A Plan Catered To Your Horse-
It's likely that you've spent countless hours and a lot of money trying to find the supplements, remedies, and experts that have “the one thing” your horse needs to find relief, comfort, and vitality.
Everyday that goes by it seems impossible to escape the feeling that their clock is ticking. If you're anything like me, you might even feel like your failing them…
I have experienced the frustration, worry, and heartache as I watched my horse suffer. Consulting expert after expert, getting multiple… what appeared to be useless, conflicting opinions that only lead into more procedures, bigger bills, and yet little to show for it.
Truth be told, it was when my mare got sick back in 2011, that my awareness to the fact I was one of those experts hit me head on…
People came to me for answers and when I started paying closer attention to the signs and symptoms my client horses were still experiencing, I did what I was taught to do, tell them “it was normal and we were doing all we can”…
That was what I was taught, and likely what most professionals you're working with are taught as well.
It was then I decided I would find my horse a solution and get better results for my client or I was getting out of the horse industry and even owning horses. I couldn't stand watching horses suffer needlessly any longer.
That's when I discovered the 3 Tips To Maximize Your Result With Your Horse's Health-
- Individualize everything horse by horse. NO MORE cookie cutter approaches, feeds, supplements, meds, or even routines.
- LISTEN to the horse's body. Most people just want to silence the body, not listen to it and have a conversation that leads to the root cause and concern.
- Create a catered plan based on the previous steps, and be flexible and open to adjustments and changes.
These 3 simple things have completely revolutionized my horse care and those of my clients!
What does an individualized plan look like?
I wanted to share an example of what it looks like to have a plan individualized for your horse. Here is a recent Horse Health Consult I completed for Clare Hanson and her horse Little Man. First Clare completed a consult form sharing Little Man's history and lifestyle with me. Based upon what is shared with me, I then go through the following steps.
1. Lifestyle and Routine Review-
I review the horse's current lifestyle and routines, looking for things that are not in alignment with the 8 Laws of Health. Clare is a student of my 30 Day Equine Health Transformation Course, and for the most part she had his lifestyle and routines balanced. Little Man is struggling with respiratory concerns and is currently on medications which include Vetalog, Clembuterol, and SMZ antibiotics.
Since I'm not a licensed medical professional, I'm not going to tell Clare or any other horse owner to take their horse off of medications they're on. You need to work with your vet on that, which I do understand can be a challenge if they don't want to assist you or agree with your choices. But you are the horse owner and the one footing the bill, so keep that in mind.
That said, I'm here to raise awareness to the various side effects and health problems that can and do happen on these medications. Because I believe you should be making an informed decision. Well intention-ed, ill informed horse owners are the #1 danger that horse's face… it sounds strange, possibly harsh, but comes from a place of no judgement and in full support of presenting the tools to change that.
For Clare, and any horse owner that has a horse on medications currently… you need to ask your veterinarian for the manufacturer pamphlet for every medication that your horse is on. Note: Sometimes they will resist you on this, PERSIST regardless. Then, thoroughly read through ALL sides effects and cautions on that pamphlet.
Every time you give your horse whatever the medication is, you are accepting that any one of those things could happen and that you're accepting that choice and responsibility. That's the honest to goodness reality, and when you read it, you are likely going to be disturbed at what you see…
A common question I ask in light of the long list of side effects – Is it realistic and logical to expect health, in spite of what you're reading on that list?
Often times horse owners have a strong realization that it's not.
2. Nutrition Review-
The next step is a nutrition review. This again was an area in which Clare was ahead and she had his nutrition clean and free of most synthetics and concerns. You can click here to learn more about cleaning your horse's nutrition.
I shared specific suggests based upon what imbalances that Little Man was presenting. Which for him at this time is adding a blue green algae, and increasing his Nrf2 activation supplement.
3. Creating An Individualized Plan On The Communication From The Horse's Body-
Based upon the main current observations that Clare shared about Little Man which are that he has labored breathing, white mucus that comes from his nose when he coughs, he has had strange white splotches on his coat at times, and recently has been lazy and sluggish.
Other things I made note of in her consult is his struggle with external pathogens including EPM, thrush, white line disease, rain rot, recently a high fecal count, accompanied with occasional lower back pain and inconsistent manure consistency.
From that list I make a plan for Little Man based on balancing his Metal Element and addressing a pattern of Yang Deficiency within his body's various concerns. I then gave Clare a 4 week and beyond plan of specific acupressure points and essential oils chosen for Little Man specifically.
As one example her Week 2 Plan included utilizing Acupoints Ht 5, Ht 8, Bl 13, Bl 15 – This group is great for supporting animals that have possible grief concerns or baggage. Although Little Man doesn't have an obvious connection to grief, Clare is not fully aware of his life prior to her purchasing him… and if a horse is grieving or stuck in a pattern of grief, the tissues thicken and become less flexible (which could align with shortness of breath or not being able to fully expand his lungs). Grief, is also the emotion connected to the Lungs, so with any horse that has a respiratory concern this would be a good set of Acupoints to use, as they do no harm if they aren't “needed” .
My suggested essential oils for this set of acupoints for Little Man was Young Living blends Joy, Harmony, and Release. For great references for Equine Acupressure click here the app and the spiral Acu-Horse book are my favorite.
Empowering You To Get The Results You Both Deserve
The ultimate goal of these consults is to have you feeling confident and empowered to taking control of your horse's health. It isn't about magic bullets and secret sauce… but I do find that the horse owners I have done this with feel hopeful, at peace, and excited to get to work on the action plans given and many of them start seeing results right away. Some in the first week and other within the first 30 days!
If you want this for your horse you have a few options, you can work with me one on one click here to request more information on those packages. Or you can join The Vibrant Horse Society, which is a community of support and interaction that is affordable and effective at accelerating your horse's health and bringing you the peace of mind and passion to your horse ownership that might be missing or dwindling right now. Click Here to learn more about the Vibrant Horse Society today!
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