Equine Healing

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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What is Healing?

Posted by on January 31, 2012 in Equine Healing, Healing, Health, The Horse | 0 comments

What is Healing?

Healing facilitates a positive transformation that increases health and happiness. Healing is a natural process that occurs 24/7. Healing energy is available to all of us all the time; it is the essence of all creation. We witness it every day when we: resolve a challenging issue and move forward with our life, see a wound disappear over time and observe a child’s body grow and change. The true nature of creation is supportive and the healing process is a reflection of this. A healer is someone who serves to expedite this process in others. He or she has been taught and mentored about the principals of working with the creative source of energy with the intention to apply it to helping others to heal. A healer is often someone who has faced challenging, life threatening illness in their own lives and has learned valuable truths from overcoming their adversity. They have gone on to develop a life grounded in self discipline and commitment to these truths that allows them to assist others to walk through their own doorways of transformation. The very nature of the healing process necessitates within the healer the commitment to helping others along this path. For the gift of healing is a gift of love and it is not meant to be held or hoarded. The true nature of healing is pure love and love calls for the creation and flow of itself from one individual to another. To to stop the flow of healing energy initiates blocks in the energy flow of the body. These blocks create mental and physical discomfort. If they are not dissolved, released or cleared they eventually manifest as physical pain. As the stagnant energy becomes ingrained in the tissues it manifests as physical symptoms in the body, including pain, illness and disease. A healer, due to their own experience, is sensitive to the existence of disruptions in the natural flow of energy in the body and is able to feel their vibration. A healer learns how to modulate their own energy system; it becomes a tool for helping others. The healer learns how to generate specific vibrations for specific situations in order to alleviate blocks and to clear them out of the patient’s body. When the blocks of energy clear, the body can then reestablishes the natural, healthful flow within it. This creates detoxification in the body and mind, an increased flow of vitality and vibrancy. Healing energy transforms the body; it creates a stronger immune system and a healthier body. Healing is holistic, it also allows for a happier, clearer mind. The beauty of healing is that it is non-invasive. It leaves no trace….it only replaces illness with love: it is this light and the experience of it that...

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