Date: July 20, 2013
This workshop is a follow up to our Natural Care workshop where we very briefly discussed homeopathy for horses and pets.This will be a lecture/demo style seminar on just homeopathy.This will give us time to go into detail on how to use homeopathy in the barn and at home.It will be held indoors out of the heat and flies:-).We will announce the location soon.Tea and light snacks will be available for our midday break or bring a bag lunch if you prefer, also paper and pen for note taking.If you have a pet with a health issue, I'd like you to spend some time observing all of your pet's symptoms and listing them,even odd or silly symptoms.Be as specific/detailed as possible (time of day, side of body,weather that day, anything you notice).We will use these cases to practice choosing remedies/potencies.Please be on time.We will start promptly at 10:30.
The topics we will cover include:
origins/history of homeopathy
"like cures like" or similia principle
how remedies are made/dilution factor/potency
the role of vital force-Chi or Qi
acute & chronic symptoms/miasm concept
observing symptoms-case taking(demo),levels of prescribing
using a Repertory and Materia Medica
choosing correct remedy and potency
constitutional remedies and types
dosing, frequency,minimal dosing, how to dose (demo)
Care and storage of remedies
side effects/interactions with pharmaceuticals
For those that frequently attend my workshops, I know thatyou are rolling your eyes going Oh No! Too much information!LOL.Yes, it looks like alot but it really is just the basics and still an introduction level seminar.
Please register by email on our contact us page.Put Homeopathy in title box.Please register early.Early registration/payment deadline is July 12th.Payments may be mailed to address below.Cost at the door will be $50.Thank you.
Terrapin Horse Center
130 Corbett Road
Swansboro, NC 28584
Hope to see you all there!
Horse Parents as First Responders
Location:Camp Lejeune-Base Stables
Scarlet and Gold Riding Club
An Equine Emergency First Aid Seminar
This is a technical fast-paced workshop that is a combination of lecture,demonstration and hands-on practice.This course will enable you to cope safely, calmly and effectively in a medical crisis with your horse.You will learn how to safely handle, restrain a horse that is in a panic and pain, how to gather and accurately relay vital info about your horse's condition to your veterinarian. This course will enable you to take positive action while waiting for your vet's arrival and increase the chance of a positive outcome for your horse in a medical emergency.
Some of the topics we will cover include assessing the situation, taking your horse's vital signs,examing body for signs of trauma, colic and/or infection,understanding colic and prevention, wounds,hoof injuries,soft tissue injuries, bandaging, first aid supplies to keep on hand.
This course is open to the public!!!
Kelly Merkel- Community Relations
Scarlet and Gold Riding Club
Please contact Kelly to reserve your spot and for assistance entering Camp Lejeune for seminar.Oh..and yummy potluck lunch!
Natural Horse Care- Getting Started!
Date: April 6th, 2013
Location: Terrapin Horse Center
This course is an introduction to using natural feed, supplements, methods to promote good health for your horse.
Diet- Diet is the foundation for good health for every living creature! Without a healthy diet no being can thrive.We will discuss why an all natural (non-gmo, corn, soy, wheat free), forage based diet is best.I will share my personal feed recipe.Why each ingredient and how to adjust each ingredient to meet your horse's individual needs.
Detoxifying- Eliminating/minimizing toxins in your horse's diet and environment. How to gently detox your horses using diet, herbs and homeopathy.
Herbs- Horses are herbivores! How to safely use herbs to promote good health. I will share some of my favorites that can be used for common horse health issues and good nutrition.
Homeopathy- How it works and how to use it for your horse's benefit. I will share my favorite remedies to have on hand in the barn.
Vaccination, Deworming- How to pick and choose the right vaccines for your horse, in your area.How to lessen the risks/side effects associated with vaccination.Nosodes as an alternative to vaccination.Establishing an effective deworming program and how to lessen the side effects of toxic paste dewormers when you must use them.
Energy Therapies, Natural Hoof Trimming- If time allows, we will briefly discuss the benefits of both of these and how they are an important part of promoting top health for your horse.
This workshop is intended to open your mind to healthy alternatives for your horse and is simply a place to get started.I will offer more in-depth workshops on each of these topics in the future.This will be a lecture, discussion style workshop.Plz bring a chair if you have one, something to drink and a light bag lunch or snack for our midday break.
