Equine Wellness Consultant, Wendy Price, explores the power of healing horses and does it really work?
I’ve been healing for years, my first experience was being “guided” to take the heat from a dying lamb’s lungs, which was not expected to survive the night. I’ll never forget the look on the farmer’s face when he found it feeding the next day.
I have always been visual when healing even as I worked with the lamb. I see the desired result and just trust that to become reality, which it has done time and time again; a dog dying with pneumonia, a cat badly injured by a car, a dog being rushed to hospital with kidney failure all made a great recoveries. A couple of years ago, I was introduced to Russian Creator Knowledge, a powerful healing modality which has enabled me to align myself in a deeply spiritual way and this has really ramped up my abilities, as well as given me understanding and unfaltering belief that miracles can happen.
Yesterday, I stood in a stable with a recently retired racehorse, Bobby enjoying him snuggling up to me and gently rubbing his head against me. The owner watched as she listened to me explaining about my work as a horse healer and how I could help Bobby and then she said she couldn’t believe what she was seeing. It had taken her several weeks to gain Bobby’s trust and he still remains terrified of strangers, but there he was instantly trusting and connecting with me.
Horses are just like us, they experience fear, anxiety, grief, loss and lack of confidence and each of these emotions has an impact on their health. Grief and anger, if not expressed, turns inwards and can lead to depression. I know when I was depressed I isolated myself and horses can do the same.
Horses are herd animals, innately relying on numbers for safety so it is not a natural thing for them to be apart therefore we must ask; how is this effecting their health? Do we ever consider how traumatic it may be for our horses as they move yards? We may look at it from a practical point of view, or even a necessity, but the horses don’t understand that - they may have to leave beloved field companions. So they grieve and then perhaps do not integrate as well in the next yard.
As I ask questions during a consultation, there is usually an identifiable key event prior to a symptom or change in behaviour of the horse. And if it didn’t happen to the horse, then frequently it had happened to the owner.
So what is healing? Quite simply it is the transfer of energy which creates an uplifted vibration in the recipient.
We learnt in school that everything has a vibration. Emotions, sound, disease and vitality have a unique and distinguishable vibration, some more harmonious than others – just think about a piece of music that sends chills of delight down your spine or another than just leaves you agitated.
Scientists have now recorded the frequencies of emotions, shame has the lowest frequency at just 20Hz. Grief is 75Hz and fear is 100Hz. I am sure you can relate to a time when you were perhaps experiencing grief or fear and can remember how low and fatigued you felt? As I mentioned previously our horses experience these emotions in just the same way. As I work I am in space of deep, unconditional love this is the energy I send this to the horses. The frequency of love is 528Hz and peace is 600Hz. This naturally boosts the emotional energy of the horse enabling the immediate shift to occur restoring confidence, lifting depression or releasing grief.
As an empath, I am very sensitive to the emotions and energies of other beings around me and as a clairvoyant I also see images, which help me identity the vibration being experienced in a person or a horse.
For a year a friend had been suffering quietly with debilitating pain in her ankle and last week she asked for my help and following my connection the pain disappeared instantly. This is not unusual when I work. On another occasion, I stood with an owner getting to know her small herd of rescued racehorses preparing to work with them remotely the following day. As we walked down the hill we stopped to look back and witnessed an extraordinary sight. The horses were all bathed in the most beautiful golden sunlight, grazing in a tight group. 10 minutes before, one of the horses had been a chronic windsucker and was usually chased away from the group by the alpha female. Now the windsucking had stopped and both mares were grazing next to each other for the first time.
Everybody can heal, if they choose to but as Margrit Coates, a well-known horse healer and author succinctly pointed out in her book “some people are gifted healers, just as some people are great musicians or artists”.
So how can healing benefit your horse?
I’ve found that healing can have many unexpected and delightful outcomes, one pony stopped fighting and being aggressive at feed time, though I was working with his sarcoids.
The following are just a few ways horses have been helped:
It can speed up the recovery of a physical injury
It can ease/remove sensitive skin or inflammation in the body
It give loving energy in the time of a crisis or change and restore calmness
It can erase the memories of trauma, fear and loss restoring contentment and confidence
Healing may bring about change where all else has failed
It may also support other treatments working at a much deeper level
There are no side- effects and no harm can be done.
Recently an ex-colleague asked for my help. He had no experience of healing and couldn’t understand how I could work remotely but decided to trust me and this illustrates perfectly the subtle ways healing can help. He has 2 retired polo ponies and both were suffering separation anxiety following the death of one of their companions. This had also manifested as pain through their bodies making grooming difficult as they did not enjoy being brushed.
I worked with both and the difference in character was obvious within 24 hours. One mare regained her playful streak and over the next couple of days the separation anxiety ceased, there was a calmness and confidence in both not witnessed before and the best outcome; these 2 mares bonded for the first time and started grooming each other. They also relaxed and were able to enjoy being brushed by my ex-colleague once more.
Horses recognise supportive healing energy, just as the ex-racehorse did as he overcame his usual fear to connect yesterday. They choose to receive and when they feel supported and “heard” then they release buried emotions, anger and depression and amazing changes happen.
If you have a horse that is not their usual vibrant, happy, confident self, then rather than worry, I would invite you to get in touch. For more information about how I can help, then please visit my website www.wendyprice.co.uk or give me a call on 07850 640972.