Horses in the Classroom?

Gail Okray and Carol Welhouse question: “Horses in the Classroom?” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 77, Summer 2012:


You should have been there to experience the moment as the whole class watched two beautiful horses walk into the building, then continue right into the classroom without hesitation. The honored guests had arrived, and they knew it! This was just the first day of the two-day class on June 23, 2011, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, for Lynne Pflueger’s Helping our Animal Friends class.

This class was designed for students who had attended at least one 5-day basic class and have a passion to help animals. In the interest of simplicity, Lynne primarily used flows from Self-Help Book 2. The two textbooks can be useful as well.

During class Lynne guided students to expand their knowledge of the relationships in both texts during treatment time.

Day one began with a dog party, small and large and hairy. Buddy, a cocker spaniel, came to class with an inner ear infection and a veterinarian recommendation of a six-month prescription for antibiotics. Refusing to eat or drink the day before class, he walked to the treatment table with his head tilted to one side. Lynne’s hands were directed to Safety Energy Lock 12 on the Kidney Function Energy line and the coccyx. Buddy was treated twice the first day of class and once on the second day. The tilt of his head straightened, his tail wagged, and he finally began to eat and drink.

Students saw a variety of breeds and projects that day. Many dogs were treated including a Newfoundland, several Boston terriers, and a mixed breed rescue dog with an anxiety project. All were happy to come for treatment, feeling better when they left. There was also time for students to have hands-on with dogs, exploring Safety Energy Lock locations and practicing flows.

The honored guests arrived late afternoon bathed and groomed, even with braided manes and tails. Looking marvelous, Penny, a quarter-horse, looked in the door and calmly entered the room filled with people as well as other animals. Majestic, a Tennessee walker, followed Penny. The horses filled the classroom with their presence. Each horse allowed anyone to touch them and to experience hands-on with a large animal. What an end to a great day!

Day two took an interesting twist. Besides having the horses, a variety of dogs…including a Kerry blue terrier, curly-coated retrievers, a yellow Labrador retriever, an American cocker spaniel, both buff and tri-colored, and a chow…our horizons were expanded by two chickens, a guinea pig and three eight-week-old kittens.

Malrkie, the nine-month-old guinea pig, was perfect and nevertheless received a short treatment.

Cinnamon, the never-ending crowing rooster, wanted his treatment. Lynne stated, “Sounds like shouting. Let’s give him a liver flow.” Lynne placed her hands on Cinnamon and he melted, right down onto the table, placed his head down and closed his eyes. What complete trust! Normally chickens roost on a perch to sleep; they would be very vulnerable if they fell asleep while on the ground. Yet this rooster did exactly that. He placed his beak on the ground and closed his eyes and fell asleep. This needy greedy rooster received treatment from several other students that day.

The three little kittens were excellent during their sessions. They enjoyed being treated by students, quickly fell asleep during the sessions and just lay on the table.

Lynne allowed plenty of time for students to experience hands-on time with dogs, horses, kittens, chickens and guinea pig. After two days of hands-on, the animals were  blissful. Some of the dogs, normally allergic to the kittens or chickens, had no difficulty sleeping side by side.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lynne, for coming.

Thank you, Gail and Carol.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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