This remedy is given to help bring calm and restore sanity to those who feel on the point of losing control, and perhaps committing some violence that they would never consider while in their right minds. Cherry Plum is a fear remedy. Just as children are frightened by their own temper tantrums, so horses can be made hysterical and terrified when their frustration gets the better of them. Cherry Plum is the remedy to maintain and restore self-possession and remove this kind of fear
The positive potential of Cherry Plum is the animal who has a calm mind and is able to think and act rationally. Cherry Plum provides stamina and mental strength even in extreme circumstances.
Things to look for:
- Horses who injures themselves, for example biting their flanks or throwing themselves around the stable, especially when the behavior seems compulsive or manic
- Horses who panic and do anything to escape, regardless of the risk of injuring themselves
- Horses who strike out with their forelegs or bite, and then immediately seem frightened at what they have done
- Uncontrolled attacks on smaller animals or other horses
“Fear of the mind being over-strained, of reason giving way, of doing fearful and dreaded things, not wished and known wrong, yet there comes the thought and impulse to do them.” Dr. Edward Bach ~