mary Ann explained that Hearty has not felt right to her rider lately and that as a result Hearty had been the focus of a workshop with farrier Esco Buff two weeks prior. At the Esco Buff workshop Hearty had been evaluated and it was determined that her left leg shorter was than her right. Based on the farrier’s experience, he had suggested inserting a 5/8” wedge pad on the hoof of the shorter leg, along with hoof trimming for balance in the whole horse. He felt Hearty’s body possibly could, with the help of the wedge, work through the issue and become realigned evenly behind. At that point, in 4 to 6 weeks, the wedge could be removed and she would, most likely, retain the change and become even behind. Hearty is barefoot and Mary Ann chose to hold off and not shoe the mare or insert the wedge pad.   During the Healing with Horses workshop the class also did an evaluation of Hearty. Her unevenness and her discomfort behind were apparent. You can see in the before photo that, with repeated requests, she was unwilling to stand close to square. When Mary Ann did manage to have her to stand fairly close to square, the class pointed out that her left hip was significantly lower than her right. They observed Hearty while walking and remarked how she was uneven behind and clearly in pain. The entire class was moved to contribute to the healing of Hearty and the after picture reflects the results. Hearty released patterns of holding in many different locations in her body where the healers were called to work; the flow of her energy became integrated as a whole and she chose to stand squarely behind. When Hearty was walked out everyone noticed she now was even across her hind end; and that she moved with more fluidity and comfort. A week and a half after her healing, I visited Mary Ann and Hearty. Hearty greeted me with a loving acknowledgment when I arrived; she was more open in her self-expression. Mary Ann and I reflected on the dramatic shifts that we both observed in Hearty as a result of the class healing. She is brighter in appearance. She is more relaxed overall; she has a softer appearance and stands squarely behind. Wonderful work; thank you to all the class participants of the Healing with Horses...

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The Horse and Shamanism

Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Equine Healing, Healing, Healing with Horses Workshop, Health, Shamanism, The Earth, The Horse | 0 comments

The Horse and Shamanism

The earth is a major source of our healing. Shamans throughout the ages have intuitively known this; healers serve by becoming a hollow vessel for the healing energies of the Earth. The horse has been, for many cultures, the symbol for the journey a healer takes to retrieve the lost soul of the patient. The horse is the vehicle that transports the healer’s consciousness into other dimensions of reality; a four-footed, well-grounded animal with a spirit that is free. Life within our societal structures inevitably has constraints. It has domesticated us all and this has resulted in the loss of portions of our soul. Many people are drawn to horses for the truth they reflect to us as humans. Being with horses offers us the opportunity to engage in a metaphoric conversation with this living symbol of transformation and power. In doing so, we see ourselves differently, we heal our disconnection to ourselves and to the earth; we become more whole....

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