A good article below on Chakra Healing on horses by Lynn McKenzie; but if you are interested in this and want to know more I ( Mandy Cooling) can run a workshop ( see workshops page) about it or I can come to you and your horse a give them a healing and explain what it is all about.
"Many of us are familiar with chakras, either through studying holistic
healing modalities, or from yoga and meditation classes. We often think of them
only in terms of humans, but our equine companions have chakras too, and can
benefit greatly from chakra healing."
The word “chakra” is a Sanskrit
word meaning “wheel”. Chakras are often referred to as “wheels of light” or
“wheels of life” because they appear energetically as spinning wheels, and are
vital to the health and well being of all living things. Chakras are energy
vortices or portals in various locations throughout the body, and are vehicles
for receiving, assimilating and expressing life force energy.
The chakra system can be likened to a “map of consciousness” for each
individual horse. All life force energy is filtered into a horse’s energy field
through these portals, and is eventually funneled, via the meridians, into the
various glands of the endocrine system, which eventually impacts the horse on a
physical level. The degree to which a horse’s chakra system is healthy and
balanced plays a large role in how this life force energy vitalizes him. The
chakra system holds the key to many imbalances in our equine companions, whether
of a physical, emotional or spiritual nature. By unlocking these imbalances, we
not only enable our equine companions to live in greater comfort and joy, but,
if we’re in tune, we can unravel their untold stories, sometimes even more
effectively than through animal communication.
Chakras can be sensed or seen by some as spinning wheels of energy that
resemble cones, with both a front and back side. They can vary in brightness,
depth, size and openness, depending on the health and vitality of the horse.
Each chakra governs specific glands and organs in the physical body, as well as
specific emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of consciousness.
The energy field
To learn about chakras, it is important
to have a working knowledge of the entire
energy field. Like us, the horse’s
energy field is comprised of layers of subtle energy bodies, commonly known as
the aura, chakras and meridians:
• Subtle bodies are layers of energy surrounding your horse’s body, similar
to that of a Russian nested doll, with the physical body being innermost,
followed by the emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. • Meridians are like
invisible “veins” running through the body that transport energy.
• Chakras are vortices of activity within the energy field. While there are
many chakras, it is the eight major chakras that correlate with the various
states of consciousness we are going to discuss here. You may be thinking that
there are only seven major chakras, and you’re correct if you’re referring to
humans – but unlike us, animals (including horses) have an eighth major chakra,
the sensing chakra.
The sensing chakra governs the intake and transmission of sensory information
to the brain. The presence of this eighth chakra in horses explains their
seemingly uncanny sensing abilities. As a general rule of thumb, the glands and
organs that each chakra governs are within physical proximity to the chakra,
although there are exceptions to the rule. When we get into things like bones,
blood and skin, which are throughout the body, further study is required.
Chakra work can complement or be integrated into many different modalities to
promote healing and wellness. Give it a try – you may be surprised how your
horse responds, and/or what you learn about your horse!
The major Chakras
Root Chakra (or Base Chakra) –
Related to physical, world issues including grounding, survival
instinct, pecking order, security, trust, courage and patience.
Possible Imbalance: Insecurity, fear, lack of trust,
Sexual Progression Chakra (or Sacral Chakra) – Orange
aspects of procreation, assimilation of food, physical life force, vitality and
sexual organs. Possible imbalance: Gelding issues, breeding
issues, hormone imbalance, confidence issues, weakness, low energy
Solar Plexus Chakra – Yellow
The center of personal power and
will, key center for physical communication with humans; the sympathetic nervous
system, digestive system, metabolism and emotions.
imbalance: Digestive issues, depression, eating disorders, epilepsy,
fading newborn syndrome, fear, lack of confidence, immune system issues,
Heart Chakra – Green (or pink )
Divine and unconditional love,
the human/animal bond, energizes the blood and physical body with the life
Possible imbalance: Anger, aggression, arthritis,
blood disorders, emotional issues, inability to bond, abused and rescue animal
issues, stress related asthma
Throat Chakra – Sky blue
All aspects of communication and
creative expression, especially conscious communication with intent, also
relates to truth, knowledge, and wisdom.
