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! 

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