Dashing around makes your muscles tense. If you are in a hurry, try to move smoothly and build up to full speed, remembering to breathe at the same time!
At the yard, start off with tasks that are easier on your back such as feeding horses, and leading them to the field.Then you can proceed with the heavier work such as mucking out and carrying water buckets about. As you work be aware of your breathing and the way you move around- for example do you stoop forwards when you walk or carry things more in one hand than the other? Grooming your horse can be a good workout in itself. Applying pressure as you brush him is good for toning your arms, bending down to pick his feet out and to brush his legs is good for your leg and back strength. Relax and breather as you groom- you will enjoy the experience as much as your horse!
A friend of mine had a new horse. He stable was in an old farm building, and since he had arrived, he always stood at the back of the box, and avoided the middle of the bed. The evening I visited, he showed early signs of colic, and was very quiet and subdued, with no movement in his guts. The vet was called, and he relaxed after a while, and back to eating his hay.
My husband restores old cars. He has been at a loss recently with an MG which refused all attempts to start it. In desperation he asked me to ‘have a go’ at reiki with it.
I tuned in, and felt the car was neglected and un-loved. It was just taking up space in the workshop, and had no purpose, and no future- a sad MG.