Horse Health

Anatomy

Painted neck muscles, Honey   Painted Superficial Muscles, Honey Cervical bones against Phoenix.  Sarah Miles assisting.   Lower Cervical bones, C-2 through C-7 Robin Love and Sarah Miles assisting with the thoracic bones, T-1 through T-18.  Note the long bones … Continue reading

Benefits of Massage

Benefits of Massage

  There are many benefits to horses, humans and dogs from a good therapeutic massage.  Following are just a few: Balances and aligns the horse’s body Assists the trainer and rider by removing pain related behaviors Relaxes tense muscles and … Continue reading

Saddle Fitting

     “Performance equals potential minus interference”    — Tim Gallwey, Sports Psychologist I would like to extend my gratitude to a great veterinarian and teacher, Dr. Kerry Ridgway, DVM. He is a very talented teacher at Equinology.  In his private … Continue reading

Stretching

Stretching

This page contains photos and descriptions of follow up stretches that you can do to help your horse. Be sure to stretch your horse’s legs after working, when the muscles are warmed up. You can damage muscle tissue if you … Continue reading

Stretching Hind Legs

Stretching Hind Legs

Horse Hamstring big Stretch – safe only after warmed up In the left image, Honey is getting a stretch to the hamstring and gluteal muscles (top of the rump). Keep the horse’s hind foot in line with the front foot, … Continue reading

What is Horse Massage?

What is Horse Massage?

Thanks for Asking! Horse massage is many things.  It is touching a horse to smooth its muscles.  It is palpating the muscles of your horse to determine where there is pain or soreness.  It can be deep tissue massage, the … Continue reading