Why Equine Massage?
All too often we forget that our horses are athletes; ones that did not evolve to have a rider on their sensitive backs.
Their muscles are subjected to repeated pressure in the same place every time they are ridden and their actions are the only way they have to tell you that they are in pain – whether as a result of their own injury, because they are compensating for their rider or for ill-fitting tack.
The ultimate result can be anything from loss of performance to temperament changes.
Horses benefit mentally and physically from massage
Horses benefit mentally and physically from massage just as people do. By treating your horse regularly, I will get to know them and be able to identify subtle changes in their muscles before they become serious problems.
Key benefits include:
- Increases blood supply resulting in less fatigue and faster recovery
- Enables early identification of minor injuries
- Facilitates prevention of more severe injury
- Delivers a general sense of well-being