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: 

  • Not all stretches are good for your horse. Tail stretches should be done during grooming or BEFORE exercise, while carrot stretches should only be done AFTER exercise when your horse is warmed up. 
  • Your horse will be tight when learning these stretches and may not have a significant range of motion. Start slow and small. When you get great at it, slowly extend the stretch in future sessions. 
  • Horses LOVE stretches. Not only do they feel good, but they get to play with you!
  • The QUALITY of the stretch is more important than how DEEP it is. 
  • Stretching is best done at liberty or untied so the horse can move without restraint and say no when needed. 

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