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.

All horses living in a herd, continually monitor the energetic coherence of their surroundings, including their physical environment and of each individual herd members. For their survival, they work to bring all members of the herd into energetic coherence with the environment and all other herd members so that no single member stands out to a predator. If they are unable to bring a new herd member into coherence within their time frame, they will banish that horse from their herd in the interest of herd survival.


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


    • Meet and greet in the barn for approximately 1 hour. During this time I will explain how the horses work and answer any questions you may have. I may ask you to describe any sensations you are feeling and take you through a mind body integration process, if desired. No talking is necessary for the horses to work with you. Horses are in the pasture working with you from a distance during this entire time. They will tell us when and if we may bring you close to the pasture, where they will continue to work with you for another 30 minutes or so. The timing is theirs, and it takes them however long it takes. We may do some meditation with the horses.


    • 30 minute follow up call to discuss your experience, if desired. Sometimes energy shifts are felt immediately and other times the energy moves slowly over time and it can take a week to a month to fully integrate the experience. You are welcome to schedule this follow up call at the time perfect for you.


    • Medicine Horse sessions are quite different. There is less direct interaction with the horses, they work extremely efficiently at a distance, however they may wish you to come closer to them so they can interact more personally, for example, place their muzzle at different points on your body.


    • Return sessions are at your and the horses discretion. You will be called by the horses to return when needed.


    • Custom combinations of Life Coaching, EFLC sessions and Medicine Horse sessions are available and custom group playshops can be designed for your specific group and goals (2-8 people, 1-3 days).

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