Wild Rose is for people who have accepted all that life throws at them and have given up the struggle for fulfilment. In this state we resign ourselves to the way things are, to the extent where we don’t complain or seem particularly unhappy. Instead we shrug our shoulders – there’s no point trying to change things – and just drift along.
The remedy helps reawaken our interest in life. In a positive Wild Rose state we are happy-go-lucky. Instead of apathy we feel a sense of purpose that brings increased happiness and enjoyment.
Wild Rose horses do not get very enthusiastic or upset about anything. If they could talk they would be saying ‘So what?’, even in situations that other horses would find exciting.
Things to look for:
- Lack of interest in the good things in life*
- Acceptance of grooming, turn-out, etc. but without enthusiasm
- Horses who are fit and well but lack energy and motivation
*Note: Lack of interest can also be a first sign of illness, so ask the vet to check your horse over if he displays these symptoms.
“Those who without apparently sufficient reason become resigned to all that happens, and just glide through life, take it as it is, without any effort to improve things and find some joy. They have surrendered to the struggle of life without complaint.” Dr. Edward Bach ~