We also provide a horse care service. Horses have a lot in common with others species and human because in some way they are just like us. Researchers have demonstrated thought the years that all mammals, from rabbits to horses to people, have very similar brains. We share the mechanisms that enable most kinds of intelligence, including emotional intelligence and the ability to learn. It’s important to think about the way horses live and interact. All horses share a fundamental approach to life, just as people look life in human way. If you empathize with your horses’s view of the world you can get a feel for the kind of emotions that he might feel whatever situation he finds himself. The first thing to keep in mind at all times is that humans are predators, but horses are prey. This explains many of the differences in the horse’s way of seeing events in the world. When something threatening happens to any prey animal, he has few possible reactions: fight or flight (run away) or freeze. Usually, running away is the first choice. They need somewhere to run to and a stable is not a naturally safe hide-out but a potential trap. They love to live together in a the herd and stay alone may lead to emotional problems including anxiety, aggression, depression and stereotypical behaviours.
Horses have huge muscle mass to support their nature of free running spirits indeed the moving parts of the body were created and intended to move through a specific range of motion freely, easily and completely. When for any reasons horses lose the ability to do this, there will be a problem. Horses are not lazy. The problem can range from loss of true performing ability to a horse being off in a specific movement and to a severe strain type injury.
The most prevalent reason for the original loss of free motion is a residual muscle tightening which develops as a result of repeated strains and exertions, age, nervous tension, injuries, maximum effort, pain, discomfort, stress, etc.
The absolute best protection you can have is prevention. This is the reason why acupuncture and holistic medicine in general could help your horse to prevent injury or to help him to solve the problem as an integrative medicine when the injury has already occurred.
Benefits from acupuncture for horses may be seen in a wide variety of conditions including:
- chronic respiratory disease (COPD), gastrointestinal problems, urinary problems;
- reproductive disease (ovary and uterus problems);
- sense organs problems (eyes, ears, tongue, nose), neurological disease, behavioural problems;
- locomotor problems (tendons and ligaments disease, muscle strain, back pain).
Benefits from electroacupuncture for horses could be strictly related to neurological problems like nerve injury (facial nerve compression, degenerative nerve conduction).
- releasing muscular fascia tension and muscle contraction;
- speeding up recovery, improving the body posture and preventing injuries;
- relieving horse of neurological pain and back pain;
- bringing a general mental and physical relaxation and higher level of energy.
Benefits form Bach Flower remedies could be seen related to emotional problems while western herbal therapy could be considered as an integrative treatment for internal organs disfunction or pain management.
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For acupuncture treatment combined to physiotherapy contact Theravet.
The initial consultation & treatment fee is £150 and it will take 90 minutes. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any information regarding fees or treatments modalities and timing.