- EFT newcomer assists with her dog's eye problem
- Did surrogate EFT help a cat accept a new dog into the household?
- How to creatively use EFT on a dog--in this case for toxic reactions
- EFT newcomer successfully uses EFT for her abused dog
- EFT for a snoring schnauzer
- Here is evidence that our pets' emotional issues and behaviors mirror ours--dog behavior changes
- Two success stories of EFT with dogs: A vacuum cleaner fear and an arthritic back
- Surrogate EFT brings peace to scared animals
- Abused dog is housebroken with the use of EFT
- The sluggish beagle that suddenly turned frisky
- Did surrogate EFT for Mary's dog remove a lump?
- EFT quieted a dog
- The dog that used to chew everything
- Otto, the puppy had car sickness--but there was much more
- An amazing recovery for a tiny dog after a pit bull attack
- The mysterious vanishing growth on Marlene's dog
- A dog's thunder anxiety fades with surrogate EFT
- Surrogate EFT for a sick dog
- Surrogate tapping on a dog cleared chronic ear infections
- Surrogate EFT restores ailing dog's appetite
- Surrogate EFT for an injured stray dog
- A miracle for a therapy dog with heart worm
- Successful Surrogate EFT for Bilbo the Dog
- EFT for a suffering dog, test anxiety, needle fear and death transitions
- Three cases using EFT for dogs: Two for fear and one for a swollen paw
- Success with a cat
- The cat who couldn't pee
- What my dying cat taught me about doing EFT on animals
- EFT successfully handles a CAT-tastrophe!
- Surrogate EFT calms aggressive stray cat
- EFT for a scaredy cat
- EFT helps cat through surgery
- Calming down a very scared cat
- The cat who no longer has "accidents" when using her litter tray
- Successful EFT tapping - cats have needs too!
- Surrogate EFT helps two cats at a distance
- Rescuing Mellie the cat from death's door
- The cat who was allergic to his food
- Bringing peace to a cringing kitten
- Two first class uses of Surrogate EFT for Sarah Rushton's cat
- Helping my cat Noodle to walk again
- Impressive EFT surrogate work helps horse with sensitive hoof and an electric fence
- Surrogate EFT removes a horse's limp
- Using "mind pictures" for the Setup while doing EFT for Marva the horse
- EFT calms an injured horse and its handler
- Impressive surrogate work for ex-champion horse
- The horse with many fears
- Horse with panic attacks helped with EFT
- EFT reversed the cause of a 7 year chronic uterine infection in our mare!
- Surrogate EFT and Surrogate Muscle Testing resolve horse's bucking problem
- Tapping for a horse
- Some ideas about EFT for horses
- EFT calms down a "Spooking Horse"
- Successful surrogate EFT for a choking horse
- Surrogate tapping brings peace to my filly, Rose!
- Because I work with animals every day, I know you can
- EFT for profound grief at losing a pet -- finding a core issue
- Using EFT with animals for performance issues
- "Rainbow Bridge" tapping when you are grieving a lost pet
- Try EFT on Everything -- Even Fish!
- "EFT helped save my Goldfish"
- Do you have separation anxiety when you leave your pets?
- Two EFT cases: Reviving a gold fish ... and ... snoring
- Tapping on your own "chain of worry" before tapping on your pet's problem
- EFT for the healing of our pets
- EFT for a pet
- Stunning physical healing in a baby goat
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Surrogate EFT and Surrogate Muscle Testing resolve horse's bucking problem
Note: This is one of 3,000 articles written prior to the updated Gold Standard (Official) EFT Tapping Tutorial™. As a result, it is likely outdated. It provides practical uses for EFT Tapping but you should also explore our newest advancement, Optimal EFT, by reading our free e-book, The Unseen Therapist™, and/or get help from a Certified EFT Practitioner.
To many, it seems strange that someone could "tune in" to an animal or another person and come up with core emotional experiences to address with EFT. Nonetheless, I believe anyone can do this. It's simply a matter of giving it a try and developing the skill. Colleen Flanagan did this and then applied both surrogate EFT and surrogate muscle testing to generate an otherwise "impossible" result. Muscle testing, for those unfamiliar with it, is a skill that some practitioners learn. I rarely use it myself but support those who do. I prefer using straight intuition.
