What do I need to do if I require a Homeopathic Consult for my animal?

Contact Belinda Atkinson by phone or email and she will send you a Health Assessment form for you to fill in for your animals Homeopathic Consult. This form includes details about your animal & it’s condition. It also includes questions about your animals current symptoms, as the more details Belinda has to work with the more accurately the correct Homeopathic remedy can be chosen. Return filled in form back to Belinda with payment for consult.

Why are details of my animal symptoms needed for my consult?

Homeopathic remedies have their own ‘symptom picture’ and the Homeopath needs to work out the best remedy that suits the individual animals symptoms. Several animals with the same disease may have completely different symptoms, therefore requiring different remedies or potency.


How do I administer the Homeopathic drops to my Animal?

When you are sent your Homeopathic Kit (included in your consult) you will receive an instruction sheet on how & when to give your animal the Homeopathic drops. Your kit will include a mixing jar, springwater & small syringe. The Homeopathic drops can be given via the mouth, in the drinking water or on a small piece of food (however best results achieved, if given away from food).


Can I give Homeopathics if my animal is on cortisone drugs?

If your animal is on a drug containing cortisone eg; Bute, it will need to finish the course or stop giving the drugs 3-4 days before starting the Homeopathic drops. For the reason that the cortisone may block the action of the Homeopathic remedy working, as cortisone stops the bodies healing processes. Homeopathics can be given with other drugs.


Are Homeopathic Remedies swabable in racehorse etc?

No. Homeopathic remidies are completely safe for all animals and will not swab in prefomance or show animals or racehorses. Homeopathic remedies are very dilute substances which are prepared by potentising & succussing to release a very powerful energetic healing force. They are completely safe and non-toxic.


Is a diagnosis required before a Homeopathic consult?

Not in all cases, minor health issues can be addressed without a diagnosis by using the animal’s individual symptoms. If a diagnosis is required for your animals condition it is essential for all serious animal health problems to consult your veterinarian.


Equine Touch

How do I book an appointment for an Equine Touch Session with my horse?

Contact Belinda Atkinson via phone or email and arrange a suitable time for an Equine Touch Session. Please allow 30-60 minutes per horse for the first Equine Touch Session.


How long does an Equine Touch session go for?

This depends on each individual horse. Most 1st Equine Touch sessions go for 30 -60 minutes per horse. The session will include collecting details about your horse, assessing your horse, bodywork (body balance) and addressing the areas of concern. Saddle fit could also be looked at, if required. A follow up session will be about thirty minutes.


How long do I need to rest my horse after a ET session?

It is best not to ride or work your horse for 24 hours after a Equine Touch session. This gives the horse time to process the work that has been done on it and the body time to address any pain issues that may have be resolved during the session. It is also advised not to groom your horse for the rest of the day of Equine Touch session, as this may scramble the messages.


How does Equine Touch allow for the skeletal system to realign?

The skeletal system is held upright and together by muscles and is not the bones that need addressing, but the muscles that hold the bones in place. As the Equine Touch create’s relaxation of the muscles the skeletal system rectifies itself. The Equine Touch is compatible with chiropractic work and can improve the long term results of any chiropractic work done on your horse.


Is one Equine Touch Session enough to get results?

Results are apparent after one session. Depending on the individual case, results are improved if 2 to 3 sessions are repeated once a week. When an injury or condition is chronic more than one treatment is necessary. Regular Equine Touch sessions, once a month are recommended to help prevent injury. A well balanced body is less prone to injury & illness.


What should one expect in the way of results?

Some horse’s show results during & after the session. Depending on how deep the pain is it can take 2 to 3 days to see changes in your horse’s behaviour. Most horse’s will feel great after the session, they usually run & buck around the paddock – pain free! You may see increased urination and your horse may have discharge from the nostrils, this is due to the lymphatic drainage. Your horse may become more social with other horses & humans due to being relieved of their pain. The happier your horse, the better they will perform. A balanced body knows no disease.


Can older horses or very debilitated horses benefit from Equine Touch?

Yes, definitely! The effect and results on older horses is quite remarkable. Equine Touch would increase their circulation, address any pain issues and any stiffness would be reduced.


How soon before a race or event should the Equine Touch be used?

A full body balance is best used 3 to 5 days before the event as this gives the horse’s body time to detoxify and process the work. Remember to rest your horse for 24 hours after the session, this need to be taken into account with your training schedule. Areas of concern can be address on the day of the race or a pre-race tune-up, if this is required.


Why is a good fitting saddle so important?

An ill-fitting saddle not only affects the horses back but the whole horse. A poor fitting saddle can inhibit natural movement & cause pain. Long-term problems from saddle discomfort can lead to:

  • atrophy (wasting) of the back muscle
  • lameness
  • unsoundness
  • behaviour problems such as rearing and refusal to go forward
  • postural changes
  • health dysfunction (stress depresses the immune system)

Your saddle fit can be checked by Belinda during your Equine Touch session.

How important is a balanced hoof?

Most horse owner know the saying ‘No foot, No horse’. The foot is responsible for bearing all the horse’s weight and provides the contact with the ground, any problems in the hoof tend to reflect in the horses movement.

Without a balanced hoof:

  • we do not achieve or maintain a balanced body
  • we do not achieve balanced movement
  • out Equine Touch bodywork and any achieved result will not last.
How do I check if my horse has teeth problems?
  • Check your horses manure for long partials or whole seeds, this can be an indication of improper chewing.
  • When feeding your horse large amounts of feed may drop out of your horse’s mouth or twisted wads of hay or grass may fall out (called quidding).
  • When you put the halter on observe the horses behaviour, if the horse does not like its head being touched it could be an indication of dental pain.
  • Check the breath, bad breath can be an indication of dental problems
  • Observe your horse behaviour when bridled; head tossing or swinging or tilted neck & head carriage can also be a sign of dental pain.

Horses with dental problems may have performance problems. Mouth pain can also be a reason for bad manners, spooking or rearing.

Why it is not recommended to massage after the Equine Touch session?
This would disturb the ‘rebalancing’ that follows the moves & can interfere with innate healing system by confusing the simple messages. It is best to give 5 days after your Equine Touch session before using massage on your horse.
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