The history of horse & human goes back thousands of years. Horses have been a key factor in developing our societies for as long as we can remember. They transported & carried us, fought for us, & hunted with us. They herd our cattle, carry us over fences, play games for us, & have become our faithful friends & companions. More & more people are now realizing that horses have more value than we ever thought, far beyond being just our beasts of burden. Centers are opening up worldwide using these majestic animals for our emotional healing, therapy, & rehabilitation, as we now know that the mere presence of a horse can reach places no therapist can.
Unfortunately, however, as our lifestyles get more hectic, our land gets more crowded & our minds get more stressed, the effects are passed down to our horses. They are being removed from the comfort of their herds & grazing lifestyles, & forced to spend a lot of time alone & bored. As a result, horses are suffering more often from gastric ulcers, colic, restlessness, tense muscles, & undesirable behaviors, just to a name a few. Performance horses, as professional athletes, experience the added strain of sore muscles, fatigue, demanding travel, & training schedules, in addition to the stresses that the modern horse is living with.
Alaina Reed at Equine Shakti offers Equine Sports Massage, Performance Bodywork & Shamanic Energy Healing to help your horse with this process of releasing & healing from all of this stress & tension.