‘Healing for Horses’ by Margrit Coates. This book is great for practising hands on energy healing. Margrit Coates provides practical guidance on learning the skill, when and where to do it, along with the do’s and don’ts. She explains what chakras (energy centres) are, how energy runs through a living being, and how healing can be a benefit. There are many case histories included, histories of horses who have been sick, depresses, injured or terminally ill, and how healing has helped them.
‘Horses Talking – How to Share Healing Messages with the Horses in Your Life’ by Margrit Coates. Margrit Coates gives practical advice on how to tune into your horse and understand what he or she is trying to communicate to you about wellbeing. You will discover how to sense what your horse is feeling and when it is healthy or suffering. You will also learn how to exchange healing messages, soul to soul, with your horse in order to strengthen the bond between you. Included are many fascinating case histories of horses and those who care for them, showing how they have mutually benefited by learning to open channels of communication. I thoroughly enjoyed this book as a great introduction and explanation of learning to connect and speak with your horse. This book is for anyone who loves horses.
‘Horse Senses’ by Susan McBane. Horses perceive the world differently from humans because their senses developed differently through evolution to cope with different ways of living and surviving. Horses are essentially prey/flight animals. The horse’s senses therefore determine how the world appears to him and how he reacts to it. As the horse’s perception and understanding are very different to ours sometimes their reaction to events and their surroundings seem strange to us.In this book the author compares the horses sensory organs with those of humans to avoid misunderstandings as lack of knowledge can lead to many problems when dealing with horses. The five senses are covered in this book – hearing, sight, smell, taste and touch. Each section explains how the horses sense works and then this is related to care, behavior and riding, explaining why some practices are appropriate and why some are not. The behavioral aspect of dealing with horses is emphasized throughout.
‘Emotional Healing for Horses and Ponies’ by Stefan Ball, Judy Ramsell Howard and Heather Simpson. Over the last few years there has been a revolution in the way we think about horses. At last we have clear ideas about how horses see the world, and about how they feel about themselves and the things we ask them to do. This book helps us to put these insights to work. Emotional Healing for Horses and Ponies brings together the skills of horsewoman and animal behaviourist Heather Simpson and those of Bach flower remedy experts Stefan Ball and Judy Howard. Together they describe how complementary medicine and simple changes in handling and housing routines can immeasurably improve the lives of our horses. This book is centred around using the Bach Flower Remedies on your horse and I find it a gentle and informative resource to have on hand.
‘Bach Flower Remedies for Your Horse’ by Marion Brehmer. Bach Flower remedies can treat a wide variety of states of mind. Whether you are dealing with a change of stable or problems in breaking in a horse, difficulties at competitions or stress in the herd, Bach Flower remedies can play an important role in dealing with these conditions. This book offers detailed descriptions of how all 38 Bach Flowers work and provides readers with the information they need to be able to select the right Bach Flower remedy for their horse. This book was written for all horse owners who are interested in gentle, natural healing methods for their animals and want to learn how to use them.
‘Learning Their Language’ by Marta Williams. Over the past 13 years, Marta Williams has worked with people and horses to resolve behaviour and training problems, find lost animals, assist animals that are ill or dying, and helped animals get along with each other. In the course of her work, she has come to believe that anyone can learn to communicate with animals and with nature. This inviting book offers readers techniques and exercises to tune in and learn this language. I have done courses with Marta and I particularly love her humble and generous approach to teaching. Without a doubt anyone can learn animal communication, and Marta’s book lays out simple and easy methods to do so.