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North Lawrence, New York, United States
I can be described as lover of life, an animal lover, and lover of education. I am constantly striving for knowledge and learning opportunities. I've been around horses my entire life. I enjoy working with horses and their human partners through natural horsemanship philosophies, natural balance bare foot hoof care, reiki, red-light therapy, essential oils, aromatherapy, crystal healing, chromotherapy, flower essences, and more. I am a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher who offers treatments for people, horses, dogs, cats, and other creatures great and small. I also teach Reiki classes for those interested in learning how to treat themselves, their loved ones, and even their animals! Natural Horse Lover Farm is located in Northern New York between the St. Lawrence River and Adirondack Mountains. Heaven on Earth. naturalhorseloverfarm.com

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Wonderful Miracle

I am amazed to report that Lola has made a full recovery and was galloping, bucking, spinning, and doing general hardcore horse play. Her pathway to healing was a interesting one, and not one that all would believe. I mentioned in a previous post that we used modern medicine and Reiki but I never elaborated.

Piecing the timeline together, she was seriously injured on September 28th, was put on stall rest. She had no apparent break but could not walk or stand properly. October 3rd she had radiography taken with no evident results of what was wrong and some swelling in the tricep area, the vet remarked that he had never seen such an injury and put her on continued rest, bute, her opposite leg was to be wrapped, and she was given a guarded prognosis noting that if she was not better on a week or so, she was in dire trouble.... his concern was if there was no improvement her opposite left would break down and she would have to be euthanized.

On October 11th, I spoke with a colleague and she mentioned Reiki. I learned that the director of the campus health center was a third degree Reiki master and out of desperation, I went to see her. I asked for a few minutes of her time and told her I had no idea what Reiki was but that I needed more help than rest and modern medicine. She did some kind of incantation or meditation and told me to go home and rub and touch Lola's leg with love and intent. I did so and over the next day or so seemed to notice a subtle difference. I did continue the rest and butte if you were wondering. I saw the Reiki master again on October 14th and she asked about my horse. I told her she was a little better but not much. She indicated that she would send more healing energy and I was to repeat the process. I did as instructed. Within a few days, Lola was significantly better and refused to take the medicine and started breaking out of her stall. I allowed her to walk in a 12'x36' area outside of her stall. She could see the boys and rub noses. One morning toward the end of the week, I found her standing, normally, whinnying and spunky! Over the weekend, on October 19th, I allowed her turnout time with the boys. She was a little lame after being too rambunctious so I gave her more alone time. By October 22nd or so, I had to turn her out or she was going to break out. She was having a blast and not limping. An amazing full recovery.... wow. I guess you would have had to see how bad she was to understand what a miracle this is. I am thankful beyond belief.

Anyhow, tonight, she was a lunatic with the boys in the indoor arena and you would never know that she had a previous and recent injury. I am so happy for her. And, by luck, I accidentally found out there is a Equus Reiki 1 Class in the Ottawa, Ontario, Canada area this Saturday. It is 2.5 hours away but I am going regardless of the drive... I will keep you posted!

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Bad and Good News Updates

Left to right: Lola, Whiskey, and Fosse

Lola, my beautiful mare on the far left in the photo above had a freak accident two days after my dog Sahlen died and she is no better....the vet and I really hope to and need to see improvement this coming week. I don't know definitively what happened but what I saw was Lola and Fosse racing through the field, faster than usual, Whiskey was rolling but may have been knocked over (he is okay), when Lola and Fosse reached the end, her front leg was up, he tried to kick her but I think missed. She hobbled to the paddock, fell over, moaned, I got her up and to her stall. X-rays show no breaks but the region was said to be unusual by the vet (elbow/tricep/shoulder) region. She is three-legged dead lame. I have her in Bute, applying linament and massage, the opposite leg is wrapped for support. She cannot stand properly. She is sensible enough to lay down. We are very worried....the vet said he has a guarded prognosis. I would be interested in red light therapy but don't have the device and supporting materials in the budget right now - expensive! Another friend mentioned essential oils, and a collegue tried sending energy remotely via reiki, and frankly, I am up for about anything right now! I plan to learn more about alternative healing methods.

Fosse and Whiskey are doing well.  We've been playing and riding and today I actually got in about two hours of time with them (other than just cleaning and feeding). Whiskey was quite a handful and very emotional to start.  That said, I took the time it takes, gave him space, and we had a successful day. He seems to prefer me riding him bareback and I assume it is because I am far more balanced.  The saddle I've used with him in the past just does not work for either of us anymore. I am thinking about trying Lola's new saddle (yes, I finally bought my Wintec Wide).  If it looks okay, I'll get the other gullets (it came with the 2x). Fosse is just a gem and we had a nice ride.  AS crazy as it sounds, I rode him with a saddle for the first time yesterday! I always ride him bareback or with the bareback pad....he was not overly impressed with the saddle but puts up with far more than Whiskey can or will! 

Rick has been working on the property and our horse park is coming along so nicely.  I have photos for you but have to get them off of his old-style flip phone. He's opened up the pond and is creating a nice place to play and sit, expanding the big field which will be the new playground, and is also working on extended fencing areas near the barn.  Lots and lots of work and progress at the farm.

Lastly, my journey to better health and fitness is going well but slow.  Slow because I am not always working at the 100% level I should but I am getting there.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.