It was a really sad story. The horse sure was depressed but the owner couldn’t figure it out. They brought in a very large, beautiful horse which, we could tell, had more years behind it than ahead of it. Because they loved the horse they didn’t want to have it spend the remaining years of its life suffering equine depression. They had lots of space on a nice big farm for their horses to run and play. For the life of a horse it really is an idyllic setting. This made it all the more perplexing to comprehend the whole depression scenario. The horse was suffering from equine depression even though it was living on a proverbial retirement home for horses? It didn’t make any sense. Equine Depression
I tried probing the owners a little and asked them a few important questions. I found out they had an old silo on their land. The kids liked riding the horses in a meadow and the path led past the old silo. When I asked what was in the silo the reason for the equine depression became clearer. When animals died on the farm for whatever reason the silo was being used to store the dead animals. As the kids forced the big horse up to and past the silo, the owners explained, the horse would hesitate and then bolt past the silo and into the meadow. Because they loved the speed the horse would reach they would do this over and over.
They had no idea that the horse was doing this because it was very frightened. They didn’t realize they were abusing the horse. They were horrified when this was revealed to them as the reason for the equine depression. They offered any lifestyle correction that we would suggest and were very apologetic. After offering a few suggestions we spent a great deal of time and effort making corrections in the horse for animal depression using the therapies that we have here. The outcome was very pleasing for both of us. Horse Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation
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