Possible imbalance: Depression, excessive or lack of
vocalization, vocal problems, metabolism issues, issues with teeth, thyroid
issues, lack of discernment
Sensing Chakra – Silver blue
Sensory intake and transmission of
sensory information to the brain; how horses filter experiences and deal with
any and all sensory stimuli (seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and feeling)
Possible imbalance: Over or under reacting to events,
noises and circumstances, imbalances of the eyes, ears, nose, tail etc.,
blindness, deafness, aggression, intolerance, timidity
Third Eye Chakra (or Brow Chakra) – Indigo
Psychic insight and
telepathy; the way horses communicate, also related to soul realization and
concentration; this chakra is very developed in most horses
Possible imbalance: Headaches, depression, concentration
issues, hair loss, hearing loss, hyperactivity, post-traumatic pain, skin
Crown Chakra – Violet
Relates to the life force connection and
oneness with the infinite, connection with the divine (God/Goddess, Universe,
Spirit), divine wisdom, understanding, selfless service, perception beyond space
Possible imbalance: Grief, depression,
disorientation, eyesight issues, fear, headaches, panic attacks, pining,
senility, separation anxiety, stress, tension
is an Animal Intuitive and publisher of The Divine Mission of Animals
newsletter. She helps others attune and awaken to the teachings and wonder that
all sentient beings wish to share. Lynn offers nationally available teleclass
training on healing and communicating with animals, and a self-study audio
program on crystal healing for animals (AnimalEnergy.com).
Horses do'nt need to be sore to benefit from a massage!
Maintanance massage is a good way to help prevent a worse injury if your horse was likely to slip or fall in the paddock etc.
Supple and relaxed muscles are not going to be as hard to bring back if they are already in good health.
Older horses will also benefit from regular massage to help relieve stiffness epesially if they have an old injury.
Contact me to discuss how I can help your horses :)
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Well winter is almost here and and that means a bit more work caring for our horses!
Feeding horses in winter may need to be increasesd if you have older horses or not so good doers! Feed more hay for fibre and chaff feeds so you can include suppliments and herbs if needed. I always give Rosehips, Garlic and Chamomile in my horses feeds.
Provide a mineral lick such as Cobb and Co without the iron but with the copper etc.
Watch out for frosty nights and mornings as the new shoots of grass contain more sugar and can cause laminitus.
Provide a wind break or shelter especially for the seniors and rug if needed.
Check for any muscle strains as it is easy for them to slip in the wet paddocks and it may be a while before you notice anything is wrong as horses are good at compensating!
As fibre is the main part of a horse’s diet. i.e. grass, and or hay.
They need at least 2% of the horse’s body weight in hay or grass daily but as the paddocks become sparse through winter then feeding extra is a must. Use slow feeder haynets to make it last longer and this is a more natural way for a horse to eat slower and digest it better.
Suggested Hay quantities:
For a 500kg horse / 2% of fibre is 10kg of food for the day.
Divide this up to smaller feeds through the day.
3 x day if possible, so each feed should be 3.3kg.
If feeding chaff feed as well 1 feed should not weigh more than 2.5kg then add hay also.
If on grass and the grazing is good then a chaff feed is all that is required to meet the short falls in vitamins and minerals.
If grass is over grazed and short then hay should be given in slow feeder haynets and this helps save your paddocks from over grazing.
Basic Chaff feed: Can be split into 2 feeds;
2 scoops of Lucerne chaff or Mixed / pony/plain = 400g
1 scoop pellets (Maxi Soy/High Gain Zero/Ice, Speedi beet, Prydes easy Fibre) = 300g less if not in work
2 tbls salt
1 tbls dolomite
Linseed Oil 30ml or 60g ground.
Make sure you are up to date on worming and always pick up manure if horses are kept in small areas.
Just a few winter tips. Enjoy your horses and if you want to discus anything about your horse or book a massage, feel free to email or phone me. :) Stay warm!!
Basic Massage workshop:
"Connecting with your Horse"
25th April 2013 9.30am - 1.30pm byo chair, drinks provided.
Come and spend some time with like minded people who want to learn and connect deeper with their horses and learn some basic massage strokes to help your horse feel good!
Ph 62664771 or email for details or book.
Well Ive been in Tassie nearly 4 years now and had a dream to conduct worshops from my place and finally its happening!
So if you want to learn some basic massage and share ideas about spiritality and horses then join me on March 30th 2013; 9.30am - 1.30pm; at my place and learn how to connect with horses on a deeper level!
places are limited so get in early, but if you cannot make this one then I am going to run them regularly and on other subjects like; hands on energy healing, crystals, herbs, aromatherapy, accuppesure to name a few!