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Core stability and strength exercises for the non-ridden horse: Chapters 2-4
April 27, 2023
A lot of core stability exercises are about moving the horse slightly off balance so that he needs to engage his muscles to maintain that balance. The tail pull works by using the tail as a lever to create the imbalance. As with the other exercises, it is subtle, using gentle pressure. There should be no discomfort involved, and you should find that your horse relaxes into the exercise after a minute or two. If he doesn't, perhaps this isn't the right exercise for him. A horse who is uptight will not be engaging his muscles effectively. He will be tensing those movement muscles getting ready to run, rather than using the stability muscles.
"Please listen to me"
April 23, 2023
I don’t want to buck you off. There’s a sharp pain every time I go into canter when you’re riding me, and I can’t help but react to it. I don’t understand it, it doesn’t happen if I canter in the field. Please listen to me. I know you love me and want the best for me. I don’t know how else to tell you I’m hurting.
How To Massage (Your Horse): Introduction
February 25, 2023
Think of this book like a recipe book. The ingredients of massage are explained and taught separately - anatomy and technique - and then mixed together in specific measures in a specific order with specific timing to create a simple, effective, enjoyable massage routine.
13.12.2022 Back pain: what is the role of close spinous processes, so-called ‘kissing spines’?
December 13, 2022
A Guest Blog By Dr Sue Dyson Contact Sue Dyson at firstname.lastname@example.org You can listen to this short clip here, and find The Horse Physio on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. Please like and subscribe on the channels you enjoy most. There are many misconceptions in the equine world, one of which surrounds horses that behave […]
‘Horse Massage For Horse Owners’ - Compression
January 7, 2022
You can buy 'Horse Massage for Horse Owners' on Amazon (affiliate link), or from The Horse Physio. Join my mailing list today for FREE bonus content at www.thehorsephysio.co.uk. Compression Practising on yourself Rest your hand lightly on your forearm, just above your wrist, and slowly slide it towards your elbow. As you reach the end […]