You may be wondering, what is Iridology?As a Therapist and Horse Owner It's Life Changing!

Iridology is the science of analysing the delicate structures of the iris (the coloured part) of the eye. This ancient practice of assessing current health conditions in the body via the analysis of the iris can be used as a nutritional guide and can detect a wealth of information that can assist an owner in making appropriate management decisions for their horse, dog or cat.

Iridology is truly a mix of science and intuition, like all great ancient healing modalities. It is a therapy that is suited to both the scientists and the healers - and I sit firmly in both these categories. Iridology will show acute, sub-acute, chronic and degenerative areas of the body by the markings, texture and colouration's in the iris.

When working animals with or being an animal parent, it can be frustrating to not know where the root cause of an issue is, which can lead to mis-diagnosis, expensive tests, pain and behavioural problems and anxiety for horse and owner alike. Having a quick, easy, cost-effective and pain free tool to get to the root cause, know whether it is current, developing or historic and what can be done to prevent future problems is invaluable to owner and therapist alike.

Whilst amazing for humans, the beauty of being able to use iridolgy with your horses include:

- Completely non-invasive and painless

- Completely safe

- Can be undertaken in a stable or filed shelter - so no need to move or travel your horse

- Will find the root cause of underlying physical & behavioural problems

- Will alert you to your horses inherited strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to support these and prevent problems occurring, and make the best management decisions for each individual horse

- Will show current, developing (before symptoms occur) and old imbalances / injuries - it is literally like being able to scan the inside of the body!

- Will show which organs, body systems and structural areas are not functioning optimally / under stress / inflamed and provide an action plan for what you can do to re-balance these issues

- Provides valuable information in helping the practitioner or owner assess what treatment, further support, environment, diet or lifestyle changes are needed to resolve any current health or behavioural issues and most importantly to prevent these coming back. For example an iridology consult will help owners to know where to start when offering remedies for self-selection, and what remedies might be appropriate to offer or give for ongoing support for an individual animal once their immediate needs have been addressed. It will also tell them if their horse needs a structural treatment, a different diet or care routine to name but a few.

Iridology is a tool to assess the integrity of the tissues in the body, (your body's constitution), inherent weaknesses and inherent strengths. By knowing the inherited weaknesses of your animal(s), you can do much to prevent problems developing in a particular area, by supporting 'weak' areas early enough.

The field of Iridology and provides another tool for us to strengthen and support the body, recognising the uniqueness of each individual animal. An iridology consult is completely stress free and non-invasive, the practitioner simply uses a torch and magnifying glass, and may take high resolution pictures using a customised camera, for further analysis.

They say the eyes are the windows of the soul - and how true this is. Catherine is a member of a small group of complementary therapist using the science of Animal Iridology to help observing past and present imbalances, injury and inherited behavioural traits through the iris of an animal’s eye. This unique therapy is widely practiced in human medicine around the globe (unfortunately not widely in the UK), and provides a wealth of invaluable information to any animal owner - whether your animal is a top competition horse or a family member! It can often provide answers when all else has failed to find the root cause of an imbalance / behavioural complaint.

Not only can Catherine & her Qualified Iridology Students help to analyse an animal’s health balance and behaviour issues through iridology, she can then use her range of other therapies and natural products to nutritionally support and maintain your animal.Catherine works with many vets, complimenting their work.

As with all complimentary therapies, iridologists are not intended to substitute medical or veterinary advice or treatment. If you have any health concerns regarding your animal you should always consult your Veterinary Surgeon.

For more information on how Iridology can help you and your animal, and for training opportunities please call Catherine on

01483 608322 or email: [email protected]

So next time you are looking into you animal's eye, they may be telling you more than you think...