I have been riding horses since my younger years, but I stopped then to go off to college. After a few years I got that urge to be with horses again. But this time I wanted something different only riding horses at a riding centre. So I ended up at a non-profit horse foundation who rented out horses. And that was when I met my first horse named Habibi.
He ended up there because he was difficult to handle and kicked everyone of his back in riding lessons. He approached people very aggressively but he never harmed them. The response from people would be yelling at him and hitting him.
What was wrong was the fact that Habibi was insecure and people did not get that and he did not feel heard. So I adopted him and boy we had a long way to go!
Because of him I learned Natural horsemanship, how to have patience, work together and to respect each other’s choices and feelings.
I have him since May 2014. After 2 years he finally trusted me and I trusted him and our relationship is still growing every day. We are still learning from each other.
Why Cranio sacral therapy
During the time I had Habibi I ran into several health problem with him. He had skin issues, would walk lame now and then, hated the saddle, or have sensitive muscles. I have had several therapists come over but because of the fact that Habibi still does not trust other people he had never met he would not let them treat him.
So I then decided to dig into the different kinds of therapies and what options there were to become a therapist.
My feeling and interest was straight away Cranio Sacral therapy. The reason why is that there is no manipulation involved ( which is positive for Habibi ) and it encourages the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms.
Ever since I apply this treatment to horses It has opened my eyes and shown me how special and amazing horses are. They are all individuals with their own story, opinion and feelings.
My goal is to listen to the horses and give them the treatment they ask for.
That way I can help them out to feel better and feel Heard.
What is Cranio Sacral therapy?
Cranio Sacral Therapy is an energy-based therapy where the therapist uses light contact on specific parts of the body, not just the cranium, spine and sacrum. There is no physical manipulation of bones or tissues and the body is allowed to readjust at its own pace. The therapist applies specific hands-on techniques to the horse’s body to release restrictions in its musculoskeletal system and fascia (a web like tissue which is present throughout the whole body and which acts like a protective cling film around tendons, joints and ligaments).
CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, non-manipulative but effective therapy; it encourages the body’s natural self healing mechanisms.
Equine CranioSacral Therapy can help treat many conditions, both chronic and acute, including:
Besides this therapy it is important to look at the total management of the horse`s situation. With management I mean stabling, training, hoof care, dental treatment, the use of a saddle, bit and very important, feeding! You will find more information in the Herb section on feeding.
If you are interested in a treatment for your horse then please contact me by sending me an e-mail, app or calling me.
Herbs and food
Herbs and food
Why feed your horse herbs?
The way we house our horses nowadays is quite different from how our horses used to live in the wild. The wild horses lived mainly in forests and in mountains. It ran from place to place in search of water and food. It ate different types of grass, but also all kinds of shrubs, leaves, herbs. It even ate branches, bark and soil.
Nowadays our horses no longer have the choice of what they eat. That is why it is important that we feed our horses as naturally as possible.
You can give your horse herbs to support and supplement other food. It is important that these herbs are individually measured, so you give the horse some control over his nutritional needs. Herbs have a broad effect and can help with different physical and mental complaints. All active ingredients in herbs complement each other.
It is not a quick fix. Because it goes through the natural way, it can take a few weeks to moths before the herbs have reached their optimal effect and the symptoms decrease.
How does this work?
Like most horse owners I am always questioning if I am feeding my horses the right food and if they need certain extra vitamins, minerals or herbs. But there is no need to question this any more since I am in contact with the Biotensor.
Every human being, animal, plant but also “non-living” substance is surrounded by an energy field and has its own unique, specific vibrational frequency (physics). These frequencies are broadcast in the air, just like the frequencies on which you can tune your radio.
For all the measurements I make, I use the Biotensor, a sensitive and reliable measuring instrument that has been used for centuries to make diagnoses. In the measurement I use the unique vibration frequencies or energy. When measuring through the Biotensor it does not matter whether the horses are in the immediate vicinity or are at a distance, so I also offer the option of measuring your horse from a distance.
