Whether You Respond Or React… Will Impact Your Horse’s Health
We have all been there where a sudden illness or problem arises with our horse and an internal panic ensues… but did you know that your stress, worry, and anxiety has the potential to make your horse’s health concerns worse?
On top of that the market is full of tactics that take advantage of your concern, promising solutions with their products that often mask, treat, or suppress the problems your horse has…
Driving them deeper into the body and setting your horse up for additional, more severe health problems! Soon you feel lost not sure where to turn or how your horse got here in the first place.
Somehow, the experts and marketers get you to take comfort in the fact that it is “normal” for your horse to be experiencing health concerns as the trends reveal there are more horses that are sick or diagnosed with a health concern, then those who remain healthy and sound.
You may be wondering then… What am I to do??
You must begin with YOU! Your mindset, knowledge, belief, and confidence in caring for your horse is something completely within your power.
An empowered horse owner stands prepared and ready should health challenges arise for their horse, but the best part is that they also have the skills and tools necessary to reduce their horse’s risk of many of the problems a majority of horses are facing.
The worst place you can be in regards to your horse’s health is in your head. One of the best questions you can ask yourself is, are you all in? Are you truly committed to doing what it takes to get the result and desired outcome you want for your horse?
You will face opposition.
People will tell you that you’re wrong, crazy, and some may even call you ignorant.
There will be times it seems like it isn’t working, it might look like it is getting worse, and it will take an investment of both time and money…
My mentor often makes the statement that if you argue for your limitations you get to keep them. Are you arguing for either your personal limitations or maybe what you perceive to be your horse’s limitations?
You are your horse’s headlights and they can only see and make it as far as you are willing to go. That means that you must let go not only of the limiting beliefs that you have but those that have been “given” to you by your friends, vet, farrier, trainer, etc.
Draw a line in the sand of what you are determined to achieve for your horse, regardless of if you know how to get there or not! For more suggestions and tips on how to respond vs react check out the audio below.
You Have To Decide & Then You MUST Take Action
With my mare Pokey, I had 3 different opinions with “tests” to back why each was right and the others were wrong…
Although each professional had a different label of what Pokey suffered from, there was a shared consensus of euthanasia as the only option. I was disheartened, confused, and not sure what to do.
I decided that I would not accept this fate for Pokey and set out to change and improve her health with no earthly idea of how I would do it. All my mentors and peers thought I had lost my mind and nothing good would come from my false sense of hope and determination…
If you know our story… that was back in 2001 and she is still here with me today. I make it my mission to have the tools and information available to those open and looking for a better way to care for their horses.
That’s why I wrote my book Healthy as a Horse. It’s a step by step guide to everything I did to support my horse back to health and thousands of other horses since that time. You can grab your copy of my book Healthy as a Horse, and discover the forgotten framework of care that can transform your horse’s health. 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!