Loving your horse is easy.
They are remarkable creatures and we form unbreakable bonds with them.
That is why it is so upsetting when we see they are in pain. Our immediate urge is to solve the problem anyway we can, but this can lead to more problems.
The first issue with a bit of a panic response is we start to treat the symptoms without discovering what the real underlying problem is.
A swollen hock could be from an accidental trauma
It could be from an infection
It might even be arthritis
The point is, getting an opinion from a professional is your best initial step to actually helping your horse recover and thrive.
The opinion is often defaulted to a vet, and that is never a bad choice. There is another option available to you as well.
Claudia Loferer is:
Certified Equine Massage Therapist
Certified Vertebral Realignment Therapist
Certified Equine Craniosacral Therapist
Certified Equine Kinesiology Taping Practitioner
Certified Animal Low Level Laser Practitioner
Her experience, and her uncanny ability to “see” the root cause of your horse’s problem has made her an incredible resource to Nova Scotia horse owners and lovers. Not only can she “spot” the issue, but with her expertise she is often able to fix the issue and make your horse more comfortable almost immediately.
Her professionalism is tempered with humility. Claudia will tell you without hesitation if your horse’s issues are beyond her ability to correct. She will also recommend the best alternative for your next steps.
The bottom-line is always about your horse. Your peace-of-mind is of utmost importance in stressful times, so you can rest assured you are getting the best health advice possible.
If you notice anything that is just a little off with your horse, give Claudia a call. She will discuss your situation with you and help you develop a plan to help comfort you and your horse.