Three years ago Fliss started Equine Breathing with Kitty who was diagnosed with COPD and suffered bad lethargy. The vet's prognosis was that Kitty's allergic response would increase with age and her condition continue to worsen resulting in extreme asthma attacks.
Hope you are keeping well and still doing a wonderful job of bringing relief to many owners and horses!
Kitty is still off the drugs and most impressively of all has even coped with a week or so of being stabled 24/7 due to a foot abscess, no mean feat given her previous form :-)
The fact she's coped with some time in her stable means I can be a bit braver on days when it's really hot or wet and perhaps stable her for a half day if it's really nasty. For the first time in years Liam and I are having a properly holiday, even going abroad!, and I feel so much better about leaving her than I ever would have - all thanks to you and I am truly grateful.
Kitty was full of beans tonight and came over, cantering and bucking for her dinner and telling me off for being late - lovely to see.
Fliss, Gloucestershire UK
Lorraine's mare had been head shaking for nearly 2 years and was unrideable.
Delilah is a different horse since using the breather and to see that she is no longer suffering with this distressing condition is wonderful.
…had a lovely hack (on Saturday), went out again on Sunday, again had a symptom free relaxed hack. Delilah is now out late afternoon, all night and in during the day. She is wearing the AW in her stable during the day and I hear she is very relaxed. Yesterday it was lovely so I took her for a short hack on our own, again she was symptom free and very relaxed. This is a monumental improvement, this time last year she was unrideable and in a huge amount of discomfort.
Lorraine, Gloucestershire UK
Just to update you on the Equine Breathers and Sam.
I have ridden Sam throughout the summer and have not had any double breathing from him and his recovery from canter work is a lot quicker now; 5/6 minutes instead of 30mins. Now getting into training for winter time with view to getting back into endurance rides in the spring 2012.
Last weekend we had a naughty but nice experience of Sam bolting off across the New Forest for half a mile in canter …..Not even a heavy breathe, no sweating - unbelievable.
Pauline, Hampshire, UK
Today the new pony went out with the herd. When she arrived her and Starlight bonded very quickly. Starlight has spent most of the day keeping the rest of the herd away from the pony. When I went to bring Starlight in she was neighing and kicking her stable door - very upset that she was not with the pony. She did not have the breather on today as it was the day off. I thought “What shall I do? I know …” I put the Equine Breather on and let her out on line to re-establish my leadership. I was so surprised, it took only about 10 mins and she was so relaxed. I brought her back in and tied her up and groomed her and rasped her feet. Fantastic ! I did want to share this with you and to share with other people.
Jackie, Bristol, UK
Equine Breathing is an astonishing, impressive and powerful healing method. It has certainly done a lot for Skruven (20 year old Shetland pony). And in a very subtle way it also does a lot for those who use the method on their horses.
Ulrike Hermelin, SHP Sweden
Although Miss Galena was in very good shape, there were still some problems that we never could solve. Because of her stomach and gut problems , she was a bad eater. Furthermore she was a medium wind sucker , always reacted very irritated when groomed or saddled and had a permanent nose rash . Miss Galena has a heavy working schedule so we decided to implement it on a very extensive basis, monitoring her carefully and keeping her under close supervision of my vet. Within a couple of weeks we already saw some noticeable improvements: Her fitness improved and she seemed happier and was more attentive at what was going on. Her recuperation time after a heavy training was faster and also her heart rate went down more rapidly after a cross country. In Holland the horses heart rates are checked before and within 10 minutes after a cross country, so I was able to document this improvement: before I started the breathing programme, she had a heart rate of 72 to 75 beats per minute, 10 minutes after finishing a cross country. Now she had around 60. Furthermore her nose rash vanished, she reacted less irritated when groomed and saddled and even her wind sucking seemed less. After about 3 months the most astonishing result started showing itself: her eating improved. Miss Galena always had trouble digesting the high quality food that is ideal for a high performance. Now slowly she started to eat more and more and she also reacted impatiently and hungrily during feeding time. I can fully conform that even a strong and healthy horse can benefit from equine breathing.