On this site:Buqi for Horses
(Dorset & Surrey, UK)
Buqi is currently being used on all types of horses and is proving to have a very positive effect. The horses that have been having ongoing Buqi sessions have visibly transformed to the ongoing delight of their owners!
During a Buqi session the horse visibly releases held-tension from the muscles and joints. You can sometimes see spontaneous muscular twitching under the skin as muscle fibres, which have previously been held in spasm, release. Sometimes the fascia layer can be seen to move or twitch. Spontaneous stretches, which are instigated purely by the horse and often occur after very deep relaxation, helps to release larger muscle groups which have been holding tension. The effect is that the horse 'gets back' access to the full use of the body system. With insightful and mindful schooling it becomes easier to allow and encourage further expression in movement and in being, paving the way for agility, balance and strength.
Emotional and mental tension will always contract the horse and affect his way of going. The Buqi session is a step in bringing about a visible release of this stress and tension. Deep mental relaxation is seen during Buqi which visibly affects the breath and the mind. Breath and life are synonymous; as the pressure of the breath connects more with the body so the body connects more with life; life then becomes expression. Buqi also has a role in nurturing the 'presence', 'self-containment' and 'self-expression' of the individual horse, which itself impacts on health, on movement and on the potential brilliance of being. This element is more important than at first it may seem. When a horse is secure and centred then the horse has its own full potential to realise.
On an energy level, connectivity is developed and the horse becomes increasingly 'joined-up' internally. If the rider is similarly connected in mind and balance then there is an opportunity for horses and rider to act as one. As the natural biomechanical functions are 'realised', the body is free to move and the energy channels are themselves brought into play then horse and rider have access to unlimited radiance, strength and power. Alignment and connection is key.
Buqi can support and help develop:
It is true that the more you engage with something the more you will get out of it.
For example, if you school once a week you will advance at a certain rate, compared to, if you school daily, study and receive professional guidance you will progress at a different rate. Buqi is the same.
The work that unfolds with Buqi will unfold as a process. Ultimately there is no end. You can use Buqi to support your regular schedule, as ongoing maintenance for your horse or to address a specific element.
The sessions often unfold as a story unfolds, neither practitioner nor owner necessarily knowing how that will occur, but following the progress and changes that the horse makes during the session itself and through the periods in between will unfold that story. If there is a preparedness to listen then the horse and the horse's system will reveal all.
To date, people have chosen anything between having a one-off, a fortnightly or monthly session or have a series of sessions over a particular period of time.