What to expect from a horse healing session
This is a basic run down of how a healing session works, however I go through this at the beginning of each session and so often it doesn't run through like this as I am guided by the horse and what they need.
I will start by asking you to fill in some paperwork and whilst you do this I will make an initial contact with the horse. I will answer any questions you have before starting. It is very important the owner, or primary carer is in attendance at the session. Other people can be there if you and the horse are comfortable with this but they must stay for the whole session, people leaving and coming and going will disrupt it and can mean the horse will not relax. Additionally consider if you really want someone there, this can be quite an emotional experience and you too need to feel you can just go with it and not worry about others who may be watching.
To start the session I will place my hand on the horse's withers to connect, when ready I will then do an initial scan of the horse with my hands, feeling all over. I may pick up heat, this doesn't necessarily mean there is a physical issue heat can also be felt where emotions have been stored. I will normally then work on the horse’s Chakra system balancing these then work my way through the horse from there, being led by the horse at all times.
There are no strict rules as to how the healing starts, it is all dependent on each individual horse and it is them who I listen to and am guided by. I give healing to all the areas I am drawn to, I may pick up information from the horse and will pass this to the owner if I do. When I am ready I will finish with another overall balance of energies. I may use crystals during the healing if I am drawn to do so.
For a healing session the horse should be in the stable with a head collar on and the owner needs to be present throughout. If the horse has anxiety issues away from other horses please ensure a stable companion is in with them, it’s extremely hard for a horse to relax into a healing session if they are suffering separation anxiety. It may be possible to do a session in the field if the horse is more comfortable there but this needs to be considered carefully. Safety is a priority. In a well established herd a healing session in the field can work well. If you want to do a session within the field then we can talk this through, of course we can also look at doing it by the gate if we won't be disturbed - weather dependent!!!
During the healing you will see signs of the horse relaxing, you may see their eye soften, eyelids drop; licking, chewing, stretching and yawning are all good signs of the horse relaxing into the healing and releasing emotion.
Licking and chewing is something a horse does having worked through a particularly difficult memory or area of tension, it shows they have had something difficult to face but worked through it, I see it like the feeling of relief we get when something a bit overwhelming has happened then passes. They may also express anger and frustration for example by biting, this could be something is particularly uncomfortable for them or they may find it hard to release certain emotions, I will work through this though deeper issues may take more than one appointment to work through - it's not unusual to hear "but my horse never bites" after they've tried in a session and is not something you should worry about.
The healing will continue after I have left as the horse adjusts to the new energies and what has been released which is why it is important not to ride or ask anything much of them for at least 24 hours after.
The horse should be allowed to move around during a healing session but should not be allowed to eat unless particularly nervous in which case it can help them relax initially when I start.
If you have any questions then please do feel free to ask I am always happy to talk through what to expect, and if you have any questions during the healing again please do ask as they come up. I will always talk through what I am doing, though be mindful I may go quiet for some time but I will always explain what was happening.