Reiki for Horses

Each time a horse is ridden the rider places his or her root (1st) chakra between the horse’s solar plexus (3rd) and heart (4th) chakras. Further, the reins, bridle, and bit impact the throat (5th), third eye (6th), and crown (7th) chakra points. This is quite an imposition and the well-being of the rider is literally “downloading” into these chakra energy centers. Imagine then a horse that may have many riders as in a school or lesson horse, or a rider that is suffering in his or her own way.

This is a challenge for the horse, to take in all this energetic information; and by the end of the day it is overwhelming. How does the horse tell its owner “Help! I am on overload”? What wonderful support Reiki would be to help the horse come back to itself free of all the energy it picked up during the day!

In my years of giving Reiki to horses, I have also noticed  that oftentimes the horse mirrors energetically what is going on emotionally with its owner and rider. In these cases, I will talk with the owner about how his or her life is going, asking questions about the person’s own emotional state especially when I see similar patterns or problems as a result in the horse and the owner. If my conversation with the owner proves this to be true, I suggest treating them both with Reiki.

How does Reiki help my horse?

Reiki can help maintain your horse’s health, speed healing of illness and injuries, and even ease the transition between life and death. Reiki is ideal for use with horses because it is gentle and noninvasive, and yet can powerfully address any health issue a horse may face. Because the nature of Reiki is to create and support energetic balance, it can do no harm and can be used safely on its own or as a wonderful complement to other healing therapies, both allopathic and holistic.

Horses love Reiki because they are inherently sensitive and energetic beings who understand its nature.

Reiki is a new and special way to deepen our inter-species bond and horses especially appreciate connecting with humans energetically. Reiki also has an irresistibly relaxing nature that just feels good!

I offer Reiki to the horse in a flexible way, without forcing the treatment and without expectations of the way the session will unfold. Horses are very sensitive and wise to energetic frequencies and will immediately understand the nature of the healing I am offering. Commonly, a horse will come forward and put his nose into my hands as soon as I begin. He will then choose to take Reiki in the way he needs most.

The average Reiki treatment with a horse lasts from 30 to 60 minutes, and ends when the horse wakes up from his “Reiki nap” and moves away. Most horses will even say “thank you” by putting their heads into my hands or nuzzling me before they leave.

Cipisek and us

Treating National Steeplechase Champion Cipisek in the Czech Republic

In October 1998 I was invited to Prague by a leading veterinary surgeon to work on the Czech Republic’s most famous horse, Cipisek, winner of the 1996 National Steeplechase Championship.

Cipisek had taken a bad fall a few weeks earlier; three other horses had landing on him after a jump. The resulting injury was so severe that it was thought that he would have to be put down. After only one session Cipisek’s pain had greatly reduced, he was walking with his tail up, and the neck, which had been badly twisted, was aligned and free of pain.

I continued to treat Cipisek for the next four months. The photo above is of me and my translator Daniel Svec treating Cipisek together. Often times Cipisek would drop his head and fall asleep while he was being treated.

Cipisek ran again the following year, in 1998, at that year’s Steeplechase and is now retired.

 

A Day at the Horse Barn

Leo is back in from a ride and has nudged me for some Reiki. He and his owner have both been treated with Reiki.

Leo is back in from a ride and has nudged me for some Reiki. He and his owner have both been treated with Reiki.

Churchill greets me at the door of his stall. Notice his eyes look weak and red. He is not his perky self

Churchill greets me at the door of his stall. Notice his eyes look weak and red. He is not his perky self.

After 15 minutes of Reiki he is feeling much better.

After 15 minutes of Reiki he is feeling much better.

Tex has indicated he doesn’t want to be left out. Besides he knows I bring carrots and apples with me.

Tex has indicated he doesn’t want to be left out. Besides he knows I bring carrots and apples with me.