Ever been puzzled about any of these?
- Bad Attitude
- Head tossing
- Unexplained bucking
- Shortened strides
- Cinching problems
- Improper tracking/crossfiring
- Difficulty making lead changes
- Bad in the box
- Alleyway problems
- Hip & shoulder lameness
- Cold back
- Uneven gaits/transitions
- Choppy behind?
Therapeutic massage will provide solutions to these and many more symptoms.
Today's performance horses, more than any other time, work hard to reach their maximum potential. They are asked to jump higher, run faster and execute technically difficult maneuvers better than has ever been done before.
Like today's human athletes, more injuries and pain for our equine companions is the unfortunate result. Strong drugs many times are short fixes with less than desirable long-term side effects.
Fortunately, the horse has benefited from the progress of modern sports medicine for human athletes. Alternative treatments such as massage therapy, acupuncture, herbology, and chiropractic therapies have become widely accepted and recognized.
Few realize that ancient Chinese and Romans and even our own Hopi Indians practiced forms of equine massage. It is surprising that it has not been used more with animals in modern time. Many problems of the equine are similar to those of humans that are treated with similar therapies.