my healing horse experience

What a healing horse experience that was! I never thought it would happen. And I had no idea how it would transform me. I had been asked to participate in a day for horse riders who were anxious about being near their beloved horse, due to an accident or illness or becoming a mother. They wanted to get back into the saddle, however, had become too nervous to do so.

karen, the horse trainer

Karen has had 25 years’ experience and understands at a deeper level the power of these creatures. She helps you create the connection with your horse again and to be able to fulfil your dream of being around them as you once had been.

This can also apply to those of you who don’t want to own a horse, however, have a desire to be near them, to touch them, to be imbued by their magnificent and powerful energy. I was totally inappropriately dresses as I had no idea what I was going to, where and what I would be doing other than teaching meditation.

It didn’t even occur to me that I would go near a horse, a lifelong longing. So up I rocked with an element of anticipation as I didn’t know what to expect. In a way I was out of my comfort zone as I did have an irrational fear around horses. That was partly due to having never been brought up anywhere near one.

my horse experience

It was an emotional experience taking the participants through the meditation in preparation for them to be able to get into the arena with their beloved horse. It touched me beyond measure to feel their pain and anxiety all mixed in with such love for their animal.

Then it all happened. Whilst they were off getting their horses to bring them into the arena, I got this massive desire to get into the arena and stroke a horse.  I began to perspire and got agitated as I so wanted to do this and yet was so scared at the same time.

the first time

I knew I was safe as these beautiful creatures have been trained by Karen to be around people learning and healing purposes. So I couldn’t believe it when the next moment I was stepping into the arena with Karen and TOUCHING A HORSE. I was so emotional and overwhelmed with the enormity of it all.


Wow! I would feel the strength, the courage, the energy of this horse helping me step into my strength, courage and energy. There was this exchange of energy that is hard to describe. It is transformational. What made it even more potent was the fact that I was suffering from depression and feeling very unsure of myself.

I spent some time around horses and then lost touch for over 18 months as life got in the way. Just recently I reconnected with Karen to discuss this amazing retreat we are creating for you. I had just been re-diagnosed with PTSD and menopause and was having a hard time with my emotions.

Two hours with Karen and the horses was what I needed.

In that time, I was so present with the horses – grooming them, stroking them and feeling amazing. What I realised was after I left was how I had been transported out of where I was into feeling alive.

magical – powerful – trust

It was magical and I felt fantastic for quite some time afterwards. The time being around these horses connected me to trust, courage, power, confidence, and strength. Their energy was transmuted to me.

It was teaching me to trust myself again. To take back my power. To take control of my life in a confident way that I had lost. And that is what it is all about – taking you out of yourself to step into another space for a while to come back in a whole different way. And you can take this with you into your everyday life.

And that is what I want for you – a healing horse experience. See you there.

Here is the link for the day’s retreat.

meet chantal

Chantal Vanderhaeghen is an intuitive guide, small business owner, creator of an international skincare brand, passionate philanthropist and meditation, reiki, tapping and mindfulness teacher. She works with women ready to make changes, shatters perceptions of beauty and perfection, and inspires people ready to become mindful entrepreneurs. She lives with her talented man in the Perth Hills and can be found online at



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