Kelly, an experienced horse trainer and riding instructor, asked me to visit her barn to resolve her Thoroughbred-Appaloosa gelding's bucking problem. She'd adopted Outlaw, an abused and frightened horse 9 years ago. Through lots of love and proficient training, he'd become a wonderfully obedient trail and dressage horse. Last year, Kelly became very ill and had to let another family keep him until she became well enough to care for him again.
Immediately after Outlaw returned to Kelly's barn, the bucking problems began and worsened until Kelly could not ride him. The adoptive family told her that he'd refused to be ridden by them for the entire five months they'd kept him.
A veterinarian found no physical problems with the gelding. Kelly then consulted several experts. All gave her no hope for reversing Outlaw's bad attitude. She refused to give up on her beloved gelding and contacted me to try Equine EFT.
While working with animals or people I often feel their emotions and sometimes see a mental picture of what is causing their distress. I use surrogate muscle-testing (SMT) as a diagnostic tool to uncover core issues and verify the visions and feelings I receive.
SMT identified a fear of rejection at an intensity level of 10. A picture flashed in my mind of Outlaw, filled with grief and disbelief, being led into a horse trailer and taken from Kelly's property, his big heart breaking. I tapped on myself as I focused on him standing in his corral:
Even though I can't believe my mommy is sending me away after I trusted her...
Even though I know Mommy was sick, I can't believe she couldn't find a way to keep me home...
Even though my heart still feels like it's breaking and I'm so sad...
Even though I want to trust Mommy again, I'm too afraid to trust another human...
Even though I know I've been a bad boy and I'm afraid Mommy will send me away again...
Even though I feel hopeless, helpless and worthless because Mommy rejected me...
When Outlaw's fear of rejection reached 0, I identified a 10 fear of failure to be safe that started 15 years ago. I saw a mental picture of a man tying Outlaw to a stake in the middle of a corral then beating him with a large piece of wood. Tears stained my cheeks as I felt Outlaw's terror and confusion about the beating:
Even though the bad man beat me because I didn't understand what he wanted me to do for him...
Even though I felt afraid and I was never safe for many years...
Even though I can't forget when the bad man hit me and I never felt safe until Mommy loved me...
Even though I thought Mommy was sending me back to the bad man and I haven't felt safe since she sent me away...
Even though I'm so afraid I'll never be safe again and I can't let Mommy or anyone ride me...
After that fear of failure to be safe was at a 4, SMT identified that Outlaw had released his fears from his first owner and had fears from his second owner. I saw a flash of a dark-haired woman whipping the horse with the reins and angrily pushing him because he would not obey her. Kelly explained that she'd bought Outlaw from a woman who ran a ranch for wayward boys. I began surrogate tapping on his remaining fear of failure to be safe:
Even though I felt safe with my second owner but she hurt me, too...
Even though I thought I could trust that woman but she hit me just like the bad man did...
Even though I still don't feel completely safe sometimes and need to buck off my mommy...
After a good hour of tapping, Outlaw and I both felt quite relaxed. SMT indicated that all his fears were at 0. I then tapped in positive affirmations:
I'm safe now and I can completely trust Mommy.
Mommy and I can now ride together like the good old days.
I know my mommy loves me and she will keep me forever.
Now that I released all my scary feelings, I can let Mommy ride me again.
Kelly saddled Outlaw and led him to the arena to ride. Although he shied away for several minutes (as if from months of habit), he finally relaxed and allowed Kelly to mount and ride him for the first time since last year.
What a beautiful, elegant horse and rider team! Kelly commented how Outlaw had previously been "a ball of nerves" but now he seemed laid-back and confident, like his old self! Months later, Outlaw and Kelly continue to enjoy their trail rides and dressage.
I'm still awed by the power of EFT and its continued success with my human and animal clients!
Colleen Flanagan, EFT-ADV
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