Heart to Heart with Horses

Unique and groundbreaking, Heart To Heart With Horses is an insightful guide to unlocking the healing power of the heart. Real-life stories, inspiring case studies and simple Reiki meditative exercises show how easy it is to share the gift of true healing with the horses you love. Including a foreword by a world-renowned holistic veterinarian and written from Kathleen’s heart to yours, this book illuminates powerful ways that compassionate presence can heal.


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“Horses are magnificent intelligent, sentient, wise, and intuitive beings. Noted Reiki practitioner Kathleen Prasad shows how Reiki is a perfect way to connect peacefully with horses in a heart-to-heart way using ‘compassion through mindfulness’ and focusing on ‘being, not doing.’ Using case studies, Ms. Prasad shows how the five Reiki precepts — leaving anger and worry aside and being humble, honest, and compassionate — can heal both human and horse in deeply reciprocal ways. By dissolving boundaries of separateness it is simply amazing what can be accomplished as we rewild and reconnect with other animals. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn how to connect with horses and all other animals. Reiki can be that expansive and deep.”

–Marc Bekoff, Ph.D., author ofThe Emotional Lives of Animal and Rewilding our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence. 

“From the moment I held Kathleen’s manuscript in my hand, I felt the love, passion and power pour from the pages. Few animals have worked themselves as deeply into our culture and psyche as the horse. Offering Reiki is an amazing way not only to help heal, connect and develop a deeper connection with horses, but your own heart and soul as well. Thank you, Kathleen, for offering yet another amazing book! This book belongs in every horse lover’s library, but is best kept within close reach, as it is a book to be referred back to often.”

–Lisa Ross-Williams, Publisher/Editor-In- Chief Natural Horse Magazine and author of the award winning book, Down-To- Earth Natural Horse Care.

“Heart to Heart Healing with Horses: The Equine Lover’s Guide to Reiki is a moving, gracefully written book filled practical wisdom. Kathleen Prasad’s combination of personal and professional anecdotes will tug at your heartstrings as you learn how to employ the now scientifically validated practice of Reiki to enhance the health and well being of your horse’s body, mind and spirit.”

–Linda Kohanov, author of The Tao of Equus, Riding Between the Worlds,andWay of the Horse

“This book is a MUST-READ for all animal lovers. In current times our world is becoming more aware of the healing power of energy. We’re learning to see and hear with our hearts rather with our eyes and ears, and to view the world from a more compassionate and spiritual perspective. Horses have long mastered these skills and in this sensitive and captivating book Kathleen shows us how eager they are to help us progress. Kathleen leads us into the wonderful world of horses, showing them to be our ready and willing spiritual partners, enthusiastic to share their numerous gifts. Many short case studies and compelling quotations from acclaimed pundits help us to further understand the countless life lessons awaiting us in the equine world. Kathleen also takes us through the looking glass of her own life, health challenges and spiritual growth. Heart to Heart with Horses will be enjoyed by anyone who has ever loved an animal of any kind.”

–Gail Pope, founder or BrightHaven Animal Sanctuary, Hospice, Rescue and Education Center, Brighthaven.org, author of Soar My Butterfly and The BrightHaven Guide to Animal Hospice

“I am honored to write an endorsement for a book on the concept of Reiki for horses.  I started the Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary over 30 years ago and am extremely proud of the work that we do including work with elderly horses, including Shane the oldest horse in the world who died at 52, and our work with blind horses.  We embrace holistic therapies in our work with these animals. Reiki is used as part of our synergistic approach to helping these horses who have come from awful backgrounds where they have suffered the most appalling emotional and physical cruelty and torment. As a calm hands-off experience for the animals, Reiki totally compliments our philosophy of respect and compassion towards these wonderful, elegant creatures. Our history was borne on their backs, and it is pleasing when they have reached their twilight years that we are able to give them something back to help them including a home of safety, respect and Reiki.

I have seen Kathleen work at our Sanctuary and with our animals and I wholeheartedly support her work and her philosophy and therefore totally endorse this book.  I know the seventy plus horses at Remus and the other animals would totally agree with me!”

–Sue Burton, founder of Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary

“This novel book dedicated to spiritual healing of horses through the meditation and touch of Reiki is remarkable. For many of us, we are familiar with Reiki practitioners that use actual touch to heal (hands-on healing). In her book, Kathleen explains that Reiki involves two modalities for healing, namely, meditation to establish the heart-to- heart connection of spiritual energy, and light touch to convey compassion and care in nurturing the heart-to- heart connection. For horses in particular, meditation alone can provide healing, but for many, it is the touch that enables the very strong connection to healing. Reiki is also a means to convey compassion through mindfulness. In this form of practice, Reiki becomes spiritual healing rather than the more surface aspects of touch. Through meditation, it produces a state of inner peace and self-healing. Further, through healing horses, they in turn heal us by sharing unconditional acceptance. Finally, Reiki is a state of being rather than doing. With many case examples that follow the precepts of: Do not anger or worry, and be humble, honest and compassionate, this book is a MUST-READ for all of us involved in animal healing.”

–W. Jean Dodds, D.V.M., founder of Hemopet

This moving and insightful book is a powerful reminder of the profound transformation that occurs in our relationships with others when we cultivate a more mindful presence with them.  The special place that horses have in our affections – and culture – are invoked in this beautiful book which radiates with Kathleen’s love for all sentient beings.

–David Michie, author of The Dalai Lama’s Cat series, Buddhism for Busy People and Founder of Mindful Safari

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