Catherine came to visit the ponies at our rescue centre for the first time 2 years ago – we were already using herbs but Catherine has been able to greatly enhance our knowledge, skills and techniques. Catherine is amazing…so supportive and encouraging and happy to answer any questions you might have. It’s her knowledge, approach and combination of techniques which is so special! She has helped us with self- selection, iridology and red light therapy – a range of therapies to address and manage emotional issues, structural issues and physical challenges - all of which are critical to address as part of the rehabilitation process.
Iridology has been such a crucial tool to understanding our ponies’ needs and keeping them healthy. Catherine’s assessment and recommendations for getting our management plans right for each pony means that now the laminitic ponies who used to be kept off the grass for long periods of time in the summer are back grazing on the same routine as our other non-laminitic ponies. As long as we follow our management plan we have no laminitis…this is such a gift…and beyond what I ever thought we would achieve! It has helped us to now concentrate on rehabbing more complex cases - we currently have a pony who would be labelled as “Cushings” – the vet tests and iridology show that his condition is not Cushings disease. In fact his lymphatic system is the issue and we have been able to nutritionally support him through these issues into a significantly improved state of health that we can regularly reassess. We have been so impressed that I am undertaking the iridology practitioner course myself! Thank you Catherine!
Faye @ People 4 Ponies
I have just completed two of Catherine Edwards workshops, zoopharmacognacy and first aid. Thank you for your wonderful courses, it was just fantastic and inspiring. I am just amazed by the amount of information Catherine knows and freely gives to you. She is a person who likes to share ideas and knowledge and has the groups attention. There is a practical in the afternoon where we all can participate if we want too. It gives you an understanding of what your animal is showing you. I would highly recommend both courses as they empower you to help, calm and relax your animal when needed.
My 8 year old Appaloosa Ozzie has had physical issues since he was three when he was diagnosed with pedal osteitis. When he was six the seemingly 'genetic bad card' he had been handed had moved up to his SI joint causing a lot of pain. On my vets advice I waited until he was seven and a half before having him physically tested to see if his growth plates fusing would have made him safe to re-back. During this time he had really good nutrition to support him and was only walked out or shown in hand. Because I wasn’t sure whether he was out of pain or not and all of my horses had had glyphosate sprayed on them by a neighbouring farmer which made them very ill, I didn’t want to take any chances so I asked Catherine to come and do an iridology consult, self-selection (zoopharmacognosy), red light therapy and a structural assessment with him. She found a lot of markers in his eyes and recommended a vet check, which we did. The results of the iridology were very accurate, and it was great to see how he selected for what had been found with the iridology assessment. That resulted in me adding Manna probiotic and MSM to his natural organic diet. My vet recommended high dose Vitamin C and I supplemented all of the horses diet with self selected herbs and oils. So far, Yarrow and Peppermint oil are popular and Turmeric, Seaweed, Barley Grass, Hawthorn berry, Rosehips and Fenugreek, they are all selecting these on a regular basis. Just because we are into the winter now, I decided to add in Naturally Animals Hedgerow mix, it has so many good things in that usually they can self-select from the hedgerows around their field. The vet came out to re-check Ozzie after 7 weeks of Vitamin C and several months of Manna, MSM and the self-selection, he is much better, heavier, shiny coat, his gums are not blue and yellow anymore, but a much healthier pale pink. I am hoping that this improvement will continue and I am very grateful that I have such a wonderful open minded vet, Catherine and Naturally Animals who found the problems in his eyes and provided Ozzie with top-grade herbs and supplements. He has also greatly benefited from Red Light Therapy and Mastersons.
I was first introduced to Naturally Animals almost 6 years ago when Catherine was giving a talk on iridology. I was very interested and booked a consultation. I was given great information about Nemo’s health and he was able to select the herbs that he needed to balance his body. Since then I have been using Naturally Animals regularly for purchase of herbs, essential oils and all the natural products that my animals need. My horses like to self-select herbs and the pictures attached are of Champ self-selecting barley grass (from Naturally Animals) and Nemo finding some young hawthorn . I highly recommend Naturally Animals. The delivery service for online purchases is fantastic- almost always next day and the quality and range of the products is superb- I use a lot of the herbs myself as well as for my animals.
