Hair Assessment

The Horse Herbalist’s founder, Angela Davison, pioneered a unique hair assessment system which she integrated into her practice in 1992. This is a non-chemical method of discovery which aims to uncover the core issues in the individual horse’s performance problems/ illness/discomfort/imbalance. Once those core issues have been revealed and understood, a focussed treatment plan is proposed with a tailor made Medical Herbal and Flower Remedy Mixture which will facilitate a positive and permanent healing change within the body/mind continuum, rather than putting a band-aid on the problem.

All cases are individual (and each process does take time) so please allow two weeks AFTER receipt of the hair sample. Please see Fees and Sending Hair for details.

Once the Hair Assessment has been completed we will call you with a verbal report discussing the results and proposed treatment plan. This will be a 15-30 minute consultation. The initial fee also includes a written Nutritional Rating Guide specifically for the individual horse being tested, showing which feeds & supplements do and don’t suit this particular individual’s system. This has proven to be invaluable information for the owner/trainer.

Generally a combination of Herbal Extracts and Flower Remedies are given over a 7 week period. Positive changes are expected to be seen from the mid to latter end of initial treatment.  This will be the first half of your horse’s 12 week treatment plan.

Re-assessment with another hair sample at the end of Week 5 of the initial 7 week treatment

This re-assessment is absolutely essential as many changes will have taken place in the body and a different formula will result to complete the second half of the horse’s 14 week Herb/Flower Remedy treatment plan.

Rarely do we find that we need to treat in this manner for longer than 14 weeks, though nutritional changes may have been advised and other therapies suggested in conjunction with this therapy i.e. Veterinary, Acupuncture, Bowen, Chiropractor, Dentist, Farrier, etc.,

Treat the whole horse – not just the symptoms!

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