If you test a product with a horse, you call it a relationship test. In the relationship test it is measured whether two different energy fields can penetrate each other, so that they attract (cooperate) or repel (counteract) each other. In this way we can measure which herbs, food, minerals, vitamins, supplements and such are needed or what fits best with the horse at that moment.
We also perform measurements with the Biotensor according to the Pain protocol. The results are based on the answers we receive to our questions about the horse and where it hurts. This requires knowledge of the anatomy of the horse, in order to ask the right questions.
A Pain Protocol is a measurement of the horse to see if it has pain in the body and where according to protocol.
The pain protocol is a questionnaire in which the entire anatomy of the horse is measured in a structured sequence for pain.
The questions we answer are:
- Where is the horse hurting? (head, legs, back, vertebrae, bones, joints, muscles, tendons)
- To what extent does the horse have pain? (acute, chronic, pain shoots)
- Where is the pain coming from? (saddle, training, trauma)
- Is it treatable and how? ( what treatment, training)
- Does the horse have diseases or abnormalities? (EORTH, Kissing spines, osteoarthritis)
The result of the measurement according to the pain protocol is an indication or guideline to what is possibly wrong in the horses or ponies body. It can be used very well as an indication to the pain points if you want the horse to be treated by a therapist or to identify causes of problems, such as lameness and discontinuation.
You can also use it to check the physical condition of the horse or to find out what the improvement points are for the training, or as an indication to whether the horse is ready for treatment again.
The pain protocol was developed by HorseComplete and prepared with the help of Osteopaths and Physiotherapists. The horse is measured remotely with a Biotensor on the basis of the specified data.
The pain protocol is not a diagnostic tool, but an indication and we are not responsible for the way this information is used after we give advice. We are not veterinarian`s and in cases of serious problems with the horse we refer you to a veterinarian. Nor can we be held responsible for the operation of treatments or examinations based on the outcome of the pain protocol.
Have you ever wondered when buying a horse whether he or she is healthy?
The horse may have problems with the cranio sacral system, insulin resistance, stress or something going on with the organs.
You can ask the seller if they agree that you get a purchase protocol done. And if they don`t agree…. Well, maybe you know enough already.
Beside the pain it is also interesting and important to look into the characteristics of a horse.
I have heard so many times that the person who bought the horse feels like there is not match between them. So the horse might end up being sold again. Which is stressful for a horse.
So do you wonder what kind of character the horse has?
Or what does the horse enjoy working at, jumping, dressage or does he/she prefer trekking?
To find out a Purchase protocol can be very useful. Its exactly like the pain protocol but with some additional questions.
Please note that the purchase protocol is a representation of the pain from the horse, it is not a diagnosis. Always consult a vet or certified professional for treatment.
Pricelist herb measurement including bag of herbs (which will last 5 weeks)
Please note: the prices are without shipping cost which are €9,-
Price pain protocol:
Pain protocol measurement including protocol which will be send to you via e-mail €25,-
Purchase protocol measurement including protocol which will be send to you via e-mail €25,-
Price Cranio sacral treatment ( which will take about 60-90 minutes )
Cranio sacral treatment €45,- excluding travel costs
Price for triple Cranio sacral treatments:
3 treatments within 9 weeks
€110,- excluding travel costs
I also offer to do a pain protocol measurement and herb measurement before I travel to you to treat your horse with Cranio Sacral therapy. I will bring the bag of herbs with me on the day of treatment. The price for this package deal is:
Please note: the prices are without travel costs
The travel costs are €0,15 per km which are calculated from Eircode F42 HK35. If your address is within 20km from this Eircode then I won`t charge you travel costs.
If there are other customers in your area that I will be visiting then the travel costs will be shared between all of the customers.
Note that toll roads will be charged as well.
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