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This week I found myself wondering how much of an animal’s issues are actually caused by their owners…  How much are you adversely affecting your pet?  I sent the word out on Facebook, and so far have checked 79 animals (including my own!).

I make an energetic connection via the photo and name that the owner posts, then use my pendulum to find out a % answer to my question. 

(You can read more of my pendulum surveys here.)

My question was:

To what extent is this animal adversely affected by its owner?

I tested:

  • 1 bird
  • 14 cats
  • 19 dogs
  • 46 horses.

Here’s the video where I talked about my findings so far –

Putting the results in some perspective, here are my personal animal’s stats:

Pippi Munch (cat) – 20% adversely affected by me
Levi (rescue dog) – 25% affected
Pippa (rescue dog) – 0% affected (yay!)
Sioux (26 year old horse who I bred and put through a lot in the early years) – 70% affected
Guru (11 year old horse, hard younger years and now a paddock ornament) – 25% affected.

Now, obviously the question itself is fairly general – it kind of has to be in order for me to test a significant number of animals.  There could be many reasons why an animal tests ‘high’ for you adversely affecting them –

  • living conditions
  • lifestyle
  • diet
  • age
  • tack (horses)
  • job
  • owner’s energy or emotions
  • geopathic stress
  • energy imbalance
  • past experiences
  • etc.

Overall, 58% of animals were 40% or less affected by their owners (and 49% were 25% or less affected).
43% were 55% or more affected by their owners; 24% were 80% or more affected by their owners.

Looking at the numbers, it would seem that if an animal is 25% or less adversely affected by its owner, that’s a manageable amount for them.  For numbers higher than that, we need to start looking at the causes, and what we can do to rectify things for them.


One interesting (though probably not surprising) result was that the outcomes were very species specific.

About 60% of cats tested at 25% or lower, with the remainder being 70% or more affected.  Cats are generally very independent, in control of most of their life, and can even supplement their own diet by hunting, so the lower end of the scale makes sense.

For dogs, the number adversely affected crept up a bit; 53% were 30% or less affected.  47% were 55% or more affected.  Dogs spend more time with us than cats or horses, and possibly have less control of their lives than either cats or horse, too.

When it came to horses, 61% were 40% or less affected (39% being 25% or less affected), and 39% were 55% or more affected.  I thought that the overall percentages for horses might be higher, since we ‘do’ so much to them – strap tack on, climb on them, put them in floats etc – but I guess the amount of freedom they have away from us counts for something.  It might be interesting to look at the same stats for horses that have a more confined life than those in NZ and Australia do.

I also noticed some correlation with age and lifestyle.  The animals I checked that were relatively young had very low percentages.  And there were a couple of ‘wild’ horses that had very high numbers – I think because of the huge change to their lifestyle.

Are you keeping up with all these statistics, lol?


In the course of my animal communication sessions this week, I’ve been checking these levels at the start and end of the session.

I was pleased to see that they reduced significantly, without me focusing directly on them!

  • Belle (cat) – started at 80% adversely affected, down to 5%
  • Bella (cat) – from 80% down to 5%
  • Ruby (horse) – from 60% down to 5%
  • Conor (horse) – from 65% down to 5%


Taking it further

I also had the opportunity to go deeper with a couple of horses, in an online call I had with one of my regular clients.  Again, I used the pendulum; this time on a chart that we filled with all the ‘possible’ issues that might be affecting them.

G’s starting level was 95%, which his owner found understandably worrying!  We discovered that the cause was actually his grazing, and the fact that it was being restricted because the spring grass was so lush.  When we identified that he’d be ok on an alternate paddock with long grass, his figure went down to 25%.

C’s starting level was 50%, and the issue identified was tack.  His owner knew straight away that the problem was with a particular saddle pad she’d been using.  Once that was addressed, his level went down to 10%.



So what did we learn?

  • That about 50% of animals aren’t too badly affected by us (whew).
  • That an Animal Communication session, including rebalancing their energy, can reduce the amount significantly.
  • That different species, ages, and lifestyles are affected differently,
  • and that we can drill down further to find out exactly what’s going on and what steps need to be taken to improve things for that animal.

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Keep connecting with your animals,

Trisha x

Read my previous pendulum experiments, on how we affect our animals, the past lives of horses, and whether horses like being ridden.

Are you frustrated or worried that you can’t figure out what’s going on with your horse or pet?  Grab my free 6 page pdf, ‘What’s wrong with my…‘ for more insights, or book a session with me here.


About Trisha

Trisha Wren has been an equine professional for most of her adult life.  She rode, competed, and taught Western Riding for 15 years in Scotland, then horse and rider bio-mechanics in New Zealand and Australia for 10 years.  She’s been a full time horse and animal communicator since April 2016. Find out more about Trisha here and sign up for her self paced Animal Communication course here.


Trisha Wren