Two horses hated to be separated. We had to keep them apart during the TFT and although they both showed some initial anxiety, they soon settled, and now, months later, they are not climbing fearfully over the stable door when they are parted.
A horse had been hit by a lorry and, although now fully recovered, would not go down the road where the incident had taken place. Approaching the road he would swing on his haunches and make a speedy exit. I arranged to meet the owner/rider where this problem took place and gave the horse a TFT treatment (using the human algorithm). The outcome was absolutely amazing, the horse was pushed on by his rider and instead of galloping in the other direction he started to walk calmly down the road, going past several large lorries and noisy factories until he came to the end. I followed him in my car in case there was a problem and on the return journey he happily trotted, ears set forward, back to the starting point. I wish I had taken a picture of the rider because the grin on her face was as wide as a Cheshire cat.
A dressage horse had problems with tractors or any lorry with a noisy engine and would shy away from them, even if the vehicle was 20 metres away - not a good recipe when trying to compete. We organised a tractor engine to run close to the horse while I administered TFT. The treatment was successful and now this horse takes little notice of tractors or vehicles with noisy engines.
A show jumper, which in the past jumped well, seemed to have lost some confidence. It showed some agitation as it approached a jump and begin to stutter in its stride before take-off. The rider was despairing, but following a TFT treatment the horse started jumping confidently again.
Thought Field Therapy on animals is challenging. In the wild, horses respond to fright by flight. A successful outcome hinges on treating them as if they are in the mindset of the problem, which is difficult, but through years of experience gained working with these wonderful creatures, I can treat them even when they are in this emotional 'flight' state.
TFT for humans has a treatment success rate of about 85%, however, with horses it is a new therapy with few practitioners working within the field, so I can only offer you some of the successes that I have had treating horses with TFT.
A therapy that will help balance a horse's emotions. However, one thing that I have learnt is that the owner may need treating as well, after all, the horse feels our emotions too. If the owner is anxious then that anxiety will be transmitted to the horse. If both horse and rider are worrying then we have a potentially dangerous combination.
In the next few months I will be offering workshops on "Confident Horse and Confident Rider". If you are interested then email me and I will put you on my mailing list.