Something I noticed today which I thought was quite amazing. I put the breather on Megan then worked on Cas cleaning her up etc and doing Equine Touch for an hour then put the Breather on her. There were a lot of horse flies about and she ran over to me in the field to get me to scratch her belly like she usually does but here is the odd thing. While she had the breather on she hardly swished her tail she did twitch her body at times but the strangest thing was that the horse flies went for me and Megan. Only the odd one flew round Cas and most didn’t settle on her. My conclusion is that when we are worried about something or get stressed then we give off some sort of scent which in turn attracts either danger or flies in Calico’s case. mind you Megan was the same when she had it on. Not many flies either.
I have been using the Equine Breathers so regularly as possible, but last week only about 60 minutes per day. First my stallion did´nt like it, he tried to move his nostrils all the time, but now he is standing quite quiet with it. I have not had vet to examine after using this, but I think the breathing of stallion is some better. Quite good it isn´t yet, but I am planning to continue with that 60 minutes per day. Do you think it is ok? Anyway he feels happier as earlier. The other horse had also something in his breathing and when I began with the Breather he was coughing out some mucus and I think he is better now. But I can see many times that he really is overbreathing. Thank you very much for the advices. I have noticed that it is also a good moment to be with horses. ps. the video is very good!
Before Equine Breathing, I was beginning to despair of ever being able to compete with Sam. Sam was a 5 year old when I bought him, with very little experience of anything. Within 3 months he developed a lameness that lasted over a year. During this time, under veterinary supervision (the lameness was pinpointed to the joint between his coffin bone and his short pastern) he had 3 months in his box and was turned out for 9 months with no improvement. I was faced with the vet’s advice of either a plaster cast for 3 months, expensive exploratory surgery with no guarantee of success or putting him to sleep! Sam also had an acute behavioural problem that caused him to become hyper tense, which meant that he could never relax fully and gave the impression that his whole mind was elsewhere. This behaviour was particularly bad within sight of cows.
Since using the Equine Breathing technique, not only has the lameness disappeared (at the point of writing he has done 4 months of work and is now fit enough to compete at a pre-novice event), but his ‘cow phobia’ has also been improving day on day, to the extent that he can go past a field of cows without a fit.
Although clinically it is impossible to prove that Equine Breathing has made these changes, I honestly feel that without Equine Breathing I would still have a lame horse with an acute cow phobia . I have a much better understanding of my horse and the things that concern him, and a set of tools to help me manage and address these concerns and make him more comfortable within himself.
Matthew, Oxfordshire, UK
Re Miss Galena, an international event horse
Within a couple of weeks we already saw some noticeable improvements: She seemed fitter and 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
Three really great advantages are: no medicines are involved, so no side effects and no toxic residues that need to be expelled, it is cheap for it only needs discipline and it is pleasant for the horse: they doze off while being in the breather.
Mies Kloos, Netherlands
Excellent! So impressed I’ll buy one. Good healing, happy and unstressed
When I first tried it on Calico who is hypersensitive to flies and gets in a real panic, she really relaxed into it and seemed to enjoy it