Horse lovers readily agree that what’s good for a horse is usually also good for the owner. This is definitely true when considering the benefits of Reiki for horses. This gentle and non-intrusive therapy traces its modern origins to human patients in Japan. Today it’s rapidly gaining popularity as a healing tool that can benefit horses physically, emotionally and mentally. A growing number of animal rescues are taking advantage of its healing benefits.
How Equine Reiki Works
Energy flows through the body of a horse in good health much like an electric current. However, a number of factors can interfere with this flow. Among them are physical injuries, trauma, dietary changes, emotional problems, training issues or a combination of these problems. Any blockage of energy can result in physical, psychological or behavioral problems.
Equine Reiki, restores positive energy flow into the animal’s body, correcting imbalance. Horses are particularly sensitive and quickly pick up on the healing a practitioner offers through hands-on or even hands-off means. Typically, the horse will approach and quickly become a willing participant.
Benefits of Equine Reiki
This healing system is safe and will never harm an animal. If a horse has experienced abuse or neglect, Reiki helps it to release emotional wounds. Treating horses and pets with Reiki helps relax and calm them, making it easier for owners and trainers to handle them and resolve behavioral issues. A calmer horse means a calmer, happier owner.
Reiki is extremely useful in conjunction with traditional veterinary care. It helps horses recover faster, saving owners anxiety and cost. Veterinarians trained in this type of healing have found it useful in treating travel stress and digestive problems, as well as settling mares who are new mothers.
Reiki can assist in reaching a horse’s peak performance and be beneficial training by encouraging suppleness and flexibility and improve flow in walk/trot/cater. It can also help your horse focus and relax before an event and unusual situations (travel, sales, new environment).
Equine Reiki is also beneficial as a horse approaches the end of its life. It can provide comfort to a beloved animal, its owners and the staff members who provide daily care.
Interested in Equine Reiki to assist the wellbeing of your horse? Contact me for a house, or shall I say, barn call.