Nothing Inspires Me More Than Amazing Real Life Stories Of Health & Success…
Do you ever feel like your horse can’t be helped… like you have lost hope or don’t know what else you could possibly do or try…
You know the answer is out there, you just haven’t found it yet. Who should you trust? Will “this” actually work?
I get the frustration, confusion, exhaustion, and sheer uncertainty that can plague your mind… that’s why I want to share some real stories of success from what we teach and share here at Equine Essential Wellness.
Let’s Learn A Little Bit About Gail McKnight Richards-
I grew up on and off around family horses but I was also an Army Brat making it impossible to own a horse. My daughter and granddaughter gifted me with Spirit a rescue horse at the age of 66! They both had horses from the same rescue. Since all three of these Boys were from a kill pen auction they had some health issues that needed to be addressed. I come from a natural healing background and wanted the best for these beautiful beings. We do use a wonderful Vet, chiropractor and Farrier but our Boys needed more. I have over 30 years experience with herbs and essential oils but that was with humans. I wanted to know what herbs and essential oils were safe for horses. My reach lead me to finding Angie Wells (what a blessing). Since then with her help and reading everything I can our horses have gained weight, have amazing coats, energy, great and loving attitudes.
Spirit was under weight, showed signs of discomfort and pain, was on the pushy side sometimes and a little fearful. Since like I said I had never owned my own horse some of the pushy part was probably coming from me. He is a 17 hand thoroughbred and we are pretty sure he raced although his tattoo is to faded to read. At 25 plus (?) This Boy can move and was even rearing up on occasion. At 66 my injury fear was probably fanning the flame. Everyone had their advice! I was forgetting everything I knew about mindset. I didn’t want to be stern with him as I had seen the pictures of him in the kill pen and the pure terror in his eyes. Finally I had the STERN talk with myself. No more fear and stress (from me), Peace and Calming essential oil for both of us along with mutual love and respect!
Before I had Spirit, my daughter and granddaughter had their rescue horses. My daughter’s horse was in much worse physical shape although he was only a 7 year old thoroughbred. Since I love essential oils I started using them on Dreamer and saw great results in his pain levels and decided to take that course and the 30 day course. Since then I have been hooked!
I was giving our Boys the senior food that our Vet recommended and that most of the boarders were using. I had just purchased a brand new bag when I started the 30 day course. Needless to say – that bag was immediately given away when I read the ingredients and the things I learned from you and put them on a clean diet and supplements. At this point they had gotten to a pretty healthy state and I wasn’t taking any chance of back stepping.
Spirit has minor issues usually just banging himself up in his stall horse playing with Dreamer who is next to him. He is healthy and everyone comments on his beautiful coat. Dreamer no longer has to wear corrective shoes and I am pretty sure that is due to the diet changes. He has had colic 3 times lately but that started with the severe night and day weather changes and all our smoke filled air. Gunner had a fractured moth eaten coffin bone a year ago. The Vet said it was due to his prior starvation – so between the Vet, the farrier and the clean diet and supplements he is doing great. Dancer is an Arab and super easy keeper but gets his clean diet and supplements too!As a side note I would like to say that our stable and many others in the area was hit pretty hard with Pigeon Fever this year. Not one of our Boys got it and I am pretty sure it is because of their diet, keeping things super clean, essential oils, herbs, and their supplements. I look forward to continuing to work with you Angie.
Thank you for sharing your story, Gail! This is what our goal and mission here at Equine Essential Wellness. It’s about you, your horse, your family, and the memories and moments you will be able to create when the health concerns, fears, worries, and stresses are removed from caring for your horse.
Empowering you to focus on and find your horses HEALTH and let go of the rest of the junk… are you ready to get started??
If your horse isn’t greeting you at the gate, is resistant or dull to your cues, or is experiencing negative health conditions… It isn’t your fault. And contrary to what some vets and equine professionals might lead you to believe, it certainly isn’t normal!
It’s time revolutionize the way you think about and approach your horse’s care and lifestyle; equipping you with the tools and information you need to optimize your horse’s performance, reinvigorating their zest for life, and accessing the “horseplay” and exuberance they are naturally known for.
Discover the forgotten framework of care that will transform your horse’s health! Grab your copy of my book Healthy as a Horse, Click here to reserve your copy now.
I hope you found value in this post. Please share via your favorite social media page to help us on our mission to promote horse health and wellness. You will find share buttons at the bottom of the post.
Life is better when you’re horsin’ around!