Equine therapy Used by riders to keep their horses in tip top condition & ready to perform at their best
Ali’s Equine clients disciplines include: Eventing, Endurance, PC & RC, Dressage, Showing, Showjumpers, Happy Hacking.
Keeping horses young and old feeling supple and comfortable –
Ready for whatever we decide to throw at them!
Equine massage is the therapeutic application of professional sports massage techniques applied to a horse.
All horses can benefit from equine massage treatment. Used during training or pre and post competition, a massage can help keep muscles healthy, increasing and improving the circulation, building up those muscles that may have wasted, maintaining strength and suppleness and preventing atrophy, even during an extended period of box rest or restricted work. After exertion equine massage reduces stiffness and can help to speed up the natural repair of damaged tissue resulting from physical exercise.
Does your horse do or show signs of any of the following:
- Dislikes being groomed
- Prefer one rein
- Show lateral stiffness
- Reluctant to canter on one lead
- Hollow backed
- High headed
- Head shaking
- Cold backed when tacked up
- Lack of poll flexion and bend
- Head tilting
- Have an uneven stride length
- Holding the tail to one side
- Excessive rolling
- All of these could be signs of pain or discomfort and should be investigated
A thorough understanding of anatomy and the interaction of bones, joints and muscles allow Ali to consider, identify and treat all possible causes and effects of any tension present in your horse.