Several times lately, in different circumstances, I’ve been reminded of the best way to help your horse (or pet). It’s by no means easy – but there’s one thing we all need to be aware of and consciously addressing when it comes to our animals.
Picture the scene.
Whenever there is a stressful situation – maybe your cat has gone walkabout, or your horse is injured – we tend to find our anxiety and stress levels climbing. Our minds get full of questions, about what’s going on, what the options are, how to fix it etc. We worry about how they’re feeling, whether we’re doing enough or the right things, what the prognosis is.
But here’s the thing – all of those thoughts and feelings are ‘negative’ ones.
They keep you in a place of worry, and they can weigh on your animal too – which can also slow down or even prevent any positive change.
Now, I’m not a ‘happy, clappy’ type of person. Being told to ‘smile’, or ‘think positive’ always used to make me gag a little (or want to poke the persons eyes out, lol).
The more I work with energy though, the more I understand the implications.
(You can read more of my blogs on energy here.)
- If your pet is lost, thinking negatively (ie worrying about where they are or what’s happened to them) can actually put a sort of energetic barrier around ‘home’, almost repelling them from coming back.
- If you allow yourself to constantly worry about the health of an animal, you’re almost drawing that worry (or even the illness or injury), to you and them, like a magnet.
So, what can you do – what’s the best way to help your horse / pet?
To help an injured or sick animal heal (and to keep ourselves sane!), we MUST work on thinking positive rather than negative. Focusing on this also raises your vibration (always a good thing), and helps you stay more grounded and out of your head.
- Consciously practice seeing / visualising the outcome you want rather than stressing about all that might happen or go wrong.
- If you find yourself getting anxious (or just busy headed with all the negative stuff), do some deep rhythmic breathing until you feel calmer and your mind clears or lets go of the negative thoughts. Replace them with something positive.
- You could repeat a mantra, like ‘everything is turning out exactly as it should’.
- With lost pets, picture sending them lots of unconditional love, and even filling your house / property with love, so they know it’s a safe place to come back to. And, make sure you don’t tell them off when they do come home, no matter how worried you were about them! (Read more about lost pets here.)
By all means consider or think about your options in terms of treatment or whatever – just make a conscious effort to remove all negative emotion from those thoughts.
As a side note, an Animal Communicator or energy worker can only do much to help your animals if you’re projecting a stream of negative energy to or around them – so, remember you need to do your part, too.
The best way to help your horse?
I’ve come to realise that ‘thinking positive’ actually does work, and is well worth the effort.
Of course, that alone may not actually change the outcome (eg cure your pet) – but it will most certainly change the way you cope with it, helping you to be calmer and more accepting of whatever circumstances you find yourself in.
In the words of the song, ‘Don’t worry, be happy‘!
Tip: having a regular meditation practice is a great way to train yourself to let go of negative thoughts and anxiety. Check out my guided meditation library, here.
Keep connecting with your horses,
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 taught 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.