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.