Holistic Bodywork & Professional Hoof Care
Your horse's well being is my first priority
"I took on Milton, a 7 year old racehorse for
barefoot rehabilitation. He was extremely sore
in his off hind, shoulders and poll. Milton had
laminitic feet, poor hoof angles in his hinds and his
regular stance was constantly camped under front and
back to relieve the pressure on his heels and lower back.
After regular body work, dietary changes and trimming,
Milton showed improvement in his posture and
increased soundness on his feet. However, after about
5 months of rehab he began head nodding and
was not responding as well to his usual body worker.
I then brought in Sietske to get a second opinion
and see if she could discover a reason for his head nodding.
Sietkse's first treatment used a combination of essential oils,
acu-pressure, red light therapy and bowen. Milton responded incredibly
well to this session. His movement freed up and his head nodding
was reduced. We were able to pin point that the head
nodding was more a stress response, rather than a specific
soreness. After a follow up session using bowen,
stretching and acu-pressure, Milton's head nodding has
disappeared and his movement continues to improve.
I have been impressed with Sietske's broad knowledge and
use of the different body work modalities.
She is able to work into a horse's sore points whilst
maintaining the horse's trust and confidence.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services.
Hoof Hearted Hoof Care"
"Just letting you know that the oil spray is working on the rain scald. The scubs are starting to flake off.
Jigsaw`s going well he has started cantering around the paddock again which we haven`t seen him do for a while.
He is draging his feet less and is rolling a lot better than before.
"Hi Sietske, I hope you are well [:-)] I thought I would let you know Misty is going really well.
She is looking reasonable and cantering easily in the paddock when inclined to do so. I have only
seen her windsuck once in the last 6 weeks or so and that was when I left her in the round yard for
an hour or so for a nudie roll in the sand (her favourite thing) When I came out she was windsucking!
All in all she seems sprightly and happy. From time to time she is still a little bit sensitive on sides of her neck up
towards her poll, (but not quite her poll) however Grace rode her on the weekend and said she felt
perfectly even and moved well. THank you for everything you have done to get her to be feeling so well.
Wohoo, I have signed up as a Young Living Essential Oils distributor!!!
Not really been one for oils before but a blend of Young Living oils has cured my horses canker/thrush in the frogs
of his back feet!
I have chucked an arsenall of of pharmacology at this problem, treated it internally with steroids and externally
with you name it and nothing has touched it.
Thanks to you I finally found something that works.. He no longer walks toe heel, his back looks better as he is not in pain and
the frog is healthy and growing..
Love love love these oils... Most of which we can ingest either in hot water or in a capsule.. Dont know of any
other oils you can do that with :)
"My springer spaniel Bella has had a long and expensive history of ear infections and after the last lot of vet bills
the next one meant euthanasia for my darling dog. All the vet treatments would no longer work and as she is elderly
and also has Addison's Disease she was at the end of the road. I'd discussed briefly with Sietske using oils as a
treatment months ago but had never followed up on it.
Recently Bella's ears became infected again and were oozing
gunk and very painful, but I still couldn't bring myself to put her down. So as a last ditch effort I contacted
Sietske and she put my on to a blend of oils that have astounded me. Whilst the infection hasn't completely cleared
it has certainly reduced and Bella is much more comfortable, smells better and the gunk is minimal.
Frankly, I was a
bit dubious as to whether there would be any result at all and was blown away by how effective the treatment was.
I couldn't believe how quickly they worked - so much faster than all the drugs I have been giving her in the past.
I know that the green dream is still on the cards but the results from the oils means that I will have her for a bit
longer and at much smaller expense.
"Star is a TB who is 8 years old and had raced
in his younger years. Star had a bad fall just before
he came to us which was unfortunate. Even though Star
was sore, he was the sweetest boy you would come across.
We gave him lots of TLC, but he was not improving even
though we ticked all the right boxes.
That's when I found out about Equi Balance and booked Star
a session with Sietske.
First Session week 1
You could see all his soreness when Sietske gently put her
hands to work all over his body. You could see very clearly
when Sietske touched Star, where he was needing attention.
Second Session week 2
Star improved slightly while Sietske worked on his body.
Star started to gain weight. He was not a very playful
horse in his paddock but 2 days after the second session
Star was cantering around the olives trees playing…amazing.
Third Session week 3
Star ended up falling asleep because he was feeling good.
Star gained weight and was getting quite cheeky…feeling good.
Fourth Session week 4
Star was not sore. He enjoyed the massage and knew to lean in
the right places. Sietske showed me some hand techniques to
use on Stars body.
Star was under saddle and after many slow trail rides, he
is now back in work and is one happy horse.
Thanks to Equi Balance.
Suzanne & Star WA"