Healthy or Not?

Health is more than simply the absence of illness. It is the active state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being.
—UN World Health Organization

Honey after

Signs of health

  • Energy flow
  • Ease, freedom of movement
  • Eyes clear, shining, open
  • Coat smooth, shining, satin feel
  • Elasticity, suppleness
  • Positive attitude
  • Flowing lines
  • Smooth gaits
  • Lightness
  • Straightness – alignment – in body and limbs
  • Balanced, coordinated
  • Presence, attention
  • Clarity, sharpness
  • Confidence
  • Self-awareness


Honey before

Signs of ill health or “dis-ease”

  • Stillness   (“checked out”)
  • Stagnation   (“dead in the water”)
  • Meaningless movement (“pacey”, “flighty”, “weaver”)
  • Dull or narrowed eyes (“mean”)
  • Coat dull, thick, rough, patchy  (“just the way she is”)
  • Lack of energy (“lazy”)
  • Stiffness (“getting old”)
  • Pain (“bad attitude”)
  • Awkward anatomical lines – angles, not curves; bulges (“bad conformation”)
  • Jerky movement   (“rough gaited”)
  • Crookedness   (“put together by a committee”)
  • Uneven balance (“heavy-footed”, “on the forehand”)
  • Lack of presence and awareness (“stupid”)
  • Uncoordinated, confused   (“autistic”)
  • Repetitive injuries (“klutzy”)