I like to use all natural products for my animals so whenever I have any problems with one of them, the first place I turn to is Naturally Animals. Catherine and the team are extremely knowledgeable. It was Catherine who helped me to identify the source of Nemo’s pain when the vet and saddle fitter had failed to find anything. Naturally Animals also introduced me to red light therapy to help Nemo’s pain and I now use this on a daily basis to help with any aches, pains or illnesses that my two and four legged family have. We are all fighting fit.
Thank you Naturally Animals for being so amazing.
Although we have used Catherine’s herbs, oils and Manna Equine for 2 years now she came out to do a full consult on our horse who was struggling with box rest and we were struggling too. We had been through 4 months of stress at this point and the more his box rest went on the more we couldn’t even go in his stable to groom him as he was showing us, his owners, his anger and frustration. Catherine selected herbs and oils for him based on his own selection and he was so calm and well behaved throughout. It was lovely to just spend 2 hours being able to be around him! It has given us something positive to do when we come down to the yard too as we can spend time grooming him now and then doing the herbs and oils which he seems to love so helps to turn a very difficult situation into a more positive interaction.Most importantly Catherine helped me at the session ( mum, groom, financier and all round worrier, as this is my 16 year old daughter’s horse).
I really can’t thank her enough for the help, advice and ideas that will help support us through this tricky time . We WILL get him through this and I SO look forward to seeing them back riding together next year . Enough said ! Thank you Catherine. Xx
DF, Berkshire November 2017
I found Catherine while searching the internet for a possible natural solution to help one of our horses. Jack had often seemed 'cold backed' in the 8 months that we had owned him but showed signs of being very uncomfortable in January. I had his back x-rayed and then went ahead with nerve block to his back which he found very unpleasant. This gave a negative result so it was then recommended that he be scoped for gastric ulcers. I felt that ulcers could well be the problem but I couldn't bare to subject him to any more invasive tests. Iridology seemed a good solution. Meeting Catherine was a huge relief. Both of our horses had a consult. The iridology was so interesting and made complete sense. They both received red light therapy and had a great time self selecting herbs, followed by a session with essential oils. Catherine gave us loads of amazing advice about making some small changes which have made a huge difference.
Three months later the boys have improved so much and love all the products from naturally animals.
Michelle Loveridge May 2017
“I would recommend Catherine & Naturally Animals to any animal owner due to the fact I did have a very poorly horse where normal vets treatment was just not working. Naturally Animals therapy does what it says on the tin and more. When you hear Catherine explaining how it works it makes such sense.
Catherine first carried out an iridology assessment on my horse as his visible symptoms were he had lost his zest for life, not eating, tripping over a lot, loosing weight and coat and feet in horrible condition. Although the horse was 25 years old it was not an age related illness as he had always been a very fit and sprightly animal. Based on the knowledge of owning him since he was just 2 years old. Many of the problems had become apparent since he had started on cushing's treatment prescribed by the vet. It was great relief when Catherine was able to detect the problem (by listening to my horse).
By supporting his liver and digestive system, and by swapping (in a controlled and monitored fashion) the pharmaceutical cushings treatment for some natural herbs that he selected the change was amazing. It was also a relief at Catherine’s confidence on the course of natural support that would restore him back to health, where he could have his cushings managed and natural products to support his liver and digestive system recover. 6 months on he’s back to full condition, glossy coat, eating really well, he’s put on weight, clear eyes and back to his old self!”.
I would recommend Catherine & Naturally Animals to any animal owner due to the fact I did have a very poorly horse where normal vets treatment was just not working.
