In this guidebook, a spiritual healer offers advice for helping owners and horses live better lives.
Debut author McCann, who has been healing people and horses for 10 years, offers this book as “a journey for you and your horse to achieve peace and love.” She begins by explaining the reciprocity between human emotions and a horse’s condition: “He will react to pain, discomfort, stress, anxiety or depression in your energy field.” McCann underlines that owners should first call a veterinarian if a horse is unwell, but “we must also look at the cause.” For example, “If your horse has a condition with its heart, ask yourself how much you are not allowing love into your life.” McCann describes her experience with energy healing (usually but not exclusively hands-on) and some cases she’s worked on as an energy healer. She explains how to become more connected with one’s inner guidance through techniques such as meditation, a balanced diet, moderate exercise, and self-acceptance. Twelve monthly guided meditations and affirmations are included. McCann’s more common-sense recommendations might be seen in any wellness guide, and horse trainers have long known that horses react to human emotions. Her preference for owners being present at healings suggests that she’s treating stressed-out humans, too, not just their horses. McCann’s proof is anecdotal, while possible objections are swept away. For example, some owners and horses are meant to be together: “horses connect with the real you, the one that lies inside you.” However, she writes, “Not everyone will experience the connection between themselves and a horse, simply because they were not chosen by God to embrace his divine creation.” As for skeptics, the book’s message “won’t be heard by everyone.” Nevertheless, McCann’s caring and empathy are evident, and whether or not you believe in spiritual healing, surely there is nothing wrong with owners working to become more attuned to their unhappy horses.
Like-minded readers may find this spiritual approach useful.