Beech was described by Dr Bach as the remedy for people who ‘feel the need to see more good and beauty in all that surrounds them.’ People in a Beech state are intolerant of difference. They lack compassion and understanding of the circumstances and paths that other people are given, and fail to see that they too are working towards perfection in their own ways.
Sometimes Beech intolerance is manifested as outbursts of irritability: the remedy helps to encourage tolerance and understanding, and as this happens so the irritability also fades.
Horses in a Beech state may refuse to eat if you don’t give them their usual food. They become irritable quite quickly, and will take the time to let you know of their disapproval. Horses that bite, kick, rear up, back up into others; Beech has proved effective in eradicating long-established stubborn behavior and also in promoting flexibility in tense horses.
The essence of Beech is tolerance and flexibility. The remedy helps to encourage tolerance and understanding, and as this happens so the irritability also fades. Beech helps to view life from a wider perspective and Learns to appreciate good intentions even if results are not always optimal.
Things to look for:
- Horses who behave irritably when their normal living arrangements are disrupted
- Horses who show intolerance of new people, foods, animals, etc.
- Horses who overreact to minor irritations such as brushing through long grass
- Horses who protest vocally or kick or move about when you try to groom or saddle them
“For those who feel the need to see more good and beauty in all that surrounds them. And, although much appears to be wrong, to have the ability to see the good growing within. So as to be able to be more tolerant, lenient and understanding of the different way each individual and all things are working to their own final perfection.” Dr. Edward Bach ~