On this site:Buqi for Horses
(Dorset & Surrey, UK)
Has it become the time to create healing for the horse, with the horse and generate healing in our relationship to horses?
Horses have dutifully laboured, and suffered, in the hands of humans for thousands of years. As humble servant, often without voice, they have been doing their utmost to fulfill the demands placed upon them. There is a chink of human enlightenment that suggests that we are perhaps to enter a new age; one of being alongside our horses, away from their exploitation and into our mutual healing and the promotion of our self-reflection and overall intelligence.
A quiet revolution is taking place on behalf of the horse as some owners and trainers are becoming increasingly aware of the impact upon the individual horse concerning the way they are housed, trained, treated, ridden and shod. A 'back to basics' approach in the natural healthcare of horses is not only becoming ever-more fashionable but instigates the questioning of some fundamental assumptions about traditional methods of horse healthcare, training and horse/human interaction.
The Buqi model of the double vicious circle posits the relationship between the physical, the emotional and the environmental stresses on the impact of the health of an individual. In many instances the emotional effects on health are most poignant and are often the most disregarded in the fundamentals of western medicine - and yet we increasingly know through human disease and dysfunction the relationship between stress and illness. The laws of cause and effect means that health of the integral whole embraces all the elements of being alive.
The Buqi treatment model is based around the breaking of the double vicious circle of disease at some juncture where there will be the most impact on the healthy functioning of the whole. When we then also take into account the very close relationship of the horse and the human we have a staggering interrelationship of influences and impact on one another.
If we are prepared to look and listen carefully at ourselves, our attitudes, the way that we ride, the way that we treat our horses, look after them and be honest about what we want from them then we have an opportunity to slice through the cause and effect of ill health and to promote health and happiness with our horses and in our relationship with them.