As horses age or experience physical problems or injuries, their flexibility may be compromised. Equine massage is positive as it can reduce muscle fatigue, inflammation, or tightness. Through stretching and massage techniques, equine massage ensures correct muscle alignment and improves the elasticity of the muscles.
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A post-competion massage is designed to aid the horse in recovering from the activity; flush out the lactic acid buildup, reduce post-exercise soreness; and re-establish range of motion and blood flow to tight muscles.
As horses age or experience physical problems or injuries, their flexibility may be compromised. Equine massage is positive as it can reduce muscle fatigue, inflammation, or tightness. Through stretching and massage tecBarrel racing is a fast and dynamic sport, but keeping the horses muscles soft and supple is key, so routine slots are given to help prevent injury and ensure they can engage to their full abilities.
Fendi had her hindquarters worked as her quads, hamstrings were tight and she was not keen to stretch out.
Lottie continued her desensitisation as me applying pressure to tight muscles is still a new feeling.......but the release and relaxation was great
Ruby work on her shoulder and she is now sound but a little short......so fingers crossed she will be fit to run barrels shortly.
As my nana always said “prevention is better than cure”hniques, equine massage ensures correct muscle alignment and improves the elasticity of the muscles.
Saddles make our lives as riders easier, but a poorly fitting saddle can cause stress points, muscle atrophy, shorten stride length, just to name a few negatives.........so when you have a saddle fit book your horse a treat with a hands on Massage to ensure muscles are soft to ensure your saddle investment is beneficial.
This article (click here) is an interesting read … .this is where I can help......the importance of a well fitting saddle......so many horses work their hearts out in ill fitting tack. Massage helps to iron out the problems of ill fitting tack, Its correct that no horse is symmetrical but good ground work, massage and ridden work can correct this. Ring me to get my help to make your horse a Happy Horse.
As with human athletes, horses can develop strains, muscle tears, adhesions and fatigue as a result of regular or strenuous exercise ...... click here to read more.
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