The other day I was approached by a lady whose horse had just been traumatised, both physically and emotionally, by being bitten and chased by a dog at the beach. In addition to the bite, he’d fallen heavily and got the reins tangled around his legs.
She didn’t want to call the vet, despite many people freaking out about it and trying to push her to do that. She was into holistic health for herself and wanted the same for her animals. She asked me to see the horse. But I really didn’t need to. At least not initially.
I supplied her with a homeopathic remedy with instructions on how to use it. And strict instructions to let me know how the horse responded within 24 hours. I knew the remedy would help heal the problem quickly, but if the horse’s immune system wasn’t in peak condition, he may need more help with different remedies. That’s when I would need to make a visit.
As predicted, the problem healed beautifully within the day. It isn’t just the physical trauma that homeopathic treatment heals so well, so quickly. It’s also the emotional trauma.
A few days later, she took the horse back to the beach again to see how he coped. He showed no fear or anxiety at all and enjoyed the experience as he usually does.
Interestingly, she met another lady whose horse had also been bitten by a dog. Her horse had received veterinary care. She said the wound had taken six months to heal.
These dogs weren’t vicious or aggressive dogs. Just excitable, badly trained and out for the chase, as dogs generally are. Combined horse and dog beaches are really asking for trouble.