Back in my early days of working as a distance “healer” (see note below for an explanation) , I was asked to do a healing session on a horse who had recently had surgery for life threatening colic. It was a few days after the surgery, he was going backwards and the vet was preparing her for a bad result.
What I discovered was quite simple and quite astounding in its results. The horse had simply slipped into despair, thinking that the vet hospital stables, with the energy of all those worried owners and the energy of all those sick, tense and often frightened horses who often weren’t used to being stabled and the scarey procedures – he thought that was his new life. And if this was life from now on, he didn’t want it… so he was slipping away…
Just imagine how easy it would be to be in that despair. Imagine what it’s like to be NOT communicated with, stuck with needles, scarey lines and things hanging from the ceiling, occasional panicky things happening with other horses that you can hear and feel, procedures like the endoscopy (tube/ camera down the nose) that’s happening in the photo above – and none of it communicated to you.
Clearly he couldn’t go home as unwell as he was though. In the healing session, I was guided to tell her to talk to the vet and find out what things had to improve for him to be able to come home. I can’t remember them all now, this was a very long time ago, but it had something to do with pooping properly and urinating properly and temperature and respiration and heartbeat too no doubt and maybe even other things. Then I told her to sit in his stable quietly and tell him over and over again that he was coming home as soon as these things were happening correctly.
And by overnight he had an enormous improvement and was ready to go home the next day. Coincidence? It might have been if I hadn’t seen many similar outcomes with other animals.
I know that many people think that horses are dumb animals that aren’t capable of that kind of understanding. To them I smilingly say “crap… ” 🙂 Horses act like dumb animals when they are scared or chronically anxious and we humans don’t act too smart when we’re in that state either. And unfortunately waaayyyy too many horses are carrying an amount of emotional tension that means that they are easily scared.
This horse had changed homes on several previous occasions, at least once to a very bad home from where he had been rescued by his current owner, so his despair was perhaps more easily triggered than some other animals who were confident in the love that their owner had for them.
None the less, if you have a horse in or going into hospital, stop… sit with them quietly for as long as it takes until YOU feel good and tell them in your mind (or verbally whatever suits you) tell them what it takes for them to come home, tell them that they WILL be coming home when these criteria for their wellness are met.
Make that chat easier and more clear
The first lesson in the free lessons The 9 Keys to Happiness with Your Horse is one that will help you expand your communication with your horse, to make that chat easier, to make that instruction about sitting with them until you feel good, easier. The rest of the 9 Keys will appeal to you if you are into being gentle and yet effective with your horse, as well as give you a glimpse into the two way healing power of a beautiful relationship with your horse.
Note/explanation about the word “healer” and why the ” “marks around the word healer. The way that I work so successfully is by removing the blockages to healing. We’ve all no doubt seen or heard of extraordinary healing that is possible.
So why don’t we all heal like that, all the time? It’s because our bodies get blocked up. They get blocked up by old emotional stresses, by toxins in our environment (lots of which we can easily avoid), by the effects of old accidents, by the side effects of old medicines (even natural ones), by old beliefs (yes, the power of the Placebo effect when you know how to harness it, is HUGE… ) and by all kinds of other things too numerous to mention here. What I do here is systematically prioritize and remove these blockages to healing, so that a body can heal more like the way it was designed.
The power of the horse/human relationship is enormous too. 🙂 get those 9 keys if you haven’t already! 🙂
Would current students pretty please put some of your own stories of the healing power of your relationship with your horse in the comments section?