I met Sonny's owner at a sorting event one day and we were talking about our horses, of course. She began to tell me about her horse, Sonny, that she had given away to this man a couple of years earlier and had found out recently that Sonny was being neglected and abused. She was so upset when she found out that she went to this guys house to get Sonny and bring him home. She didn't even bother to ask him, she just went and got him. She told me that when Sonny saw her pull up in her trailer he immediately recognized her and wanted out of his stall. She put the halter on him and without her he ran to the trailer and hopped in. He wasn't taking any chances of being left there any longer.
However, since he's been home all he does is pace in his stall and won't come to her or her husband even with treats in their hands. I explained to her that I would be glad to talk to Sonny and work on his trapped emotions to see if that would help. She jumped at the chance.
When I tuned into Sonny he was so scared that he would hardly come into my White Room where I meet all of the animals. This is where they are safe and love surrounds them. That wasn't even enough to make him feel comfortable. I sat there with him in the room for a very long time just letting him settle in. After about 10 minutes of sending love to him he finally looked at me and I was able to pet him and let him know he was safe and loved. He was very worried, full anxiety and always looking around.
As I talked to him I found out that he was afraid that he would leave his home again. He was afraid she was going to give him away again. He had a lot of fear. I assured him that wasn't going to happen. He let me know that he loved the hay she was giving him and the apples too. It made him feel safe when she stood there while he ate his food. He really liked that.
He asked me "Wheres baby? Is he okay?" I asked the owner if she knew of another horse at the house where he was abused at and sure enough there was a young horse next to him that he was very concerned about. He really wanted to see baby to see if he was okay. A friend of the owner had gone to rescue the young horse from that guy and she actually called him baby for a long time until she came up with a name for the colt. So she set up a time for Sonny to go see Baby.
After talking with Sonny and feeling that he had a lot of trapped emotions that needed releasing I went ahead and released as many as I could. Here are the ones that came up and I was able to release: Depression-age 22 Crying-21
He had 8 Hidden Heart Walls that were released as well:
This is the Emotion Code part of my work. The numbers following the emotion is the age it occurred. This is just part of the process that I do when I communicate with an animal. If there has been a lot of trauma in their lives, I help release it and it makes all the difference in their quality of life. I explain this to the owners which in turn helps them understand why their animal acts the way they do. It really is a healing for both the person and the animal. It helps give the owner/person a direction on how to help their animal. Here is the answer I got from the owner after I finished working with Sonny. This is why I do this.
"Happy New Years Kathy!
I have been busy this last week or so and have not had the time to work with Sonny like I had wanted to but there are some amazing things that have happened in the last few days. He was laying down and let me come up to him and pet and hug him, he has never trusted me enough to be able to do that. He comes over and wants to be patted, again, not something that he was willing to put up with for very long. I go out every night and tell him how much he means to us and he gets his apple. What is really strange about his apple time is that my other mare, who is an attention hog, lets me have my time with him. She may come up close to him during this time but she has not come and tried to get in between Sonny and I, nor does she try to eat his apple. Very unlike her, but I love that she gives him his time with me! Now I have things that I can do with him to help he and I get closer and for him to trust people a little bit more."
Pretty exciting-right? About a year later I had a nudge about Sonny. So I contacted his owner to see how he was coming along. This was her response:
I just wanted to let you know that I had to put Sonny down yesterday. He was an old boy and started to colic and it went from bad to worse quickly. So the vet and I did what was right for him.
But I wanted to tell you that I think that God put you in my path. Sonny and I had the best last few weeks. He and I spent many hours just talking and munching apples. He was groomed till he gleamed. There was never a happier old guy. I can't thank you enough for all of your help with him. He went to God knowing that he was very loved.
Thank you for all of your help,"