At ARRR, we believe in a holistic approach to healing. We subscribe to the concept of mind, body, and spirit being connected and each affects the other. Every animal that comes here is treated as a whole individual with unique needs. We are learning natural horsemanship techniques as a way of dealing with behavior issues. We like to balance the peace of big, quiet pasture time with socialization and people time. We are interested in acupuncture, rolfing, and raindrop therapy. ARRR’s residents already benefit from chiropractic adjustments, homeopathy, natural remedies, and massage. And just because natural is our first approach, doesn’t mean it’s our only approach (we love our vet clinic!). As we learn techniques or remedies that work for us, we will post some tips right here. Please keep in mind we have no formal training and any info we post is meant as a starting point only; you are responsible for doing your own research and/or checking with an animal healthcare professional.
Two Remedies we find quite helpful are:
Equine Arnica Gel
- Helpful for muscle soreness, stiffness, and bruises.
- Massage the gel into the muscles, avoiding areas of broken skin (wear gloves so as to not “deactivate” the arnica)
- Available on Amazon.com as well as other websites.
Bach Flower Remedies
- Amazing results when dealing with emotional issues
- There are many flower remedies available for a myriad of emotional states
- One of our most used favorites is known as 5-Flower Remedy or Rescue Remedy, which brings a sense of calm and relieves stress or anxiety.