Check out the article in the NYTimes today, HERE:
Therapies to Soothe All Four Legs
By SARAH MASLIN NIR
Published: May 9, 2010
Horse whispering? Too loud. Some top-level racehorse owners and trainers, seeking to heal injuries or keep their animals in top condition, use equine telepaths as psychic diagnosticians.
It is just one of the alternative therapies with which racehorses are plied to keep them happy, healthy and, hopefully, fast. The popularity of alternative medicine among humans and the sophistication of sports medicine are reflected in the barn, according to trainers, veterinarians, riders and breeders. Stricter rules about which drugs are permissible for horses, and advances in drug-testing methods may also have increased the use of alternative treatments.
“I speak with them telepathically,” said Wittels, who predominately practices over the phone. “I can do that from anywhere in the world, it doesn’t matter where I am.” She added, “Usually by the time they get to me, their skepticism is tempered by their need.” ...