Background To Using Flower Essence
Dr Bach MD pioneered the use of flower essences in the 1930s as homeopathic type remedies to treat the emotions, which has ultimately led to the use of rescue remedy for horses.
Based at Mount Vernon, the home and workplace of Dr Edward Bach during the years when he completed research into his flower remedy system.
“When we have given the freedom to every creature, everything around us, then we are free ourselves ” – Dr Edward Bach, 1932
Horse are highly emotional, and programmed for “flight”, making natural calming therapies and ideal combination for managing your horses physical and mental well-being
Recuse Remedy For Horses
Rescue remedy is the most famous of all of Bach’s remedies, and is actually a trademarked product, but is commonly used to describe a specific combination of Bach flowers.
You may sometimes see this called “five flowers” remedy. It is often the same thing – A bit like buying Neurofen or generic Ibuprofen.
Like other Bach flower remedies, it is a tincture of five of the Bach flowers, combining Rock Rose, Impatients, Clematis, Star of Bethlehem and Cherry Plum which is designed to calm the nerves and reduce anxiety. A rescue remedy for horses and riders!
How Much Rescue Remedy Can I Give My Horse
The Bach website advises 10 drops of rescue remedy for horses, and larger animals, into a water container.
Whilst this advice appears a bit vague, there is little overdose risk.
Flower Remedy For Horses
There are 38 different flower essences that Bach discovered could offer homeopathic support to overall wellbeing.
There are some good books available… together with boxed sets of the full range of Bach flowers.
This book discussed the effectiveness of Bach flower remedies, together with practical guidance and case studies
This book gives an insight into the emotional side of the horse, which is the basis for Bach therapies
… which combined with a full set of Bach flower tinctures gives an excellent start to using this interesting and gentle technique.
Rescue remedy for horses can be an integral part of managing behavioural problems, once the absence of pain is established.
Bach Foundation Registered Animal Practitioners (BFRAPs) are specially trained to look at the behaviour of animals and use this to identify how animals feel, so as to make accurate remedy choices. www.bachcentre.com/centre/bfrani.htm
Sarah Dakin is an Advanced Flower Essence Practitioner and therefore not only uses Bach flower essences but is proficient in the use of essences from all over the world such as Alaskan and Californian Essences. Sarah also is also qualified as a practitioner in Reiki and Shiatsu. To read more about Sarah go to: www.horse-harmony.co.uk
Pat Ki has been riding since 1949, teaching since 1959 and practising complementary therapies professionally since 1991 . Pat teaches aromatherapy, equine massage and bach flower essences. To contact Pat go to: www.patkitherapy.co.uk
Roxanne Brown became interested in healing after breaking her back in 2008. After this life-changing event Roxanne studied Bach Flower remedies & Reiki. She is based on the West/East Sussex border and has weekly visits to Kent, Hants and Surrey. Phone: 07961708319 www.holisticconsultant.co.uk
Bach Remedies Home Study for Owners
Bach Remedies for You and Your Horse Home Study Course 10 lessons, 2 books, 40 illustrations £195.
Topics covered: Dr. Bach- his life and discoveries; Nosodes; PNI; Dosage; Treating acute and chronic conditions; Rescue Remedy/Rescue Remedy Cream; A detailed profile of each remedy; Examples of relevant human and animal conditions; Case histories.
You work through each of 10 lessons with two reference books and some additional material. Pat Ki supplies the books and plant pictures which you keep. You receive a certificate on completion. (Books and pictures are worth £40.00+).
Go to: www.patkitherapy.co.uk for an application form to book the course
Bach Flower Remedies for Horses & Riders – By Martin J. Scott
Emotional Healing for Horses & Ponies (using Bach remedies) – By Stefan Ball