What are Medicine Horses?
Medicine Horses are very special horses which express a random X gene mutation that codes for a cardiovascular system that is up to twice the size of a normal horse. The mutation occurs in all breeds and is believed to follow the mother line (hence the X gene distinction). A normal horse weighing approximately 1000 lbs typically has a heart weighing approximately 7 lbs. Medicine Horses have hearts weighing from 12.5 – 14 lbs.
The Thoroughbred Triple Crown Winner, Secretariat, was one of the first race horses recognized to express this mutation. With a heart pumping twice the blood through a correspondingly large cardiovascular system (including lungs and vasculature) the athletic abilities of these horses is tremendous. The jockey club tests all foals for this mutation and it is highly sought after in the sporting world. However, we are not as interested in their special athletic abilities as we are in their ability to move energy within and around their system.
Recent studies conducted by the Institute of HeartMath provide a clue to explain the bidirectional “healing” that happens when we are near horses. According to researchers, the heart has a larger electromagnetic field and higher level of intelligence than the brain. A magnetometer can measure the human heart’s energy field radiating up to 8 to 10 feet around the human body.
While this is certainly significant it is perhaps more impressive that the electromagnetic field projected by the horse’s heart is five times larger than the human one (imagine a sphere shaped field that completely surrounds you). The horse’s electromagnetic field is also stronger than ours and can actually directly influence our own heart rhythm. The larger the heart, the more powerful the electromagnetic field produced. Medicine Horses have an enhanced innate ability to influence the electromagnetic energy fields within and around them and within their own herd and other species within their sphere of influence.
The Medicine Horses are master equine healers that have predictable methods of moving energy in order to jumpstart the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing process. They use their enhanced ability to sense energetic incongruities and begin to help bring awareness to and move the energies into a greater state of coherence, balance and grounding. As the energy is moved, healing begins. All disease, whether physical, mental, emotional or spiritual begins with an energetic component; a blockage, a leak, a misdirection, too fast or slow, too strong or weak. These incredible horses facilitate the clients energy body to remember its own healing wisdom.
2 hour session: $300