This was another article that I found in the back end of the website as I was getting the new one ready for you.
We had been getting these kind of extraordinary results in live clinics for a long time, but never before have we had it captured on film so beautifully and never before had we advanced to such heights in an on line clinic. I LOVE how we just keep getting better and better. 🙂
These 3 horses and the videos and photos are from a “Heal your horse’s back” on line clinic that we did back in… errr… 2014?
This video of Pye shows photos of his back from before the clinic and video footage from afterwards. I can’t believe it, I cried AGAIN watching this today – the amount of healing this horse has done is extraordinary. Mel achieved these results not by intensive body work – but by changing herself and changing their relationship.
Pye’s back was sagged in one of the worst backs of this type of damage that I’ve seen. No wonder he was still so aggressive – the pain he was in must have been terrible. Healing will continue to happen as Mel keeps on working like this. The video speaks for itself about his recovery.
Sandra’s horse Milly had been suffering life threatening episodes of colic caused by some spinal bones being stressed and out of alignment. Of particular interest to practitioners and the detail oriented rider, is a series of lessons on the clinic about the inter-relationship between spinal bones and organs and muscles and meridians and emotions. We talk in detail about the specifics of each. OMGoodness it makes so much sense out of what happens with a horse’s body…
Clearing up Milly’s spinal problems involved understanding a whole new way to ask for collection – not from the mouth or by softening the jaw or poll or driving from behind, but from lifting up the withers and hey I reckon you guessed it – you cannot FORCE a horse to lift up their withers. They do it from mirroring the genuine and soft and joyous opening in the rider. Beautiful stuff.
And lifting up the withers and stretching and helping the horse to release their stuck spots and resistances and even their spinal problems, along with whatever else is in the way, makes it possible for the beginnings of collection to be a very healing thing to do with a horse.
Here are Milly’s before and after photos. Her entire metabolism has changed and she’s on approx half the feed that she was on.
As you can see in this first photo of a very elderly Safar, there’s significant displacement of the lumbar vertebrae, the spinal bones behind the saddle and a huge swelling over the sacro-iliac joint at the croup.
Then in this photo, you’ll see that all those bones have slid into place beautifully. Safar has an ongoing journey to recovery, with his back needing to lift as well and some weight issues that will no doubt be helped in the next stage of his recovery. He has lots of energy and zest for life now and is running around like a youngster kicking up and playing.
I want to point out that Safar had had attention from muscle therapists who considered that his condition, although helped a little by treatment, was basically un-fixable. I routinely see a lot of things that were considered un-fixable, being fixed when you work within the horse-human relationship.
Joyce did quite a bit of Bowen muscle work on Safar that she learned on the course here – but her biggest progress was made in herself. I am still personally processing the wonderful insights prompted by Joyce on this clinic and Bobby is loving it!
This is the kind of information you wish the whole world has. Learning how to deal with conflict and resistance in our horse – easily. And the physical effects of that on our bodies and our riding – you can’t see me shaking my head here…
Ahhh this was an extraordinary clinic (and did you notice it was ON LINE?) – we had a whole bunch of amazing people escalating each other into bigger and bigger breakthroughs – physically and spiritually. Yummy stuff.
See… you can have muscle and bone people working on your horse until the cows come home, but if you don’t fix THE CAUSE behind it, those problems will just keep popping back up. You’ll hear me say this over and again around my website – emotional stress causes physical tension that causes muscle and bone problems. The way we work here enables us to FIX the emotional stress and RELEASE the damaging effects of it from their bodies (and ours too for that matter.)
Check out Fast Track to Brilliant Riding – that’s where all the action starts. 🙂