A Daring Rescue for Julie

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Princess Julie (Part 1)

by Daniel Brimacombe /

Log: December, 2013 “On Sept. 28, the youngest horse at Being With Horses, a riding stable owned by Lennon & Veronika La Fortune in Tobago, fell from a cliff over four-stories high. Princess Julie, age 5, was found mid-morning by Lennon in the last place he dared to look, thinking she had simply escaped the enclosed pasture again. Whether she had slipped while grazing or the ground gave way underneath due to the rainy season, it is unknown how she fell. A crane was called in to rescue her, but the first attempt proved unsuccessful when her struggles nearly pulled the truck down with her. Paul Crooks, a vet from the Tobago SPCA, was called in to come sedate her before the rescue was tried again. There was doubt that she would survive, and suggestion to put her down on the spot. Lennon and Veronika refused to give up since she was like their child, born and raised in their backyard with her parents Jennifer and Shawari, the alpha and matriarch of the herd. After sedation, the second attempt was successful and she was reunited with her distraught family. Veronika contacted her brother in Germany, Tobias Danzer, who was able to recover the footage of this second attempt, which was filmed by one of the crane operators. The rescue ended early-afternoon. It was estimated that Julie was down there for nine hours. The first week of care was intensive, it’s a miracle there were no broken bones. The most major injuries included a dislodged neck and spine, a hole in the head which went straight down to the skull, a tear on the right foreleg, and a deep stab wound in the rear which tore out muscle tissue. There was grave concern when maggots were found deep inside the head wound, most likely laid there before she was found on the morning of the accident. It was feared that they had gotten into her brain after she almost fainted a few times. The removal of the parasites was long and torturous for everyone, and after the later discovered skull chip was pushed out from the wound itself, healing became rapid. There were times when the injuries would reopen from her itching or even simply moving, but in just two of the estimated nine months the vet said it would take for her to fully recover, most of her wounds are fully healed and she’s back to her old self. She still undergoes therapy for her neck and spine and won’t be ride-able by adults for at least another seven months, but it’s always a joy to see her running free alongside riders and rolling in the sand, since she may never have done that again.”

Special thanks to: Lennon & Veronika La Fortune for their support Paul Crooks from the Tobago SPCA for his assistance in veterinary care Auto Assist 800-4TOW for making the rescue possible and filming it Tobias Danzer for recovering the rescue footage Music by Yasunori Mitsuda from the Chrono Cross Original Soundtrack

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Sun, Sand, Swimming, and Healing with Horses

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Today the animals want you to know that it is time to
quiet your old voice and allow a new one to awaken. ~ Anna Twinney

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EXPLORING ANIMAL COMMUNICATION

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

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When Veronika and Anna met on Skype for the very first time, Veronika mentioned a very unexpected surprise for Anna.  “It’s a symbol giving us inspiration,” she said. It’s been on my desk since 2008 and now look we stand here together, united.  I don’t go on what I read or the person, I go on what I feel.  I was like a child when I first saw your logo.  It drew me right in and is so very important.  It inspired me to create my logo.

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Unmarked Photos: Arendell Brewster

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Taking risks, having faith, and blindly following your heart takes you to extraordinary places in life…I followed the call of the horse in 1997 which changed my life forever.    Let it be your time.

7 NEW Extra-Ordinary Experiences in TT:

My first time teaching in the Caribbean
Riding the waves on multiple, magical, retired race horses
Eating exotic daily cuisine
Experiencing nighttime yoga
Moonlight turtle nesting adventure
Hitchhiking a ride with the local police department
Meeting the Prime Minister at the Tobago Charity Gold Classic function

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We were super excited to have Dr. Leah ~ Acupuncturist, massage therapist, and Healing with Horses Board Member come over from Trinidad to join us for the whole animal communication experience.
With an open mind and heart, Dr. Leah explored integrating the Young Living essential oils into her treatment.  Her sessions conducted at liberty, giving the horses free choice and a voice, she included them in the selection process.
When Navajo selected 5 oils, the pendulum revealed Relieve It, Hope and Di-gize to be the most serving for the day! With Hope on the heart chakra and Relieve it massaged in – Navajo choreographed his healing.

 

 

While having my hair braided in Tobago, I noticed this kitty rolling around on my pouch containing Essential Oils. I was unsure as to which oil triggered the love-fest, but for more than five minutes it was clear that the kitty was absolutely selecting an oil she needed!  Often when we see big reactions to Essential Oils, we don’t often get it on film.  It was great to see kitty’s reaction and share it with you all as a testament to the animals’ needs and desires to heal or soothe themselves.

Take me to Anna’s Oil Page so I can learn more!

About Healing with Horses

 

Jennifer was the Founding Horse of Being with Horses.  This beautiful, sensitive chestnut mare came to us all the way from Speyside.  She had lived in the rainforest as a leader for a herd of twenty sheep.  In 2007 Veronika walked this lovely mare all the way from Speyside, a 20-hour trek, to bring her to her new home in Buccoo.

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