Alternatives For Equine Care
remedies are big business in the human world. As we become less
confident about the sources and outcomes of traditional pharmaceutical
and medical treatments, so more and more of us are taking the natural
route to health.
same is true in the equine world, and visitors to the Midlands Equine
Fair at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, on 8 and 9 March
will be able to see a range of natural remedies, solutions and treatments
at first hand.
Margrit Coates ~ Animal Healer
Coates is the UK's leading animal healer who specialises in
horses, and she will be discussing hands on healing for horses
and answering questions in the Fair's 'Meet the Experts' section.
to Margrit, this sort of healing is something that all horses
need and which anyone can do with the right training. Healing
is a therapy that is non-invasive and works on emotional and
mental levels as well as at a horse's physical level.
works with homeopathic vet Cheryl Sears and well-known veterinary
physiotherapist Amanda Sutton. Her work has recently been
featured on TV's 'Animal Allies' when she was filmed demonstrating
healing on a horse and a god at Carla Lane's animal sanctuary
in Sussex. Margrit lectures on equine healing all round the
world and is the equine healing tutor for the NFSH, the UK's
leading healing organisation.
McAlpine, the renowned owner of Brackenhill Stud, will also be at
the Midlands Equine Fair discussing her approach to the natural
rearing of horses. Over the last five years she has developed a
system of stress-free horse management.
passion for her own horses made her determined that they would not
join the growing statistics of over-stressed competition animals.
As a result of increasing contact with holistic and alternative
veterinary practitioners, she has developed her present system of
keeping horses in as natural a state as possible. As a consequence
of the success of her work, she has extended into the fields of
diet, fitness, injuries and rehabilitation.
horses at Brackenhill all live outside, in herds, without shoes.
The paddocks have been reseeded with a herb mixture and both have
field shelters and natural shelter provided by woodland. Lucinda
has built a list of contacts in the fields of alternative veterinary
medicine including chiropractors, aromatherapists, acupuncturists,
distant healers, Reiki master, sports massage therapists and teachers
of awareness techniques.
Hix of the Rosewell Shiatsu Centre will also be on hand to
explain how shiatsu can help horses. Shiatsu has been proved
to be very a very effective alternative therapy solution to
equine ailments. Said Sue: "One case that is particularly
interesting was that of a dressage horse that developed a
mysterious lameness and had been unsound for two years. All
veterinary checks were clear and the horse did have physiotherapy
but remained unsound. The horses needed and received regular
work on his back to rebalance the energy of the kidneys and
bladder and after a few months the horse is now sound and
back in full work.
young horse came to me as a last ditch attempt, being described
as a 'wobbler' by one vet. Shiatsu strengthened him. He had
been regularly wormed but I decided to repeat the worming,
with his new energy he threw out more worms than I have seen
for a very long time and since then he has grown and strengthened."
well as including tips and advice from these experts, the Midlands
equine Fair 'Meet the Experts' area will also include the Society
of Master Saddlers, Tricia Nassau Williams who will be available
to discuss matters relating to lorinery (bits and bitting), Kate
Lugsden from Baileys Horse Feeds who will concentrate on nutrition,
Adrienne Vaughan from the Fizz Coaching Clinic, and Wayne Preece,
expert on laminitis.
for the Midlands Equine Fair are available in advance from Contour
Exhibitions & Events by calling 08700 115007 and advance booking
discounts are available. Further information and leaflets are available
by calling 01884 841644, or by logging on at www.contour.uk.net.