Registration: Please register by email on our contact us page.Earlybird deadline is March 30th.Walkin cost at the door is $35.
Hope to see you here!
HORSE PARENTS AS FIRST RESPONDER
Location: Terrapin Horse Center
Cost: $100/Full workshop
Chances are,unless you live next door to a vet school or clinic, you probably have to wait in an emergency situation for your mobile vet to arrive. Depending on how far away your vet is located this may be a good chunk of time. There are many things you may do during this wait time to help your horse and prepare for your vet's arrival. This workshop is designed to give you first-aid knowledge, tools, communication skills and the confidence necessary to make effective, proactive decisions and perform tasks that will support a positive outcome for your horse during an emergency. It will help prepare you for a crisis and teach you how to accurately communicate vital information about your horse's condition to your veterinarian. This will, in turn, enable your vet to respond precisely and accurately to your situation. This will be a technical, fast paced workshop that is a combination of lecture, demos and hands-on practice. It will enable you to cope calmly, safely and efficiently during an equine emergency prior to your vet's arrival.
Topics of Focus:
1. Securing a safe place for you and your vet to work on your horse: When and how to move him, when not to move him. Is this a life-threatening emergency, does it have the potential to be life-threatening ? How to properly handle/hold/restrain a horse in distress to prevent further injury to himself or humans. Some simple basics to have available to make your vets job easier upon arrival.
2. Evaluating the situation: How to take vital signs and normal ranges. Examining horse's body for injury,wounds, bleeding , lameness, heat, swelling, symmetry,infection, colic symptoms, etc. Natural remedies for trauma, shock, bleeding, fever, etc. that may be used while waiting for your vet. These remedies will not interfere with meds or treatments your vet may administer upon arrival. However,always discuss this topic with your vet prior to an emergency to be sure they approve.
3. Colic: Prevention, signs and symptoms, different types, listening for gut sounds, performing a sand test, hydration test,vital signs, emergency management while waiting for vet's arrival.How to avoid making matters worse! Natural remedies that may be used and will not interfere with any meds or treatments your vet will administer upon arrival.We will spend much time on this since colic is a huge cause of deaths and euthanasia for horses. Catching colic early and handling your horse properly until your vet arrives is most important!
3A. Heat stress/exhaustion/dehydration/anhydrosis: Prevention, symptoms, emergency management prior to vet's arrival. Important info for those living in hot/humid areas of the country. Natural remedies.
1. Wounds: different types, clearly describing what you see to vet, some very basic anatomy, stop/slow bleeding, cleaning, basic bandaging techniques and materials that can be used.Natural remedies for wounds, bleeding, trauma.
2. Hoof injuries/problems: types,taking pulse, feeling for heat, puncture wounds, infection, when to leave things alone until the vet arrives, soaking, cleaning, bandaging.Natural remedies.
3. Soft Tissue Injuries: Types, checking for heat, swelling,tendon injuries.Different bandaging techniques.When to use use ice, cold hose, poultice or heat.Natural remedies. We will focus primarily on lower legs.
4. Emergency supplies and equipment to keep on hand. Substitutions that most people have on site...you'd be amazed at what will work!
Some info about me, your instructor for this workshop:
I have over 30yrs. of hands on daily experience nursing many sick and injured horses of all breeds and temperments back to health.Terrapin is a rehabilitation facility.I perform all of our rehab services here. We have even done standing surgery and all after-care for equine canker with Dr. Gilmette at Terrapin and various other post surgical rehabs from out-of state.I have experienced injuries,illnesses and emergency situations of all types.Often I am called by clients to assist in emergencies while they are waiting for the vet to arrive.I worked many years with hunter/jumpers and TBs for the track, including breeding barns.I have been very fortunate to be mentored by many wonderful vets, allopathic and holistic/integrative, over the years. Was a pre-vet student (way back!) in college and have attended many veterinary related clinics, workshops and courses over the years.Not to mention, hundreds of hours of self-study.I list my education second since I feel I have learned far more from my hands-on rehab experience and mentoring than in a book or classroom.Experience , good or bad, is always an effective teacher!I am also a certified reiki master, equine craniosacral therapist and self-taught herbalist and homeopath.I have studied equine nutrition extensively and many other alternative therapies as well.This is why I will be including some natural emergency remedies to use prior to your vet's arrival.
