Gorse is the remedy for people who have given up belief and hope. Gorse represents a stronger kind of downheartedness than the Gentian state, because Gorse people wilfully refuse to be encouraged, so certain are they that their case is hopeless. If ill, they may think themselves incurable, and that nothing can be done.
Horses in this state are very down and seem full of despair. They make no effort to enjoy life or recover from illness. The remedy helps strengthen their natural hope and faith so that they can fight illness more effectively.
Things to look for:
- Horses who react very badly when things go wrong, and do not respond easily to encouragement from you
- Horses already in Gentian state who have fallen further down into despair
- Horses who have stopped fighting illness and do not try to get better
“Very great hopelessness, they have given up belief that more can be done for them. Under persuasion or to please others they may try different treatments, at the same time assuring those around that there is so little hope of relief.” Dr. Edward Bach ~