Vervain people are perfectionists with a keen sense of justice. They are blessed with extreme mental energy that they willingly throw into the causes they believe in. The Vervain enthusiasm can be infectious, and they feel a strong need to persuade others to their own point of view. But at an extreme they are in danger of becoming fanatics, unable to listen to alternative points of view, and they may put themselves under a great deal of stress because they find it so hard to switch off and relax.
When we are in this state the remedy helps us regain our balance so that body and mind and be restored. It encourages the wisdom to enjoy life and the passage of time instead of always feeling the need to be active.
Vervain horses are interested and enthusiastic about things. They come running up as soon as you come into the field, wanting to greet you and find out what is going to be happening today. At the same time they have astrong sense of right and wrong, and if they feel you have ben too rough with them they will be quick to protest.
Things to look for:
- Overexuberance and overenthusiasm
- Fiery anger at injustice
- Horses who get frustrated quickly when illness, confinement or incapacity mean that they can’t go about their normal affairs
“Those with fixed principles and ideas, which they are confident are right, and which they very rarely change. They have a great wish to convert all around them to their own views of life. They are strong of will and have much courage when they are convinced of those things that they wish to teach. In illness they struggle on long after many would have given up their duties.” Dr. Edward Bach ~