Like us, our horses also have energetic bodies, when you practice Equestrian Tai Chi, it has the effect of merging your energy fields with that of your horse's, so that your actions smooth both your energy - and your horse's energy - calming, relaxing and removing blockages from both of you.
Most horses appreciate this smooth flow of energy and they communicate this to us through their behavior, often dropping their heads and licking and chewing, which is a common sign that horses are relaxed and happy.
Horses intuitively know how we feel internally, because they are able to sense our emotions and feelings, as they come out through our physical body and into our etheric field.
When we practice Equestrian Tai Chi, it brings harmony and balance to our emotions, drawing our horses to want to be with us, and not be repelled by our bad moods or anxieties.
When you practice Equestrian Tai Chi on a regular basis, it softens the energetic boundaries between you and your horse's energy fields, and opens up the energetic lines of communication between you.
The mutual energy field that develops, benefits both you and your horse, it flows from you to your horse, and from your horse back to you. This unified energy field is more powerful than just yours, or just your horse's - together, it multiplies the healthy effects and advantages for you both.
Equestrian Tai Chi is Tai Chi that the founder, Jenny Pim, developed for practicing on horseback. It combines the positive aspects of Tai Chi with the therapeutic aspects of the horse's natural energy. The purpose of Equestrian Tai Chi is to promote the smooth flow of Chi (internal energy) through the body and to help your energy to blend with your horse's energy.
Equestrian Tai Chi works by moving and cultivating the Chi in your body. Once your Chi has been cultivated, at the end of your Equestrian Tai Chi practice, you store your energy in your Tantien, which is the major energy center of your body, located on your centerline a few inches below and behind your navel.
Students often report feeling more connected to their horse and more personally energized after their practice.