Please sign up early. Class size will be limited. Payment in full must be rec'd by Jan. 14th to hold your spot. Plz register by email on our Contact Us page. Put First Responders in the description box. Be sure to include your name, email contact and phone number. Payment by check may be mailed to address on our contact page. We will accept last minute sign-ups at the door if there is room. Price at the door for the full workshop will be $100. Both days must be paid in full before the workshop begins.
What to Bring:
A comfortable chair. Bottled water and snacks as you see fit. We will not be having a lunch break. However, we will take a short break half-way thru. Pen and paper for note taking. A digital thermometer and a stethescope, both may be purchased at your local pharmacy. You will also need a watch with a second hand. Class will be held in the barn so please dress appropriately.
I am looking forward to assisting you and your horse by sharing/teaching this critical information that every horse parent will benefit from knowing! However, this is just a starting point, it is up to you to practice these skills, learn this info to become effective at assisting your horse in an emergency. This course is in NO WAY intended to be a substittute for professional veterinary care! I simply hope it will lead to more positive outcomes (in an emergency) for your horse... and also hope it will help make your veterinarian's job a little bit easier, too.
This course is an introduction to understanding and working with the energetic centers(chakras) and auric fields of the physical body to facilitate healing of the whole being (mind, body and spirit). We will learn how to feel and read these energy centers/fields and how to channel and send healing life-force energy (sometimes called Chi or Qi) to ourselves and others...Animals too, of course ! Humans and animals are energetic beings in physical form.Where there is physical pain, illness or dis-ease, the relative energy centers will also be depleted, blocked or out of balance.Imbalances may even appear in these centers prior to the onset of physical symptoms.I see this often when stress/toxins are the culprit rather than physical trauma. Sending life-force energy to clear and balance these centers will, in turn, aid the self-healing of the pyhsical body.
I am a certified Reiki Master along with training in Equine Craniosacral Therapy and other energetic healing modalities.After many years of doing this work and continued study, I now realize this formal, expensive training is not necessary to be able to help others and the animals we love.Everyone is capable of sending energy.We are ALL born with this ability and simply have to remember how to use it. H.O.R.S.E.- Helping Others Remember Spiritual Energy ! All that is needed is an open mind, heart and healing intentions for yourself and others.I have done this healing energy work for many of you and your animals.It is now my intention to empower everyone by showing you how to do it for yourselves. Anyone that is interested is welcome to join our class.There are no requirements other than a desire to learn:-).
Class size is limited to 8 people to keep things intimate and individualized.We will work with eachother and with the horses. This will be a fun, relaxed, learning experience! Class will be held here at Terrapin in the barn so dress accordingly.There are some more suggestions below to help you get the most out of this workshop.I will offer this class again along with an advanced class in the spring for those that are interested.Can't wait to get started ! :-)-Cindy
Suggested Reading (prior to class): Hands Of Light- A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field by Barbara Ann Brennan.This book will give you a basic understanding of the human energy centers and the intuitive nature of this work.I like it because the author keeps things very scientific rather than bringing her personal spirituality into play.It is a bit overwhelming at first.Yet, a book you will continue to learn from for years.
Items to bring: Chair (with cushions if needed).Enough bottled water for both days,notebook, pen,comfortable clothes and shoes.We will have a cooler or fridge available for drinks, food.
Lunch: Plz bring a bag lunch or we will send out locally. We'll eat on the back porch family style.We will have coffee and donuts available in the morning.
How to Prepare Physically: We are working with our energy centers and I will be doing a chakra balancing/clearing for each of you.The clearer your personal energy is, the easier the clearing/balancing and feeling/sending energy will be for you.I suggest eating as healthy as possible (fresh foods, avoid processed) and drinking plenty of water for a few days prior to class.Hopefully, you all do this anyway! Avoid too much alcohol, sugar, caffiene, nicotine or other toxins also.Get some outdoor time with nature and a good night's rest before class begins:-)