There is no limit when your heart belongs to a horse
You know that your horse is more than a backyard pet, your horse is a FAMILY MEMBER (sometimes it feels good to shout that out loud just to confirm to the whole world that your horse is a FAMILY MEMBER. Go ahead, shout it out now).
Not only do you believe that your horse is a family member you also prefer preventative care over "fixing it once it breaks" AND you want preventative care in the form of (say this in one deep breath now)... non-conventional, plant based, as natural as possible, listen to your horse, holistic approach...care.
You want preventative care that address the whole horse, not just the physical being. You want to support the emotional and mental being as well as the physical because you know that there is so much more to your horse than what's skin deep.
You are looking for someone to keep your horse emotionally + mentally + physically balanced; that also believes your horse is family.
Look no further. I believe horses are family members (I currently have four happy pony family members that were at one point unbalanced rescue ponies), I believe in preventative care, and a happy pony family member needs to be balanced emotionally + mentally + physically. For the better part of 20 years I have been searching for ways to help horses achieve this triple balance. I have pulled together natural horsemanship, barefoot hoof care, equine massage, energy work, essential oil use, and animal communication to achieve this balance.
Before you start reading about some of the different modalities that I use to help balance your horse emotionally + mentally + physically please remember that in many cases they aren't separate entities, they are entwined. A horse in pain will have emotional and mental imbalances as well but they started from the physical. This entwining of the emotional + mental + physical is why it's so important to see and address your horse as a whole.
When your horse is emotionally imbalanced she may show signs of depression, anxiety, fearfulness, skittish, etc...
In cases like this I like to use essential oils, animal communication, and energy work.
When your horse is mentally imbalanced he may show signs of boredom, acting out aggressively to other horses, not paying attention to you, having a poor attitude when asked to do things.
In cases like this I like to bring in concepts and exercises based in Natural Horsemanship, creating a paddock that promotes mental stimulation, and how you interact with your horse.
HELP my horse needs balancing. Now what do I do?
Lately you sense that your horse is just not his usual wonderful, fabulous self and you can't quite put your finger on it.
At this point you, of course, are concerned (maybe in panic mode) about your horse and don't know what to do or maybe you have gone into brain freeze panic mode (I've been there a few times) and you need someone to help snap you out of it and point you in the right direction.
I'm here to balance your horse emotionally + mentally + physically. Let's get started.
Step 1: Call me (Diedra Petrina) at 509. 929. 5825 to set up an appointment
Step 2: Together we will set up a plan to bring balance back to your horse emotionally, mentally, and/or physically
Step 3: There will most likely be some follow through (homework per se) for you to do between sessions (of course we will go through this together)
What does a typical session look like?
Well...honestly...this is a very difficult question to answer because every horse and situation is so incredibly unique.
What I can say is that I do my very best to listen to the clues that your horse is telling me and what you are telling me. In many cases we will use a more than one modality to help your horse get back to his usual self more rapidly. Read below for a couple of different situations and how we got the horse back in the saddle.
Example 1: Your horse is consistently short-striding in the front. You've talked with your current farrier about it but you haven't seen any positive changes. It's time to try something else...you decide to give me a call. I come out and look at your horse and can see that your horses heels are too tall (which can lead to your horse short-striding). On top of that your horse has some sore muscles. We figure out a plan that includes barefoot trimming and massage.
Example 2: I am currently trimming your horses. A very sad time has come when your older mare has crossed over the rainbow. Her best friend, a fellow herd mate, is completely depressed. She won't eat and doesn't want to go out with the other horses. We decide to do an animal communication session and create a special blend of essential oils to help her with her emotions.