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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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The Horsehair Nest

Posted by on March 30, 2015 in Healing, Inspiration, The Earth, The Heart, The Horse | 0 comments

The Horsehair Nest

My friend gave me a gift today, it was discovered when I opened my tack trunk. She had placed it in a dark corner within. I gazed upon it and felt seen by my friend – deeply understood. I picked up the treasure and laid it in my palm. My friend had touched the tender place where our hearts are one. My chest cracked open and I wept and wept. Carrying the delicate gift in my palm, I laid down on the earth. Resting on her surface and bathing in the sun’s energy, I cried until tears no longer flowed and my face formed a loving...

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How Can We Heal Our Own Horse – the One Closest to Us?

Posted by on March 18, 2014 in Awareness, Equine Healing, Healing, Health, Inspiration, The Heart, The Horse | 6 comments

How Can We Heal Our Own Horse – the One Closest to Us?

My horse, Herz, is twenty-nine years old. He has a chronic right front suspensory injury, it is one of the primary reasons he is retired. It is a spring ritual for him to take a romp and to re-injure it. Today was that day. I told Herz how sorry I was that he was in pain and that his structural issues had led to his relatively early retirement. I said to him how glad I was that he is in such good health otherwise. I sat down beside him on a stool with my hands on the swelling to assist with the heat and pain. In the early years,  I had learned how to apply healing skills to horses by practicing on him. Later on, because of our close relationship, it became nearly impossible for me to work on him. Feeling inadequate, I did what I do best – simply loving him. Acknowledging this, I leaned forward and kissed him on his upper leg. He turned his head towards me, reached down and tenderly nuzzled me on my neck. The twenty-five years of love between us was deep and palatable. Contained within those seemingly few moments was a powerful gift of...

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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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Healing with Horses: Valentine’s Day

Posted by on February 13, 2014 in Awareness, Equine Healing, Healing, Inspiration, Path of the Healer Workshop, The Horse | 1 comment

Healing with Horses: Valentine’s Day

Valentine is a mare belonging to by Mary Ann Brewer, owner of In the Company of Horses, who hosted the Healing with Horses workshop. Valentine works as a therapy horse during Mary Ann’s weekly Equine Assisted Psychotherapy sessions with clients. Valentine received healings during the weekend workshop and this was Mary Ann’s update on Valentine and the other horses in our workshop the following week. “Ginger Texted me Tuesday morning (two days after the workshop) and said she had a dream that today is Valentine’s Day ~ so I got to see what that meant at work! She offered herself up in every available moment to our clients. Everyone picked her and she picked them. She is usually willing, but she worked extra on Tuesday. Sometimes in the past, she would run away when she was done, and at some point, most days at work these horses will lie down and have extensive naps. I jokingly say they are American’s at work! On Tuesday, even though Summer did lay down right near our group during our processing at the end, no one else joined in. This was unusual....

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Building Faith in Long-Distance Healing

Posted by on January 23, 2014 in Awareness, Equine Healing, Healing, Inspiration, The Horse, Your Healing Journey | 0 comments

Building Faith in Long-Distance Healing

One of my favorite things about teaching is assisting my class participants building of their faith in healing. This happens when they experience the response each horse has to their healing, as well as observing the differences in all the horses before and after the healings. During the recent Your Healing Journey class the group was able to build their faith in the affectivity of long-distance healing. One of the attendees, Susan, lives out of state and participated in the class via Skype. For one exercise, each participant took turns conducting a healing on a pinto mare named Patches. When it came to be Susan’s turn we stood around the mare, silently observing while she worked long-distance. The group held the sacred space that had been created from all the previous healings and we were aware of the seemingly subtle shifts that were occurring. During this time the mare’s heart opened and she physically shifted her stance to reflect this change. She squared up her front legs and we felt something lift and clear energetically. The mare then licked and chewed. After the healing, I called Susan on my cell phone so she could share her experience with us. I encouraged her to say some information she had received to Patches directly and I held the phone up to Patches’ ear. As Susan spoke to her, Patches moved her ears to listen and responded by licking and chewing. It was clear to us all that Patches was making the connection between her distance healing and Susan’s voice and that the healing was continuing with Susan’s words. I wanted to share this photo that captured that moment with you, so you may open your own heart to faith and...

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The Key to Effective Communication with Animals is to Listen

Posted by on July 4, 2013 in Awareness, Healing, Inspiration, The Heart, The Horse | 3 comments

The Key to Effective Communication with Animals is to Listen

Horses communicate with us all the time. Their cues are subtle and kind. Their non-verbal expressions and are frequently missed as our minds are full of what to do’s and what we think is going on. The key is to listen. Yesterday, I had a clear lesson about this from a Dales pony; his clarity showed me what I nearly missed. After working with this three year old, Donny, I put a full set of black leg wraps on his legs, for fly protection, and turned him back out. An hour or so later, I went out into his field to check on one of his pasture mates who had been running, a Fjord. The Fjord was fine, but he was missing a blue leg wrap, so I made a note to walk up to the barn for a replacement. Donny had approached me as I was assessing the legs of the Fjord and when I stood up, he touched my left shoulder with his muzzle. He then looked over his right shoulder and pointed to the next field over. With his direct line of sight he was showing me a black leg wrap laying in the grass; it was about fifteen yards away, in an attached field. When touched by his clear communication, I noted that Donny was wearing black leg wraps but remembered that I had put them all back on. I walked to the fallen wrap, picked it up and returned to where the Fjord was grazing to put it on his bare leg. The Fiord was not at all interested in having the fly wrap put on; he trotted off. “OK,” I said to myself, “I’m not going to force anything here.” I paused, wondering. Donny, who had followed me into the next field when I collected the leg wrap, had followed me back into this field and watched his pasture mate trot off. As I stood, listening and wondering what to do next, Donny approached me again. He faced me and dropped his head, touching my lower pant leg from below my knee to the ankle in a gentle gesture. I wondered why. With this question my closed mind opened; I noticed that Donny’s left hind leg was bare, a wrap had come off. He stood quietly while I put his black legging back on; and I felt his gratitude for my action and my gratitude for his gentle teaching merge our hearts together as...

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