Maxine Keefe Reiki Master

Bring things into balance with Reiki

Maxine Keefe Reiki Master

Equine Reiki

From elite competition horses to companion ponies, Reiki has something to offer all equines.  It can help them in many ways; by preparing them for or recovering from competition, calming when changing yards to delving deep into physical and emotional problems, helping them to release and move on.  Horses respond exceptionally well to Reiki.

Equine Reiki is non invasive, uses no pressure or manipulation and requires no usage of drugs.  It is a holistic therapy treating the cause of the problem and not just the presenting condition.

It is suitable for all equines and works safely alongside Veterinary medicine.

 What can Reiki do for my horse?

The following list shows the conditions/issues that Reiki has been known to help with:

Physical – such as tendon/ligament injuries, laminitis, sweet itch, stiffness, preparing for/recovering from competition, loss of appetite and post operative recovery

Emotional – pre show nerves, competition stress (horse and rider), moving yards, anxiety, mistreatment/bad experiences  (releasing negative emotions that haven’t been resolved), also helps with bereavement and loss

Behavioural – stable vices, spooking, box walking, loading problems

Groundwork – performance issues

Owner / Horse relationship – develop a closer bond

Healthy horses can benefit from Reiki too!  Let your horse enjoy a deeply relaxing treatment that will enhance their general well being.

What happens during a treatment?

Max and Monty Nov 13There are 3 ways to treat your horse, tied up, free in the stable or sometimes over the stable door.  The horse will decide which option is most suitable and all methods are equally effective.  Most horses will show deep relaxation during their treatment, however if they are having a release of some kind they maybe fidgety or unsettled.

Treatments usually last between 30 and 60 minutes.  Initial treatments maybe shorter but some treatment sessions have lasted 1 and a half hours!  The horse decides how much Reiki they have and it what circumstances.

Following a treatment it is best to leave them for a couple of hours to fully absorb the energies and allow the healing to continue.  They may feel calm and relaxed or they could be energised, all horses will respond in the way that is right for them.  Your horse may drink more water than usual and pass more wind/faeces, this is normal as Reiki helps the body to re balance and release what is not needed.

How many treatments are needed?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhilst a one off treatment would be beneficial, to get the most from Reiki a course of 4-6 treatments would be recommended.  However, every horse is treated as an individual and sometimes fewer treatments are required.

Horses are closely connected to their owners and mirror physically what their owners are feeling mentally and emotionally.  This is why I created the horse and owner package whereby you can both enjoy the healing benefits of Reiki for a reduced price.

Maxine treats horses within Norfolk and Suffolk and will travel further for group bookings upon request.


You must gain consent from your Vet before your horse receives Reiki.  This is achieved by simply contacting your Veterinary Practice and asking for approval that your horse can receive Reiki.

Reiki is not intended to replace or act as an alternative to conventional treatments given by a Vet.  The Veterinary Surgery Act of 1966 (amended 1996) prohibits anyone other than a Veterinary Surgeon to diagnose ailments and giving of advice on such diagnosis.  The Protection of Animals Act 1911 requires that if an animal clearly needs treatment from a Veterinary Surgeon then the owner must obtain this.

The healing of animals by contact healing, by the laying on of hands or distant healing is legal.  To give emergency first aid to animals for the purpose of saving life or relieving pain is permissible under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1996.