Naturally Animals therapy does what it says on the tin and more. When you hear Catherine explaining how it works it makes such sense. Catherine first carried out an iridology assessment on my horse as his visible symptoms were he had lost his zest for life, not eating, tripping over a lot, loosing weight and coat and feet in horrible condition. Although the horse was 25 years old it was not an age related illness as he had always been a very fit and sprightly animal. Based on the knowledge of owning him since he was just 2 years old. Many of the problems had become apparent since he had started on cushing's treatment prescribed by the vet. It was great relief when Catherine was able to detect the problem (by listening to my horse). By supporting his liver and digestive system, and by swapping (in a controlled and monitored fashion) the pharmaceutical cushings treatment for some natural herbs that he selected the change was amazing.
It was also a relief at Catherine’s confidence on the course of natural support that would restore him back to health, where he could have his cushings managed and natural products to support his liver and digestive system recover. 6 months on he’s back to full condition, glossy coat, eating really well, he’s put on weight, clear eyes and back to his old self!”.
Joanna Butler, Surrey
Without Catherine and the amazing team at Naturally Animals my beautiful pony friend Babe would not be alive today. Babe is a New Forest pony who had been conservation grazing for most of her life when she was struck suddenly with an abscess in her foot. Unfortunate consequences of vet and farrier treatments took us on a dreadful roller coaster ride of abscesses and laminitis. The charity who owned her felt her needs were beyond hope, and that euthanasia would be the only option. Babe and I knew it was not her time and I spoke to a wonderful equine-understanding friend of mine who recommended contacting Catherine and Naturally Animals. With their incredible support we came up with a plan - I became Babe's new guardian, she went to stay with my friend for a period of rehab, and Catherine and the team provided us with the invaluable advice and herbs which have enabled Babe to make an unimaginable recovery. I was terrified but they reassured me; we took the leap, and they were so very right. It's all working out. Babe's recovery is almost complete, and we are over the moon to be looking at a wonderful new home for her for after her rehab.
I am forever grateful to Catherine and everyone at Naturally Animals, not only for herbs, remedies and expert advice, but for genuine kindness, hope and counselling through such a distressing and difficult time, and most importantly for saving our gorgeous, gentle-souled Babe. You are an inspiration, and quite honestly you've opened my mind. When I think of how you've helped us it moves me to tears. Thank you so much. X
From Jo Watson & Sam July 16:
I have been lucky to know Catherine for a number of years and have witnessed her working not only on my horse Sammy but on other horses within the same yard. She has the most amazing, calm approach with the horses and I know this is certainly something Sammy picked up on immediately. Catherine has been to visit us a number of times for various reason and I have always learnt such a lot from her sessions, whether it be the red light therapy, iridology, herbs or oils. The herbs sold by Naturally Animals are an amazing quality and they have prove very popular not just with me but a number of other liveries. During one winter Sammy had a very severe case of nephrosplenic entrapment colic. Catherine happened to be passing the yard having been aware of the situation and very kindly did an impromptu red light session on the colic points. He made an amazing recovery and I think the red light made a huge difference. More recently when Sam developed an unknown lump, Catherine really helped to turn things around, not just for Sammy and his care but also how I was reacting to such news. Once a clear diagnosis had been established, my first port of call was Naturally Animals. Catherine, went over and above to put me in contact with another client who had experienced the same cancer with her horse. In turn I was able to forage a link with an amazing vet who was able to help him. I am so very grateful for all of Catherine's time and advice over the years as I truly believe the outcome for Sammy would have been different.
Sherie Vicary-Carter July 16
I just wanted to say thank you for your knowledge and support of my dogs. Although Twist gets the main benefit I have had these 2 dogs on Swagger for the past 3 months and this weekend they out performed themselves coming 1st and 2nd in a major dog agility final for my daughter. A 3 year old terrier x with a slight luxating patella and a 10.5 year old girlie who has worked hard all her life and been on 6 international teams and will now happily be retired. â˜º Could not have kept them both going without your help x
From Tina & Pye June 2016
"Although it makes complete sense to me that an animal will self-select herbs and oils to benefit its health, I was sceptical about the effect of Catherine's full consultation using iridology and red light treatment.I was unprepared for the transformation in my horse. After colic, she had been eating, but refused to graze for two weeks. Straight after treatment she plunged into the grass enthusiastically!"