Remember Snooks and Cloud? When I wrote the article “ Angular Limb Deformity Treated with Unique Healing Method ” (HH #69 Oct/Nov 2010), little was known about this type of healing pertaining to tendons, ligaments, and joints. The method of healing I use is the Touch and Torch Method™ (TTM™) which is a combination of photon light and physical manipulation. It is completely natural and works in conjunction with the body’s own healing process.
At the time, this treatment was in the beginning stages, and although the immediate success was evident, there were no success stories in the months and years to follow.
The two foals featured in the original article were Cloud and Snooks, both suffering from Angular Limb Deformity (ALD). From the very beginning their stories were completely different and continued to be so to the end.
Snooks died at age 15 months from complications created by the surgery she endured that was intended to “fix” her condition.
Although I was able to lengthen and heal her tendons to the point that she could run and play, she was a yearling and began a growth spurt that the severed tendons could not endure.
The lesson to be learned with her story is that severing tendons does not heal, lengthen, stretch, nor make well, and also creates scar tissue which is not elastic and will not stretch as a tendon is designed to do.
The positive side is that soft tissues can be healed or modified successfully with alternative methods.
By removing the blockages, working in conjunction with the body’s own healing capabilities and allowing the body to spontaneously heal as intended, we are able to restore health and wellness in the body.
Many lessons were learned from Snooks, and because of her I have been able to treat other foals born with ALD with confidence and success and help to save them from a short life of pain and misery.
Cloud’s story turned out completely different and much was also learned from her treatment. Cloud is now four years old and has a happy, balanced life and a successful career!
Cloud’s legs have been straight and healthy since the three TTM™ treatments that were performed in the first week of her life. She has grown strong and healthy, and is now being ridden and used in Epona council as well. Cloud’s owner says that Cloud is an excellent teacher and many people have learned the lessons she has to offer in her Epona sessions.
Cloud’s ground training began as a foal and continued until she was 2 years old and introduced to the saddle. She was ridden lightly as a 2-year-old, building with each year. She is solid and very smart, and riding her is a pleasure, according to her owner.
Cloud has not had any further issues with her legs or any other part of her musculoskeletal system and I consider her case to be a long term success!
Because of the information learned with Snooks and Cloud, I have been able to advance to the treatment of older horses born with ALD and not corrected as a foal, contracted tendons on older horses resulting from other issues, and tendon injuries and conditions on all ages and disciplines.
I am passionate about revealing this information to the equine world to provide an alternative in the treatment of tendons, ligaments, and joints. The results are proving to be a viable choice in the process of making the best decision for your horses.
Comanche and his partner Casey perform many routines and disciplines including trick riding. On February 27, 2012, Comanche was diagnosed with right hind core lesion of lateral extender tendon (his right hind lateral suspensory tendon was torn). The vet said he would become a trail horse when he recovered and would only be able to walk, so that meant no rodeo season or Westernaires anymore.
The vet put him on 30 days of stall rest with 5 minutes of walking every other day after 2 weeks. On Day 10, Comanche received his first treatment of the Touch and Torch Method. After 2 treatments, at his 30 day check-up with the vet, the vet felt his right leg, then his left, then his right again, then left. He turned to Casey and asked, "Which leg was it that had the torn tendon?"
Comanche was released to be ridden in rodeo and Westernaires again. Casey reports, “Two weeks later I ran him in my first high school rodeo. He now not only runs drill team, the ‘pro’ trick team I am on, and barrels and poles for rodeo, but will also be my rodeo queen horse.”
For more information about these cases and others contact Janet Crow at email@example.com, phone 970-590-3875, or visit www.naturalhorsepower.net .