Mustard is the remedy for deep gloom and depression that descends for no apparent reason out of a clear blue sky. People in this state often list all the reasons they have to feel happy and contented, but still everything looks black and hopeless to them.
The remedy helps to dispel the clouds so that we can once again appreciate the joy and peace in our lives.
Look for obvious signs of depression in a horse whose present conditions -turned out with a settled pair-bond, well fed and with room to stretch his legs- do not seem to justify the way he feels. (Always get an opinion from a vet in casses of sudden, unexplained switches of mood, as these can indicate the presence of organic disease).
Things to look for:
- Gloom that descends out of the blue, when all environmental conditions seems right
- Depressed body language or posture
“Those who are liable to times of gloom, or even despair, as though a cold dark cloud overshadowed them and hid the light and the joy of life. It may not be possible to give any reason or explanation for such attacks. Under these conditions it is almost impossible to appear happy or cheerful.” Dr. Edward Bach ~