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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Things to Remember: 

  • Always dilute an essential oil before using on a horse, Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO) is a wonderful option because it is hypoallergenic, antifungal and antibacterial. 
  • Many essential oils are unsafe to use on horses, including tea tree oil (melaleuca). Do not introduce an oil without checking with your veterinarian that it is safe. I also love The Animal Desk Reference: Essential Oils for Animals by Melissa Shelton, DVM. 
  • Horses are known to choose medicinal plants in the wild. Give them an option of 2- 3 oils and let them choose! 
  • Always work with Certified Therapeutic Grade oils such a Mountain Rose Herbs. Other good options are DoTerra and Young Living, but avoid oils purchased at a grocery store, even a high end one. 
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