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15 August 2011 No Comment

Rescued Horse Problems
We asked horse training expert Cheyanne West. More about Cheyanne

Hello Cheyanne,
I have a thoroughbred gelding who was a rescue case, and have two questions
1) He gets very anxious when being left behind or held behind when on a trek, he is a soft horse who misses his mate when away from him, although he is not unmanageable. i am trying rescue remedy which seems to be helping, Is there another that may be better suited?
2) He is prone to skin problems, Rain scald in the winter, which we think we now have resolved, but also dandruff, and just lately has broken out in a bad case of either mange or has a very sensitive skin to ticks, he has rubbed his skin bare on his forehead. I have just started the naturopathic remedy Sulphur. Is there something else you can recommend, as I really would like to clear it up quickly? His coat otherwise looks nice and shiny and he gets regular doses of multivitamins and minerals.

Janice de Raad

Dear Janice.
The Homeopathic remedy Sulphur should do the trick. With regards to fear of abandonment, if the rescue remedy works but does not hold there are a couple other remedies you can try. Homeopathic Aconite or homeopathic Pulsatilla, which is used for clingy low self esteem horses. Aconite is a big fear fright and anxiety remedy used for sudden onsets of these. Being that he is a rescue horse, it may just take time and consistency to build up his confidence.

Cheyanne West C-Hom

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