Why Horses?

Horses are prey animals, so they are constantly scanning the energy of their environment to ensure they are safe. In fact, their survival depends on their ability to feel what's around them. They instinctively move away from emotions that feel "predator" like, and towards ones that feel safe or "herd" like. They can show us our subconscious emotions, and teach us the way to authentic connection in our lives.

 
Shelly Burton drumming with Peter and Pippy as part of her healing with horses practice in Erin, Ontario.

Activate your heart

Horses' hearts are five times bigger of ours, and beat more slowly. When we are with a horse that is relaxed, it slows down our heartbeat. We begin to feel calm and peaceful. This is why many people report feeling better around horses. As the electromagnetic field of their hearts extends 25 feet outside their bodies, the benefits of being with horses can be felt from a distance. 

 
Shelly Burton enjoying the company of Pippy and Bruce, part of our healing with horses herd.

Emotional Mirrroring

Horses instinctually respond to the energy they feel. This means they act as emotional mirrors. In facilitated exercises, a horse may mirror barriers to authentic connection in your life. We will work through these with the support of channeled wisdom. Your heart will receive exactly what it needs from these loving animals.

 
Bruce and Peter, part of our healing with horses herd, protecting energy medicine woman Shelly Burton.

Feel acceptance

When working with horses, it's ok to have emotions like sadness, fear and rejection come up. The horses accept us fully as we are, without judgment. They only ask that we are honest about what we are feeling. They teach us to accept our emotions, and that it's ok to have them. As long as we are honest about what we are feeling, connection can be built. Horses help us drop the masks we learned to wear, and get back to our true selves. Vulnerability becomes a strength. We are liberated.

 
The healing with horses herd coming in for a session.

Belong with the herd

Horses can see 350 degrees around them. They cannot see directly in front of them, or directly behind them. This means that their safety exists in the herd. When horses are together in a group, they have eyes in all directions. They can help us learn how to live in connection with one another.

 
Shelly Burton, energy medicine woman, and her horse Peter journeying into wellness on healing lands.

Ground in Nature

Being in cities, with busy days, traffic, concrete and electronics, can disconnect us from our Earth. Without this rooting, we can short circuit and end up stuck in our patterns. 

Horses live in connection with the land. By reminding us to feel, drop into our bodies, and reconnect with Mother Earth, they bring us in the now. From here, we can manifest from our power and remember our true nature.


Horses carry the wisdom of healing in their hearts, and offer it to any humans who possess the humility to listen
— Unknown

Private sessions

Experience the magic of working one-on-one with a horse to build a heart connection with them. Receive energy healing and channeled wisdom to amplify your journey. Find yourself through the love of a horse. 

 

Length

Sessions are 60 to 75 min.

 

Exchange

Single sessions are available for existing clients at $333 each, or as the Horse Medicine bundle of three for $299 each. Program add-ons are available at a reduced rate.

HST not included.


FAQs

 

What will Happen in a private session?

We will start with a check-in and set intentions for your session. Then, you will learn about the healing power of horses and how to interpret their behaviour.

After a grounding meditation, you will meet the herd in the barn without touch or talking. This silent connection is meant to deepen awareness of your body and intuition. You will observe how you feel with each horse, and what you notice about their nature.

We will then choose a horse that you feel connected to and work with it one-on-one. They will be loose in a large pen, which we will enter together. 

You will learn how to approach the horse in a way that invites friendship and honours boundaries. You will be guided into a heart connection with them. In this process, the horse may mirror subconscious emotions which are barriers to connection in your life. These could include fear of rejection or looking for love outside of where you are. We will work through these with the help of channeled wisdom and energy healing.  You will end up with a horse that accepts you into its heart, when it has free choice of where to move.

You will leave with an embodied understanding of how to receive authentic connection in your life. 

 

I am afraid of horses, can I do this?

It's not uncommon to feel afraid of horses' size and power. Collaborating with them on the ground, with an understanding of their language, can help you build new levels confidence. Facilitated exercises will help you reconnect with your true power, and understand how to use it.

 

Do we ride the horses?

No riding is involved in sessions. If you would like to pleasure ride in the fields, that can be arranged through the stable manager.

 

Do you work with children?

Yes, sessions are available for children ten years of age and up.

 

Can we work with my horse?

Shelly is available to work with you and your horse(s), to deepen the heart connection you have with each other. Please contact us for more information.

 

Where are you located?

Sessions occur on a beautiful quiet farm one hour from West Toronto.

 

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