--------------------------Buqi for Horses
Upcoming workshops:2010 Buqi Workshop
(Dorset & Surrey, UK)
This 12 yr old 15hh chestnut mare had been bought a few months previously from travellers. She had not done anything for the previous 6 yrs. The new owner was riding her regularly and had a new saddle arriving in the same week. The mare was demonstrably distressed when away from the other horses.
During the session the mare was initially very tense. She had recently been brought up from field and was looking over the stable door and whinnying. During the session she became relaxed in bouts initially and then became very relaxed. Binqi was found in lumber area and I worked a lot on the shoulders and along the back. At times when the mare could obviously feel binqi moving she moved away, swished her tail and stamped her front feet. There was lots of yawning as she was visibly releasing tension. The mare was very relaxed at the end of the treatment.
My notes on the day include: ‘This mare obviously did discharge considerably both energetically and emotionally. Post treatment I had picked up a substantial amount of prickly sensations over my own arm, head and body. Await feedback - expect treatment to have removed a layer of emotional anxiety - how much left?’.
The feedback from the owner was that the mare was aggressive and angry over the next 3 or 4 days. She subsequently has settled down and has improved over time. Is less anxious overall but this did not become noticeable until perhaps a month after the session.
My own assessment was that at the time of treatment it seemed that the emotional element was very much in play. The quantity of yawning was significant and this is common in individuals who have emotional tension and who are releasing tension from the body. The yawning has an effect on the diaphragm and it is an accepted belief in the Buqi system that anger gas is stored in the diaphragm and also has the potential to move. It is also a common phenomenon with people who have this type of binqi that anger can become more present as this emotional tension is being released. Usually with people this is a sign that some kind of patterning or memory has been triggered. Usually when this binqi has cleared something changes for the person on an emotional level, they are able to tap into this same information but without the subsequent emotional charge. Because it is not possible to ask the horse one is reliant on observation. Obviously a new horse would in fact settle in new surroundings over time however a release of this nature appears to be coming from much a deeper place within the system. In an ideal world it would be an interesting project to work with this horse over a period of time to assess progress.