How is this bodywork different than regular massage?
The reason this work is so powerful is the synthesis of various
disciplines. It allows the work to occur on many levels. The
cause of bodily imbalance is rarely on only one level. From
the gross to the subtle, I work to restore flexibility to
the skeletal system, release muscle spasms and trigger points,
and bring into balance the entire structure of the horse through
What should I do if my horse won't tolerate being worked on?
One of the things most remarked on is how most horses relax
into the session. Even high energy, nervous horses usually
relax when they realize that this is helping to remove pain.
Also, much of the work tends to release endorphins, the body's
natural tranquilizers, which helps the relaxation response.
My experience is that with the hundreds of horses I've worked
on, there were very few that didn't really like the session.
Are there any guarantees?
As with life, there are no guarantees, but if you would like
to contact me at email@example.com, I can provide you with
references to the type of results and the quality of work
I provide. Or check out the testimonial page on this site.
My horse isn't injured, is there any point in having him/her
Most musculoskeletal injuries and problems do not come out
of the nowhere. These are what is known as cumulative strain
injuries. This is a series of small strains which tend to
accumulate and build up until they show up as lameness or
movement problems. Preventative bodywork, especially for performance
horses, is one of the best ways to ensure soundness and prevent
As a trainer, I can usually get my clients horses to do what
I ask, why do I have any interest
While many trainers can push a horse to do things that may
be uncomfortable for the horse, it is more a testament to
the horse than the trainers overall awareness. A horse whose
body is physically able to perform is usually more than mentally
willing. From a practical point of view, comfortable horses
are far faster and more efficient to train. This can maximize
the trainer’s overall effectiveness.