Energy & Horses

July 26, 2015

“When you think energy, what does it mean to you? If you could use just one word to describe it, what would that word be? Communication, that’s what it means to me, especially after this morning!


Maybe that seems odd but when I was filling a bucket in the yard today I sharply looked over at two of the horses standing in an open shed, they didn’t miss a beat but perked right up, pricked their ears and looked straight at me. Now these two horses were about six meters away from me and had been resting droopily. I hadn’t made a sound just sharply shifted my vision towards them. I was excited but not wholly convinced so I gave it a minute or two till they relaxed and then did it again! Same response, if a little less rapid.”

It’s interesting…I started writing this blog entry in 2014 but just never got around to finishing it. It’s interesting because since then I have finished a year’s training in energy healing, Quantum Coherence Therapy (QCT) to be more specific. When I read over that word, “Communication”, I had to do a rethink, I definitely believe that energy acts as a form of communication however I now believe that it is much more than just that too.


We have a learning point or saying in QCT and Tai Chi, “chi follows intention”. Chi in this instance stands for energy or, “the energetic medium existing between matter and spirit” – the “life-force” energy when pertaining to the physical body. 


Therefore where you send your mind you send your energy.


I consider myself to be a pretty rational, logical thinker and this made sense to me. It’s also consistent with other books, theories and ideas I have come across; for example, “Being Happy” by Andrew Matthews. This talks about patterns, self-image and the subconscious mind. Matthews talks about how we bring into reality our own perspective and expectations. The “Law of Attraction” conveys the individual’s ability to attract more of what they want and less of what they don’t want. The “Field” by Lynne McTaggart provides a collection of scientific evidence of quantum experiments taking place over the past 70 years in an attempt to convince the reader that there is more to their abilities, through their connection to universal energy, than meets the eye. Think about it, any self help book promotes and advocates the power of positive thought. So if chi (energy) follows intention (thoughts) and if we practice positive thoughts, will we then draw towards us a positive universal response? I believe so therefore it was easy for me to comprehend “chi follows intention”.

So what’s this got to do with horse’s right?? when I was well into my training as a Masterson Method practitioner there was a sense forming between my colleagues that there was something unusual going on. We practiced touch, response; touch, response; to develop a skill and sensitivity to the horse, what they were feeling, how we were helping and so on.


The unusual piece was what happened when we didn’t touch, when we hovered above where we were focussing on and I guess focused our intention. The horse sometimes responded as though they had been touched. We were surprised, excited and I guess in one way ignorant.

I mean it makes sense to me now, we set an intention and through that intention we elicited a response. I think at the time we were so excited by the prospect of “energy” even though we didn’t really know what we were experiencing.

Now it makes perfect sense to me, animals unlike humans have limited cognitive ability; additionally they communicate predominantly though body language and the subtleties of energy rather than the big vocal communications that people employ.


Of course it can be difficult to appreciate the subtleties of energetic communications when one spends most of their time vocalising their thoughts, fears, likes, dislikes and so on.

Anyone who knows me will know I am, (I’m definitely better than I used to be, no snide comments please), a bit of a talker so trust me when I say I know what I’m talking about!

I spent most of my adult life oblivious to the fact that there was anyone else talking never mind being able to pick up on these subtle communications, it’s any wonder I had such difficulties communicating with my own horse. He, like me, was pretty loud in his communications but only I believe from spending a lifetime with people who just weren’t listening to him.

So horses live in the now, they spend a lot of their time attempting to decipher the energetic code that is the human make up. Where we smile brightly at friends or colleagues but where underneath on the energetic level there is something darker brewing. So the horse looks at us in confusion, our body language says one thing but our energy says another. This is, I believe, why people are more excited and sceptical by the concept of energy; energy being all around us and the energetic ability to heal; because we are quite disconnected from our own and our environments energy. It’s not because we are not a sensitive species, it is because we are de-sensitised. We focus a lot of our energy on the past, the future and unlike animals we forget about the now.


Looking back to that day, I saw something that made me think of energy as a form of communication but now after a year’s training in Quantum Coherence Therapy (QCT) I see, feel and treat energy a lot differently.

I protect my own energies, conscious others can impact them; I use energy to decipher what’s really going on in my environment and how people in my life are feeling; most importantly I use energy to offer healing to the humans and animals that come into my life.

Healing with energy is probably one of the most subtle forms of healing, especially when using QCT. The structure of QCT is that it works on the basis of raising the cellular vibration of the client’s energies however it is the client’s consciousness that decides how and where to apply that energy.

If the subtleties of energy healing resonate with you and you’re interested to learn more, why not come visit me on my website @ and check out my Quantum Coherence Therapy tab.


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