What can Reiki do for my horse?
Reiki can help to relax and calm your horse and can help with different issues such as:
- Loss of appetite
- Physical injuries
- Reducing stress
- Relieving anxiety
- Wind sucking
- Improving your relationship with your horse
- Helping the natural healing process
- Improving the owner’s riding experience
*It is however not a replacement for traditional veterinary care and your vet must be informed of any issues that your horse has before a Reiki practitioner starts working with your horse.
How will my horse respond to Reiki?
Horses tend to like the Reiki healing energy and will often relax quickly.
The healing energy if given regularly will help them to maintain their health and allow them to be peaceful and calm.
Your horse will also let you know when they want healing and will move away when they have had enough of the healing energies.
It is always best to work with your horse and give Reiki where and when it is needed.
Reiki in action
Here is a typical story of Reiki helping a horse:
“He was an off-the-track thoroughbred who was clearly unhappy in his stall. Extremely nervous and high-strung, he had trouble getting along with other horses and would sometimes run himself ragged in the pasture. One day, he began to kick his stall walls over and over again. People walking by would bark “knock it off!”, but other than that, no attention was paid to him. I was concerned he might hurt himself so I left my own horse, walked to his stall window and peered in. I quietly asked, “Would you like some Reiki, sweetheart?” He immediately stopped kicking and looked directly at me. I took this to mean “yes” and began to offer him Reiki from outside the stall. He immediately went over to the corner of his stall, lowered his head, and began licking and chewing. Within a few minutes, his head had dropped and he was sleeping soundly. I quietly walked away, ending the treatment after only a few minutes. Later that day, I alerted my trainer to his previous distress and the Reiki I had given.
The next day, my trainer informed me that not only had he stopped kicking the walls, but that he had literally slept in the corner of the stall the whole previous afternoon, night and most of the morning, only rousing himself to eat. I assured her this was a good thing, as body and mind heal themselves best when we are at our most relaxed.”
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