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Polly has always been slightly twisted as is noticed by the way she hold her tail in a particularly high carriage. It is also often held to the left as she walks. She has tension in her shoulders and muscle along the topline undeveloped. We asked our Team Vet Annett who is also a Chiropractic Practitioner to take a look at her. Polly really is a very sensitive horse and can get anxious sometimes but Annett is a very gentle and so she relaxed into it quickly. During the session resistance was felt at Polly's rump and so we offered her Arnica cO2 (often selected for emotional and physical trauma/bruising) which she liked and worked with - indicated by inhaling and chewing. So as a chosen oil (she had turned her nose up at others), we put some on Annett's fingers and she continued to work. Annett noted an instant 'relaxation and give' in the back end, enabling her to work deeper and with more effect. Polly is on livery with us from the My Lovely Horse Rescue organisation that do sterling work in the Dublin area. Polly was rescued under traumatic circumstances during which she fell into the canal which involved significant effort by many to help her to safety. She lost her foal in the process. She has come on in leaps and bounds since she has been with us - so much so, that the lady that instigated her journey here didnt recognise her and asked us who she was!
CUSHINGS CASE STUDY: LORRAINE from My Lovely Horse Rescue, Dublin, Ireland. Lorraine has been with us from April 2019 and diagnosed with Cushings in 2017 by University College Dublin vets verified by ACTH levels of 163. When she came to us under a convalescence livery package, as well as having Cushings (prescribed Prascend) she had a history of issues around interacting with other horses although came with Polly who was the only one she would tolerate her.
However, when it came to the point that Lorraine would run when she saw anyone entering the field with a scoop containing the dreaded tablet, after consultation with Vets & MLHR, it was agreed to use our unique approach encompassing Zoopharmacognosy and Chiropractic work.
Today, she is now officially Cushing's free with two subsequent tests showing ACTH levels under 50 (considered normal levels). All blood tests were done at the same official Irish Govt funded lab - the Irish Equine Centre.
Quite extraordinary case, I think you will agree.
As a bonus, she will happily interact with other horses now and that anger that she arrived with has reduced significantly. Well done Lorraine, keep it up! And massive Shout Out to MLHR and the fantastic unwavering support they give to horses like Lorraine and Polly. And of course the public that give so generously to keep the MLHR doing what they do best❤️ Team Effort guys!
Rocket is a 15yr old gelded NZ Quarter horse at Miland Stud, Co Kildare. 🚀 Rocket really enjoys and excels at mounted games with Ian and has many rosettes! However, Rocket was struggling. See below for case notes:
Pre-Zoopharmacognosy session, Rocket presented with excessive frequent urination with minimal flow; skin extremely itchy resulting in multiple scabs; poor coat with minimal hair growth in winter, no mane, poor tail; detached, absolutely no interaction with horses or people - consequently very difficult to catch; unable to maintain condition. During his session (lasting 2 hours) Rocket selected extracts for emotional issues (those that are often selected for grief, trauma, fear and shock) as well as herbs that have antibacterial properties (Burdock) as well as herbs to support the immune system (nettles, hawthorn flowers, cleavers)
🌿Post-Zoopharmacognosy session (plus dedicated follow up offering by Ian for 3wks), Rocket's urinary flow is normal; skin is normal, no longer itchy, scabs gone; hair growth normal (needed to clip this winter!); interacts with people and easy to catch; 50% reduction in hard feed to maintain condition.
Well done Team Hyland, great work! 👏👏👏
Hi! My name is Carly and I am a lifelong lover of Dogs and Horses. When my mare was having regular episodes of Colic I looked around for a solution and found Applied Zoopharmacognosy (also called the self-selection method and free choice botanicals). I was so impressed that I trained in this fascinating effective herbal approach and have gone on now to train others. That was over a decade ago and I am now part of the Whitethorn Team and work with horses and dogs all over the world to help them restore emotional and physical health. As part of the support we offer, we also supply herbal remedies at our online shop along with providing workshops and one-to-one mentoring (Onsite & Online) on how to work with them. We truly hope that you enjoy and maybe learn a little from our blog. Carly and the Whitethorn Team, Sligo Ireland