Rock Rose

Flight, fight or freeze? All normal responses to an abnormal situation when your horse or you experience panic or terror. Rock Rose is the Bach Flower Remedy to help you regain composure and feel calm. With courage we can overcome our fears.

Rock Rose is used to comfort those who are in the grip of absolute terror, either at something that is happening to the, or at the sight of something happening to another creature.

In practice it can be difficult to draw a firm line between the horse who needs Mimulus and the one who needs Rock Rose. The key lies in the intensity of the fear: in Rock Rose state the horse will be terrified and panic-stricken. He may go berserk with fear if he can’t get away and attack everything (in case Cherry Plum has a part to play as well)

Things to look for:

  • panic – the horse may sweat profusely and shake with fear
  • Horses whose fear is so great that they freeze and can’t act at all
  • Desperate attempts to escape
  • Desperate attack when escape isn’t possible

Rock Rose.jpg“The remedy of emergency for cases where there even appears no hope. In accident serious or sudden illness, or when the patient is very frightened or terrified, or if the conditions is serious enough to cause great fear to those around. If the patient is not conscious the lips may be moistened with the remedy.” Dr. Edward Bach ~