I was too smitten to care and remained impressed by the way her right front leg had rotated after the shoulder released in just one bodywork session. I wasn’t sure where we were going with this, but I did not feel stalled out.
(Left) July 2016 and (Right) September 2017. By September 2017, I was happy with the changes in Jalila’s legs and wasn’t banking on any more progress. I didn’t rule it out, because that left leg was straight with itself, meaning the bones all lined up, and what was wrong seemed to be in the rotation of it. The many things I did to get from July 2016 to September 2017 are documented on previous pages of this blog.
I also learned about equine research being done in Denmark. It is technical beyond my interests but visual person that I am, the illustrations caught my eye and I noticed that several of the lines ran in and around the scapula and into the girth area. In January, I got around to seeing if I could find any restrictions that might be pointing Jalila’s left leg out. I used my rose quartz crystal with the F harmonic tuning fork to balance her heart chakra and clear energy pathways around her heartgirth. Next I used my 128 Hz tuning fork on some fascia release points. And then I dragged my hands along the lines looking for sticky spots. Intention rules! I’m not sure exactly what I did but at one point, Jalila got agitated, flattened her ears and threatened to bite me. This reaction came in the area of some acupressure points that can be used to detect ulcers, but I checked them after a couple of days and got no reaction from her at all. And best of all:
So, I did not slack off on GOAL SIX: Continue to support her with regular bodywork and work to develop evenness in the opposing muscle groups of Jillie’s hips and shoulders to support functional posture. She does suffer from the plumber’s wife syndrome but I keep adding to my toolbox.
Now I know Archie was right, that horse was born with straight legs. We will never know what happened to her, but now when I see her legs pointing in awkward directions I know it is a balance issue, not a body issue.