Impatiens is, as its name suggests, the remedy for impatience and the frustration and irritability that often go with it. Anyone can get into this state of mind, but there are also genuine Impatiens types, who live life at a rush and hate being held back by more methodical people. To avoid this irritation they prefer to work alone: the Impatiens boss is the one who sends staff home early so she can get the job finished quicker.
The remedy helps us be less hasty and more relaxed with others.
Horses in need of Impatiens will always want to be getting on to the next thing, even when the current thing is something they like or are interested in. They may behave especially badly if they are forced to wait for food or exercise or if there is any other delay in their daily routine.
Things to look for:
- Horses who rush around a lot and are never still
- Horses who go from one activity to another ver quickly
- Reluctance to stay with the herd or with other, slower or less decisive animals
- Frequent mishaps and minor accidents, caused by not taking sufficient time before taking action
- Irritability that comes and goes quickly
“Those who are quick in thought and action and who wish all things to be done without hesitation or delay. When ill they are anxious for a hasty recovery. They find it very difficult to be patient with people who are slow, as they consider it wrong and a waste of time, and they will endeavour to make such people quicker in all ways. They often prefer to work and think alone, so that they can do everything at their own speed.” Dr. Edward Bach ~