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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 about interacting with other horses although came with Polly who was the only one she would tolerate.
Today, after a combination of Chiropractic and Zoopharmacognosy work she is now officially Cushings free with two subsequent tests showing ACTH levels under 50 (considered normal levels). All blood tests were done at the same official lab - Irish Equine Centre. MLHR decided to go the Whitethorn Approach (Zoocog & Shamanism), when Lorraine was refusing to take the Prascend tablet. It came to the point that she would run when she saw anyone entering the field with a scoop/container etc.
Quite extraordinary case, I think you will agree. Having spoken to a few vets about this, words like, unbelievable, miracle etc have been used. I choose to believe that a miracle is just something we don't have the science to explain yet. And maybe we never will in my lifetime. But at the end of the day, Lorraine isn't interested in the science, just the relief of pain and suffering. And 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. 🚀 Rocket really enjoys and excels at mounted games with Ian.
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, 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! 👏👏👏