Paige is a 12 year old mustang living in California. Her case was brought to me for an assessment on her general health and wellness. She had quite a good health history except for one episode of sand colic in July 2015 after arriving at the retirement ranch. But she had no other episodes after that time. While most horses eat sand because of nutritional deficiencies such as silica or iron, for example, I could see and feel from her energy field that Paige had been eating sand because of an emotional problem. She was pent up with unexpressed grief and loneliness that no one knew about beforehand. Her behaviour was similar to an “eating disorder” you might say because she had no control over the situation.
So we started her on Ignatia which is an excellent homeopathic remedy for grief, loss and unexpressed emotions. Within 3 days after taking the remedy she colicked and passed another load of sand. This episode was 8 months later after her first colic and we must point out that Paige has had no access to sand over these months in her new home which means that she had been carrying a load of sand in her hindgut for many months, maybe years.
In any event, Paige’s guardian reports that Paige passed through the episode very quickly and is feeling much better. What I did not know before working with Paige was that she was captured and taken from her wild herd as a 2 year old and left in a paddock in solitary confinement for 5 years! That would be the ultimate in loneliness for a herd animal – my heart aches just thinking about it. Thankfully someone finally rescued her and brought her to the retirement ranch. We are very happy for Paige and we are confident that she will not be compelled to eat any more sand. She has been heard, helped, healed and loved.
Marijke van de Water, B.Sc., DHMS
Animal Health & Nutrition Specialist
Medical Intuitive & Healer
Author & Educator
Healing Horses: Their Way
Healing People: The Marijke Method