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        10-24-2009, 08:40 PM
      #1
    Green Broke
    fancy vets and magic powders

    At the barn I keep my horse at a 'vet' comes ones every little while. Well, personally I don't think she's a vet at all, she is one of those people that does all this stuff and uses magnets to 'heal' the horse and uses different liquids and powders that 'helps' the horse. She has NEVER gone to vet school and diagnosis things like: this horses liver needs cleaning. WITHOUT EVEN DOING ANYTHING BUT FEELING THE HORSES BELLY. Around here, dressage people will believe that kind of stuff for some strange reason. Once (i almost burst out laughing) she was walking through the barn and she looked at a horse that was standing in her stall and she said: 'this is the happiest horse in barn' well, she didnt even know that horse. The mare she was talking about pinned her ears at EVERYTHING and bit people, kicked a few times, and was overall a grumpy horse. And she was saying THAT was the happiest horse???? Sorry lady, but this would be a mserable barn if that was the happiest horse

    Also, im all for giving horses supplements and stuff, heck, we give people supplements, why not horses? But there is such thing as wayyy to many. The 'vet' that comes has actually told someone that they should give their horse some stuff to take his energy level down a bit, then right after that she told the same lady she needed to also give her horse some stuff to give it energy. that one confused me. I personally think alot of people are just getting into that business for money and that is the easiest way, pretend to be better then a well trained-experienced vet that has been through vet school. Sorry if you do believe in this kind of stuff, but I think its crazy, unless someone can prove to me that a magnetic blanket works, or that a horses kidney actually needs cleaning. My horse is just as healthy as the others and I would never let that vet touch her.
         
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        10-24-2009, 09:13 PM
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    Started
    A barn manager I used to board with couldnt figure out what was wrong with her mare, she had 3 vets come out and nothing they tried worked. She rented magnetic bell boots, and in a week the horse had an abcess coming out of the top of her hoof. I've never used them but the only experience I've herd about was good. If she's putting herself out there as a vet and she isnt its illegal. Some people claim to know what they're doing but owners really need to be careful, like you said.
         
        10-24-2009, 09:21 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    Ya, I think some things can really help but some people take it so far over the top that its not healthy to the horse anymore!
         
        10-24-2009, 09:29 PM
      #4
    Yearling
    I get acupuncture for some things and it works wonders. It is the only thing that helps with the horrible cramps I used to get and it stops my migraines when no traditional meds will work. It doesn't work for everything and most practitioners of alternative medicine will tell you their care shouldn't replace that of a traditional MD if you've got a serious medical problem. As for the liver cleaning coment: it probably wasn't meant literally. My acupuncturist tells me my liver is hot and damp. Does that mean if you take the temp of my liver its going to be higher than normal? No. And as for it being damp, I'm sure it is. I'm sure all of my organs are damp with some sort of bodily fluid. But that's not what she means when she tells me these things. She is coming for a Chinese medicine stand point, not from a literal, traditional, western medicine stand point.

    And, just thought I'd add, she very well could be a vet. A lot of people go through some sort of traditional medical training before practicing an alternative medicine. My sister is going through nursing school before studying acupuncture. Just because she doesn't practice as other vets do doesn't mean she its one (she might not be but she could be, is my point).
         
        10-24-2009, 10:28 PM
      #5
    Trained
    I think Holistic/Alternative medicine really has its place. Id rather have someone over-magnet my horse than over-drug him. That being said, I do think you need to have some sort of training...dont just start throwing magnets and aromatherapy at your horse. There are trainings that go into this especially in the acupuncture/acupressure area. If you know what you're doing, it can be really helpful.

