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I just wanted to let you know, my east coast handler Paul asked me who my farrier was now when he was standing the kids up as I was using someone else last time he was over. I asked why he asked and he said because the horses feet look incredible, best he's seen and perfect balance and he was extremely impressed. So just thought I should share that.
Tami ~ Jotaris Performance Horses
"Just letting you know that the oil spray is working on the rain scald. The scubs are starting to flake off.
Jigsaw`s going well he has started cantering around the paddock again which we haven`t seen him do for a while. He is draging his feet less and is rolling a lot better than before.
I took on Milton, a 7 year old racehorse for barefoot rehabilitation. He was extremely sore in his off hind, shoulders and poll. Milton had laminitic feet, poor hoof angles in his hinds and his regular stance was constantly camped under front and back to relieve the pressure on his heels and lower back.
After regular body work, dietary changes and trimming, Milton showed improvement in his posture and increased soundness on his feet. However, after about 5 months of rehab he began head nodding and was not responding as well to his usual body worker.
I then brought in Sietske to get a second opinion and see if she could discover a reason for his head nodding. Sietkse's first treatment used a combination of essential oils, acu-pressure, red light therapy and bowen. Milton responded incredibly well to this session. His movement freed up and his head nodding was reduced. We were able to pin point that the head nodding was more a stress response, rather than a specific soreness. After a follow up session using bowen, stretching and acu-pressure, Milton's head nodding has disappeared and his movement continues to improve.
I have been impressed with Sietske's broad knowledge and use of the different body work modalities. She is able to work into a horse's sore points whilst maintaining the horse's trust and confidence.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services.
Hoof Hearted Hoof Care"
"Hi Sietske, I hope you are well [:-)] I thought I would let you know Misty is going really well. She is looking reasonable and cantering easily in the paddock when inclined to do so. I have only seen her windsuck once in the last 6 weeks or so and that was when I left her in the round yard for an hour or so for a nudie roll in the sand (her favourite thing) When I came out she was windsucking!
All in all she seems sprightly and happy. From time to time she is still a little bit sensitive on sides of her neck up towards her poll, (but not quite her poll) however Grace rode her on the weekend and said she felt perfectly even and moved well. THank you for everything you have done to get her to be feeling so well.
Wohoo, I have signed up as a Young Living Essential Oils distributor!!!
Not really been one for oils before but a blend of Young Living oils has cured my horses canker/thrush in the frogs of his back feet! I have chucked an arsenall of of pharmacology at this problem, treated it internally with steroids and externally with you name it and nothing has touched it.
Thanks to you I finally found something that works.. He no longer walks toe heel, his back looks better as he is not in pain and the frog is healthy and growing.. Love love love these oils... Most of which we can ingest either in hot water or in a capsule.. Dont know of any other oils you can do that with :)
Bram was born in the cattle yards here on our station in the upper gascoyne during mustering, his mother was a first time calver, and due stress and inexperience she did not mother up with Bram resulting in him not getting the care he needed from her. During his time in the yards he was knocked over and trampled several times until we came to his aid and brought him home and started caring for him. He grew stronger and stronger every day and was always happy to see the milky bar being filled up, but there was a problem, due the the injury's sustained he could not get up on his feet by himself so this ment i was going over to my poddy pen every 2.5-3hrs and picking him up taking him to the water or milky bar or just moving him out of the sun. This had been going on for around 4-5 weeks and we were right on the verge of putting him to sleep as we knew it was no life laying on the ground all the time and it ment that he may need to be picked up all his life. on Tuesday the 27th November Sietske came to visit me, during our chats i had mentioned Bram ans Sietske was keen to have a go at helping him (this was the last resort for us) after a raindrop treatment on one of my horses and bodywork on the other Sietske was ready to spend some time with Bram, After some bodywork and raindrop he seemed to be feeling a little better, we let him back into the pen and gave him some time to process it all, about 2 hrs later Sietske and I went over to see how he was going to our suprise he got up all by himself, this was the FIRST time EVER that he had got onto his feet without assistance, it was truley a miracle! But then we had another bridge to cross, due to him always laying down and not moving around his bowel had not had much stimulation and therefor he was severly constipated, Sietske then thought we would try and Enema with oils, this turned out to be a great idea and he is now on top of the world, I am so glad that Sietske came to see me and my animals, we all thoughly enjoyed her visit and look forward to seeing her agan. Bram is now loving the feeling of kicking his heels up for the first time ever in his 2 months of life.
"Star is a TB who is 8 years old and had raced in his younger years. Star had a bad fall just before he came to us which was unfortunate. Even though Star was sore, he was the sweetest boy you would come across.
We gave him lots of TLC, but he was not improving even though we ticked all the right boxes.
That's when I found out about Equi Balance and booked Star a session with Sietske.
First Session week 1
You could see all his soreness when Sietske gently put her hands to work all over his body. You could see very clearly when Sietske touched Star, where he was needing attention.
Second Session week 2
Star improved slightly while Sietske worked on his body.
Star started to gain weight. He was not a very playful horse in his paddock but 2 days after the second session Star was cantering around the olives trees playing…amazing.
Third Session week 3
Star ended up falling asleep because he was feeling good.
Star gained weight and was getting quite cheeky…feeling good.
Fourth Session week 4
Star was not sore. He enjoyed the massage and knew to lean in the right places. Sietske showed me some hand techniques to use on Stars body.
Star was under saddle and after many slow trail rides, he is now back in work and is one happy horse.
Thanks to Equi Balance.
Suzanne & Star WA"
"My springer spaniel Bella has had a long and expensive history of ear infections and after the last lot of vet bills the next one meant euthanasia for my darling dog. All the vet treatments would no longer work and as she is elderly and also has Addison's Disease she was at the end of the road. I'd discussed briefly with Sietske using oils as a treatment months ago but had never followed up on it.
Recently Bella's ears became infected again and were oozing gunk and very painful, but I still couldn't bring myself to put her down. So as a last ditch effort I contacted Sietske and she put my on to a blend of oils that have astounded me. Whilst the infection hasn't completely cleared it has certainly reduced and Bella is much more comfortable, smells better and the gunk is minimal.
Frankly, I was a bit dubious as to whether there would be any result at all and was blown away by how effective the treatment was. I couldn't believe how quickly they worked - so much faster than all the drugs I have been giving her in the past. I know that the green dream is still on the cards but the results from the oils means that I will have her for a bit longer and at much smaller expense.