So today was the last day of my Equine Touch level 1 course. I went into the course with an open mind but hoping that I would become inspired and encouraged to take up the practitioner route to learn how to become a practitioner.
A little background on me. I graduated from physio school in 2002 with a 2:1 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. I always intended to go to university to do my Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy. However at this time you had to have postgraduate experience first and once I got a job, I bought a horse and I was never going to be able to afford it. I therefore stayed working for the nhs and ended up working in the area of respiratory physio. I had a baby girl, now 2 years old and when I went back to work I realised that I had missed the point and I knew that it was time I followed my dream of working with horses and other animals.
However I still cannot afford to go to uni. It takes at least £10,000 to do your vet physio course and who has that kind of money lying around when they’ve just had a baby. So I started looking for other things that I could do, to get me my working with horses fix and maybe earn me some money to save for my vet physio course.
This led me to Equine Touch. I had an ET practitioner treat my old horse when he fell in the field and injured his back a few tears ago. He responded so well I knew I had to learn how to do this. Once I realised that my little girl is old enough now that I can leave her without feeling too guilty I signed up for the three day level 1 course.
The course has left me feeling inspired, drained, shattered and close to tears. The modality is so very powerful and I felt today, having completed 2 full body balances, that I have done something to help the horses and make them feel better in some way. Not sure if thats physically, emotionally, spitiually or a bit of each. I’m not sure it matters actually. I just know that I want to do more.