Horse health / Care
Almost two decades ago, Sue started formulating herbal blends and treatment plans that are used for humans, using the same principles but for animals with astounding results. At a time when the acceptance of herbal medicine for animals was quite poor, the more than favourable outcome of the animals that were transitioning to a natural diet and herbs brought about much curiosity and excitement of what could be.
It wasn’t long before a herbal medicine for animals business was established and over the following 14 years, Sue lectured in the areas of Animal Naturopathy, Herbal medicine, Nutrition, Pasture management, Anatomy and physiology and Myofunctional therapy and graduated in the areas of Animal Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Shiatsu, Bowen Therapy and completed her Iridology studies in France. The constant study, dedication and further development of the treatments for animals gained the respect of Veterinary practitioners and Animal practitioners alike. With so much interest, Sue offered regular presentations for owners and travelled to the UK and Europe where she continued to educate owners about the simple, cost effective and incredible health benefits associated with offering their pets a natural lifestyle along with the use of herbal medicine when needed.
With many years of experience and the need to continue to help the animal world, Sue is proud to be offering Animal Naturopathics new herbal range. This time we have opted for pure herbal extracts with 75-80% being fresh plant tinctures that have been grown in Australia. We pride ourselves on providing only the highest quality. The development of products and treatment plans are ongoing which means that Sue’s journey is far from over.
Visit Sue Martin at the following sessions
Thursday November 11th
9:45 am to 10:30 am
Treatment plans for illness & long term health
Using a combination of natural therapies and science, I will outline how we plan treatments via herbal medicine, nutrition, musculature and various modalities to achieve long term success.
Holistic medicine considers the horse as being complete in the treatment of dis-ease and as such, it is vitally important to ensure that any illness of the horse is not compartmentalized but rather treated as a whole.
It is only when the “whole” horse is treated and the desired outcome is to strengthen the entire body, that long term health, comfort and happiness is achieved. Sharing tips on how to uncover anomalies will allow owners to treat early and form a better connection to their horse.
Sunday November 14th
1:45 pm to 2:30 pm
Ariat Pavillion Theatrette
Herbal medicine & how it’s used
Knowing how to use herbal medicine, which herbs will enhance your horse’s health and which herbs may hinder it can be very confusing.
Having the knowledge of what may be lurking in your pantry for the treatment of skin irritations such as rain scald and greasy heel, eye irritations etc will offer your horse the first aid needed and the ability to sustain long term health. Understanding the duration of treatment that is needed for each individual and the herbs to have on hand for gastric conditions, lacerations and discomfort will give the owner peace of mind.
Learning how to treat your horse via herbal medicine both internally and topically is an essential role in horse ownership