The morning of the fourth day of Healing with Horses, we received both concerning and joyful news. Daisy, a cream palomino Paso Fino mare, must have taken a fall. Her handler had checked on the horses in the morning and relayed that, “Both of Daisy’s knees are swollen, they’re blown up really big; they’re huge – it’s bad.”
Daisy and Alex are a bonded pair. (Read Alex’s healing story here.) The field they live in is a distant one. Daisy needed to be walked up the barn, to be wrapped with poultices and on stall rest for observation. Her pasture mate Alex, prior to receiving an equine healing from the group on day one of the class, had been extremely footsore and unwilling to walk. The good news was that Alex was able to walk all the way up to the barn to remain with Daisy!
Looking at Daisy on her stall, it was clear she was uncomfortable. She kept her eyes shut to barely open and had a constant grimaced expression on her face, indicating she was in intense pain.
Participants practiced individual healings on horses that day, including Daisy and Alex. Energy healing can penetrate the body, without any use of force; Daisy’s healer was able to ease the mare’s pain all over her body and help her knees directly through the poultice and wraps. During the healing Daisy, typically a standoffish mare, became increasingly more willing to connect with her healer. By the end, her facial expressions of pain had disappeared.
Daisy and Alex are the most submissive horses among a herd of nine. A few days after the class they were seen out in the field, working together; inciting the entire herd into taking a good run!