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: 

  • There are a variety of massage techniques available. These are only a few and intended for personal, not professional, use. 
  • Look for signs of release and signs of discomfort. If your horse fidgets or appears to brace, wait patiently and do not continue. Often they will be most defensive just before their biggest releases. This is especially true when just beginning these techniques. 
  • Always use the least amount of pressure to start. Horses are sensitive!
  • If something doesn’t work, ask a different way or move to a different area. 
  • You are only STARTING the process. Your horse will finish the release on their own. Don’t worry if there is a delayed reaction. These subtle movements can create a domino effect throughout the body. 
  • The more you practice these techniques, the more you will feel the slightest change and improve your connection.
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