Holistic Medicine for our Horses
For many of us, caring for our horses is of the upmost importance. Our beloved equine friends can be a major source of joy and inspiration in our lives, offering us heart-warming love, companionship and connection. It stands to reason then that we would want to provide for them in the best way we know how.
Is it enough to have our local veterinarian available when things go wrong? If you have had a horse with chronic health conditions, you may think not. It can be distressing for the horse and their owner to be given pharmaceutical options alone. In today’s busy world, although vets are able to provide a superb service for acute and emergency situations, they rarely have the time to explore underlying problems our horses may be experiencing. It is therefore up to us, as our animal’s closest friend and carer to educate ourselves on how to best nourish their wellbeing and health, and tend to them when imbalances occur. This however does not have to be an overwhelming or daunting task, and one does not need to feel alone in this.
Arming oneself with good quality knowledge is incredibly important for all horse owners. It is the best service we can offer our horses and the pleasure it can give a horse lover is indescribable.
The desire for our horses to be vibrant, well and full of life force is one that is universal to all horse lovers – a horse that is happy, pain free and performs to their ultimate. One we can share our lives with and be nourished with and by.
There are a variety of powerful modalities of healing that have been used for many years to help humans and horses alike to achieve equilibrium and balance in body and mind. These therapies are increasing in popularity as people discover their existence and effectiveness. Therapies such as Acupressure Massage, Essential Oils, Flower Remedies, Herbal supplements, Homeopathy and Tissue Salts are some of the therapies on offer in easy-to-access form in todays modern world. These all offer a means of increasing your horse’s vitality and wellbeing, and when clearly understood and applied can be a great way to maintain your horses health.
In all circumstances it is recommended that you consult with your Vet in combination with a Professional Complementary Therapist regarding a comprehensive care plan for your horse. It is the aim of this website to provide you with the knowledge and insights to better equip you to do so. If your horse is unwell seek help from your vet to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. It is vital that your veterinarian is consulted and that any remedies you have learnt about are to also be considered complementary to the care your veterinarian advises.
To begin to explore health and longevity we first need to identify what constitutes good health. Getting to know the subtleties of your horse’s wellbeing will help to keep your equine friend in prime condition.
I will cover this in greater detail in future blogs as it is a topic I am passionate about. In the meantime let’s hear from you any experiences or thoughts on holistic medicine for you or your horse…!