Course Content
Recognizing Tension
Learn how to recognize tension in your horse based on facial expression, stance, and through touch.
Basic Massage Techniques
Learn basic massage techniques like effleurage and myofascial releases that will help your horse find relief (and releases) between bodywork sessions, or if you don't have access to a professional.
Beginning stretches you can do with your horse safely and when it is best to do them. Note the differences in horses that are used to bodywork and others that have limited range of motion.
Introduction to Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy and the use of essential oils as an inhalant or topically can be hugely beneficial for your horse. Learn how to introduce scents and how to recognize when your horse is interested versus when they "say no".
Taming the Tension for Horse Owners (Video Course)
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Important Things To Remember: 

  • Because horses are prey animals, they move between flight-fight-free and the healing state quickly. 
  • Physical stress has the same impact on the body as mental or emotional stress. 
  • All horses will benefit from regular massage. No exceptions.
  • Not all tension is bad. It is completely normal, although it can become a problem if left unresolved. 
  • It may take some time for your horse to respond to these techniques. If your horse is not very responsive, this can indicate there is some deep tension and compression throughout the musculoskeletal system. If you cannot have a professional massage session, give your horse some time. Massage builds on itself. The more you do it with your horse, the more they will respond! 
  • If your horse is extremely reactive or sensitive to these techniques, please contact your local veterinarian. 
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