Crystals aren’t just pretty to look at – they have healing properties too. Horses can be especially open to their beneficial energies.

Some people roll their eyes when they hear about crystal healing, but they shouldn’t. There’s really nothing “New Age” about it. Crystals have been used in healing for centuries – ancient cultures including Egyptian, Tibetan, Native American and Aborigine are known to have used them. These naturally occurring “gifts” from the earth come in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes.

Understanding Crystal Energy

The word “crystal” refers rather loosely to any precious gem, mineral, stone and sometimes even fossil or resin that has a measurable charge and produces an electrical pulse. “The crystal is a neutral object whose inner structure exhibits a state of perfection and balance,” adds crystal researcher Marcel Vogel, a longtime scientist with IBM. In fact, a crystal is the most stable and unified structure in the entire universe. Vogel goes on to describe how crystals work like a laser to “radiate energy in a coherent, highly concentrated form” and explains how “this energy may be transmitted into objects or people at will”. He even declares that experienced crystal healers can “release disease patterns that have been created by negative thought forms”.

To appreciate how crystal healing works on horses, it is important to understand that all living beings have energy bodies and possess electromagnetic fields. Each crystal, gemstone or mineral resonates at a specific vibrational frequency and amplitude. When used in healing, that frequency attracts the energies of particular traits and qualities that then mix with that horse’s energy field.

Crystals work on issues related to all levels of energy: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. This means not only injuries, disease, pain and other physical conditions can be treated, but also issues such as fears, stresses, anger and apathy. Crystals are multifunctional – they are known to heal and balance, and absorb and transmit energy. They can also cleanse and transmute negative energy.

Clear Intentions

Because crystals can be used to direct, amplify, absorb, reflect, clear, transform, transmute, balance and focus energies, it is always advisable to have a clear intention of the results you want from your crystal healing work. Since the impact of crystal healing reaches the cellular level, it can even be used to help unhealthy cells move toward a state of health. An example would be using a crystal such as selenite to help a horse heal from cancer. In this situation, as well as establishing a goal of 100% healing, my intention might be to create systemic detoxification as well as help all non-healthy cancer cells move toward a state of perfect well being.

Using Crystals

Crystals act as storage batteries for information and energy and can therefore become saturated. It is advisable to cleanse and recharge them on a regular basis, especially when they are first acquired. There are a variety of ways to do this. The most common is placing them in the sunlight for a number of hours or setting them in a bowl of sea salt overnight. I like to “dedicate” crystals to a specific horse and “program” them to help heal that horse’s specific condition or ailment.

There are many ways to use crystals. You can place them on the body, use them in massage (with crystal wands) or in the form of crystal elixirs dispensed into the horse’s water (or very large pieces placed in his water bucket). They can also be used in stalls and paddocks, attached to a halter or tack, and worn on the body of a handler or rider.

Each crystal has many healing properties and quite often a number of different crystals may be helpful for one specific condition. The table on the previous page presents some of the crystals I use frequently in my healing work with horses.

Selecting a Crystal

Here’s an example of how I might choose a crystal for healing. If a particular horse has suffered abuse, I would use a crystal such as rose quartz that energetically resonates with the qualities of healing, love, comfort, relaxation and trust. The horse will most likely not currently possess these traits, so our goal with the crystal is to have the horse’s energy field move more into resonance with those traits. This is a very gentle form of healing and one that horses appreciate as they are naturally more connected to nature and the earth’s energies than we are.

King of the Wind, a children’s book written in 1948 by Marguerite Henry, documents how the Bedouins used crystals with horses. These desert dwellers were said to have created crystal amulets in goat skin pouches that were worn by each horse. The crystals were believed to relate to and enhance all the information (or “medicine”) for each individual horse – information relating to his/her sex, purpose, and any special traits the horse required for his/her specific mission.

Crystals are a holistic, gentle, non invasive way to heal horses by shifting their energy physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. As an animal communicator and healer, I feel it’s absolutely necessary to have these wonderful healing tools on hand at all times.

Disclaimer: Crystal healing is not a replacement for veterinary care.

Lynn McKenzie is an internationally acclaimed Animal Intuitive and publisher of th e free Divine Mission of Animals newsletter and the free Making the Heart Connection audio course. She is a world leader in the field of teaching Animal Communication and Animal Energy Healing.