If 'discussing points of view' is just that, great. But there is a history of Tsavo not wanting to 'discuss', but insult, browbeat, harangue, and sling religion and politics in to every discussion about alt med. She asked Chancellor to make a special topic section, remember? Something like Real Med and the Alt med.
Those of us who have worked with horses for 50 years, at barns, with and for vets, at rescues, for professionals and have been professionals, have seen a lot of things come and go. We have seen what works and what doesn't. For some reason, that seems to trouble Tsavo and she has a need to denigrate, dismiss, and insult people with more knowledge and experience than she has. One would think that a 'scientist' would not be so fluid in her requirements for 'proof' but she has beaten this horse here, on COTH, and the old UDBB, on rec eq, and countless other fora for at least 14 years. I remember her dismissing Gerd Heuschman because he 'wasn't an elite dressage rider' (as if WTF that mattered?!) but now George Morris is the go to guy for her because of one statement.
I know quite a few 'elite' riders and I spend a lot of time in CDI barn aisles. The grooms and riders and owners are not stupid. They are wealthy, but they don't burn money. These riders know that their horses perform better after treatments of whatever. Tsavo could get out of her bubble and wolunteer at USDF shows and get to know some grooms or assistants. But no, she would rather insult people with real experience with performance horses.
I drove down to Del Mar yesterday and did a long session on one of Jeremy Stienbergs horses, Augie. She has had an unidentifiable mild on off lameness. Rads, nuclear scan, flexions etc all normal. Waiting on MRI results. I used my Centurion blanket, my RevitaVet, my laser, and then Feld and massage work. She was terribly tight in her right shoulder, knots at her left TMJ, hamstrings tight, lots of small and large issues. At the end of our session (about 2 hours) she was longer in the neck, more sloped in the shoulder, back soft, abs soft, hamstrings soft, and she walked out of the xties sound, swinging, loopy.
So. When I see a horse that is lame and sore, and then I use/do something to that horse, and they are no longer sore, I seriously DO NOT CARE if there are double blinds. I promise you that if Jeremy rides Augie today and she is improved, he will NOT CARE that some single owning horse owner in Raleigh NC is going to tell him that he is an ignorant woowoo. What we CARE about is that our horses MOVE BETTER, FEEL BETTER, and WORK BETTER. If TSavo doesn't care about that or is too ignorant to see or care when a horse MOVES BETTER after some alt med, that's great. But her endless need to denigrate, 'prove', insult, and dismiss the experiences of those with more horses, more animals, more background, more knowledge, and more experience gets so old.