Trailer Injury Alleviated with Homeopathy
While driving our rig to a friend's farm for a trail ride, my husband and I heard a bang as we rounded a corner. "Whoa, girls, stand up," I thought, unconcerned. Both our mares were quite familiar with riding in the trailer, and I could see both of them still standing as we finished the turn. Ten minutes later we arrived at our friend's place. Both mares were standing, but my husband's mare was anxious, agitated, and becoming damp with sweat. I went into the trailer and saw no obvious signs of injury, but she leaned against the side of the trailer and didn't want to put her left hind on the floor. I was able to examine her leg and hoof, which looked and felt normal, but her hock seemed very touchy. She half-kicked as if to get something off her leg, but there were no flies around.
I led her off the trailer and she stepped very gingerly on the stones of the driveway, acting tender-footed on all four feet, and really favoring her left hind leg. She walked better on the grass except for the left hind. She seemed to be in pain, but tolerated me running my hands all over her leg as I felt for anything unusual. Then, when I held my hand several inches away from her hock, I could feel energy pulses very strongly on my hand. She apparently felt it too, because she jumped away from my hand as if I had stabbed her, and I hadn't even touched her. I tried putting both hands a few inches away from her leg, one close to the hock and the other above it, to "level out" the energy and alleviate the pain, but she did not tolerate that. She scooted away and tucked her leg, then half-kicked. In the daylight, I then noticed a small patch of scraped hair on the side of her hock, but otherwise it looked as though there was nothing wrong with it. The trail ride would have to be another day, I thought.
My friend ran into the house to get some homeopathic Hypericum, a remedy helpful for pain and nerve injury. We administered the remedy, which was dissolved in water in a syringe, into her mouth and she readily accepted it. Within minutes, she had started walking normally and began to graze. She even walked normally over the driveway stones, as readily as if they were the grass. She happily let me examine her more thoroughly, and this time her hock was not sensitive at all. I found nothing else unusual. She trotted around without a hitch, and seemed normal. After a short wait, my husband mounted her, and all seemed well. She was fine from then on and we were able to trail ride after all. We brought along some Hypericum just in case.