Overly Sensitive Horse? Try the BEMER

Sullae is a lovely, kind, and talented Iberian Warmblood. He is a big, lofty mover with natural softness. His Kryptonite has been that he his overly sensitive soul. Sullae is a bit of a shy guy by nature, and up until recently, that trait only magnified under saddle. This  hyper sensitivity revealed itself in his not wanting to settle into a rider’s hand or accept pressure off the leg. He was the ‘contact is lava’ type, and tended to get his feelings hurt easily.

Whether Sullae’s trend toward sensitivity stems from GI discomfort, muscle tension, mental insecurity, or some low grade combination of everything, his overall diagnosis has been simple- not quite comfortable enough. Like too many horses, this plateau of ‘not quite right’ due to possible, variable factors can be frustrating and difficult to conquer. Fortunately for Sullae, he has taken to the BEMER.

Post BEMER Sullae

Confident & Quiet

After BEMER sessions, Sullae’s seperation anxiety is no where to be found. This can be largely attributed to the BEMER’s process of stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system. This part of the horse’s processing allows the horse to relax, think, and make calculated decisions. Before his sessions, Sullae would leave his buddies and out of habit, slip into the sympathetic mode, aka- panic button. The reasonable portion of Sullae’s mind would flip off and attempting to school/console/work through his anxiety was a mute point. After Beeming, we could take him away from his buddies and be able to bring his mind to his person and establish the leadership that he needed. Thus sweeping his anxiety away. Every time we have a success, we move further away from his instinctive panic switch.

More Horse to Ride

Now that Sullae has had a few BEMER sessions, his hypersensitivity to contact (with the hand , seat, and leg) has become quite reasonable. Now, he can be pushed forward into a steady contact and rated with the seat. This has been a big step forward for Sullae, as we had been unsuccessful in pinpointing the cause of his sensitivity. Because the BEMER stimulates the body to heal itself, whether GI tract discomfort, muscle tension, fascia binding, joint discomfort, overactive nervous reaction, or any combination of variables cause his hypersensitivity, the BEMER addresses and manages it. The broad spectrum nature of the BEMER treatment allows us to deal with Sullae’s problems efficiently and inexpensively.

No More Muscle Tension

In many sport horses, fascia binding and muscle tension causes discomfort, restricts gaits, and limits muscle development. When muscles lose circulation, they become tough, cold, and tend to knot up. Similarly, the web of fascia that glues the horse together can wind up and bunch, constricting muscles and literally tying the horse down. Sullae was no exception! However, since we’ve started him on routine BEMER sessions, the muscular and fascia tension has subsided, leaving Sullae looser, larger strided, and building muscle efficiently!

All in all, everyone at Dreamer’s Knoll Farm is delighted to see Sullae blossom into a comfortable, confident, rideable, and impressive horse! Happy Beeming Sullae! 

About Madison Maavere

Hello, I am a young professional in the equine industry with a passion for improving horses' physical health and emotional wellness. I grew up riding horses in north Georgia and by the time I was 10, I decided I wanted to ride professionally. This dream grew into the mountain that I climbed every day, striving to reach the top. Until I was 16, I did not have my own horses, so I began diving whole-heartedly into any barn that would allow me to work off rides, training, and showing. While this path may not have gotten me the most blues in the show ring, it opened my eyes and my heart to the vastness of the horse world and how perception based it can be. When I was 16, my family moved out on 6 acres so I could have my horses at home (IE, so my family could see me on a daily basis), and for this, I am truly grateful. Running my own farm, albeit small, was liberating and humbling, and it revealed to me that my passion was not so much for riding sport, but for the love of the horse. Fast forward 6 years, and I am well into my final year as an undergraduate Equine Science/Management major at the University of Kentucky. I have been so fortunate in the opportunities I've received here and the relationships I've been able to build. The cutting edge research, quality horsemanship, and innovative businesses located around Lexington, KY have given me a strong sense of reality, and inspired me to really look at where I can make an impact in today's horse world. What I've realized is that while I like equestrian sports, I love the horse. Moreover, I love to help the horse. I want it to be happy and relaxed, to be sound and comfortable, to eat well and be healthy. I want the horse to have every defense against pathalogical disease, and I want it to have skill sets that people value so it can live a long, loved life. In this love, I feel called to advocate for the horse. I want to learn everything I can about how to improve horses' sustainable wellness, and I want to share what I learn so that horsemen of all experience, backgrounds, and goals can feel inspired and enabled to improve their horses' lives. It is my true desire to initiate and spread a dynamic in which horses are not for the industry, but the industry is for the horses.

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