    If you're just making it up as you go along though...not so much
         
        10-25-2009, 01:18 AM
      #6
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ridergirl23    
    at the barn I keep my horse at a 'vet' comes ones every little while. Well, personally I don't think she's a vet at all, she is one of those people that does all this stuff and uses magnets to 'heal' the horse and uses different liquids and powders that 'helps' the horse. She has NEVER gone to vet school and diagnosis things like: this horses liver needs cleaning. WITHOUT EVEN DOING ANYTHING BUT FEELING THE HORSES BELLY. Around here, dressage people will believe that kind of stuff for some strange reason. Once (i almost burst out laughing) she was walking through the barn and she looked at a horse that was standing in her stall and she said: 'this is the happiest horse in barn' well, she didnt even know that horse. The mare she was talking about pinned her ears at EVERYTHING and bit people, kicked a few times, and was overall a grumpy horse. And she was saying THAT was the happiest horse???? Sorry lady, but this would be a mserable barn if that was the happiest horse

    Also, im all for giving horses supplements and stuff, heck, we give people supplements, why not horses? But there is such thing as wayyy to many. The 'vet' that comes has actually told someone that they should give their horse some stuff to take his energy level down a bit, then right after that she told the same lady she needed to also give her horse some stuff to give it energy. that one confused me. I personally think alot of people are just getting into that business for money and that is the easiest way, pretend to be better then a well trained-experienced vet that has been through vet school. Sorry if you do believe in this kind of stuff, but I think its crazy, unless someone can prove to me that a magnetic blanket works, or that a horses kidney actually needs cleaning. My horse is just as healthy as the others and I would never let that vet touch her.
    Alot of people don't believe in magnetic/homeopathy/kinesiolgy/reiki/aromatherapy/osteopathy and to be honest its not for everyone without an open mind.. I didnt believe in this stuff until it saved several of my horses I rescued and had treated with healing therapy. Im not going to sit here and preach that this type of treatment should be done to every horse because if the owner doesnt believe in it, the horse wont either and the therapy wont work. Its saved alot of horses that people thought were "bad buckers" or "stupid, crazy need to go to the can" horses. Some people do sit and laugh because they don't understand the concept (its really a shame). These people don't need to be a vet to understand energy and healing. Alot of vets out there will charge you thousands of dollars to keep coming out to treat your horse for the same problem over and over again while these people who do other types of treatment can walk up to your horse and tell you the problem right there, and what your horse needs to help him feel better. Each to there own, I know what therapy has done for me and my horses and I havent needed a vet for years for injuries or "unknown" issues. Again if you don't understand the concept of energy and healing, I would stick to expensive vet bills because expensive treatment is better then none.
         
        10-25-2009, 05:57 PM
      #7
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by paint gurl 23    
    Alot of people don't believe in magnetic/homeopathy/kinesiolgy/reiki/aromatherapy/osteopathy and to be honest its not for everyone without an open mind.. I didnt believe in this stuff until it saved several of my horses I rescued and had treated with healing therapy. Im not going to sit here and preach that this type of treatment should be done to every horse because if the owner doesnt believe in it, the horse wont either and the therapy wont work. Its saved alot of horses that people thought were "bad buckers" or "stupid, crazy need to go to the can" horses. Some people do sit and laugh because they don't understand the concept (its really a shame). These people don't need to be a vet to understand energy and healing. Alot of vets out there will charge you thousands of dollars to keep coming out to treat your horse for the same problem over and over again while these people who do other types of treatment can walk up to your horse and tell you the problem right there, and what your horse needs to help him feel better. Each to there own, I know what therapy has done for me and my horses and I havent needed a vet for years for injuries or "unknown" issues. Again if you don't understand the concept of energy and healing, I would stick to expensive vet bills because expensive treatment is better then none.
    i agree, it can help alot and I agree with some of the healing people out there, but I don't think its good for the hroses when there is nothing wrong with them to feed them pile and piles of mixes and stuff to make them better.
         
        10-25-2009, 11:29 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    Ridergirl- ya too much of a good thing isnt always a good thing either! Good point! But they can test for the amount your horse needs as well so you arent overfeeding either.
         

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