Chi is the life force energy of all beings.
Just like us, our horse has Chi flowing in his body. It circulates in channels deep inside his body, as well as in the meridians nearer the surface of his body.
The primary ways that Chi moves through the horse’s body are through his nervous system and through the fluids of his body, including his blood, his lymphatic fluids, his synovial fluids and his cerebrospinal fluid. His Chi also moves through his fascia and his ligaments and tendons.
Chi also moves in the energy field that surrounds the horse’s body, his etheric field. The energy inside the horse’s body is what creates his etheric field.
The etheric field exists inside the horse’s physical body and emanates out from it anywhere from a couple of inches to more than several feet depending on the health and strength of the horse.
The energy that is in the horse’s etheric field is the same energy that is inside his physical body, that runs his physical body. Chi constantly circulates between the horse’s physical body and his etheric field and back again.
The health of the horse’s etheric field affects his physical body and vice versa, they’re very closely linked. Each one is affected by the other.
The etheric field is the energetic interface between the horse’s body and the rest of the world. It acts like a filter to protect our horse from outside forces coming in.
If our horse’s etheric field is vibrant and clear, he’ll feel secure and protected, comfortable in his own skin and he’ll have the confidence to express the special uniqueness he brings to the world.
The horse’s etheric field is very sensitive. When people and other horses are standing close to him, they’re actually standing in his energy, although the energy is not actually inside his body, it’s in his etheric field. The horse is able to sense how other people and horses are, as their energy mixes with his energy, in his etheric field.
The horse also has other external energy fields that exist both inside his physical body and surround him, such as those made up of his emotional and mental energies. According to Taoists all beings have these energy bodies or fields, including The Earth itself.