What is energetic rehab and why it’s beneficial to both human and equine?
Energetic Rehab is rooted in holding space and attunement, allowing and encouraging tension
release. Tension is vulnerability; are you willing to dance into vulnerability? This method asks
our horses to be vulnerable with us. Are we willing to be just as vulnerable with them? Giving up
our plan and ready to be open-minded about how things look. We take time to check the Story
we tell about our horse's behavior and experiences, along with our narrative. Our narratives can
block us from self-regulating—the power of setting your intention versus having any agenda or
expectation. It opens up a multitude of opportunities for self-growth and awareness for all,
All facets of interaction, session, and real-life are based on recognizing the horse in front of you.
For example, if the horse doesn't comply, this could be your session material.
How does it differ from IJH?
Energetic Rehab differs from Inner Journey Horsemanship because this is the deepening. The
Energetic Rehab process is about the essence to essence and how it can be utilized in Equine-
Assisted models. While this is valid and important in horsemanship, this is the seeking. The
uncovering of the magic of horses and how do our souls impact each other.
Energetic Rehab isn't necessarily skill-driven, but basic practical horsemanship skills are
necessary for this process.