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As a therapist I regularly see horses with signs of ulcers. Acupuncture points for Horse's with Ulcers and Gut Pain. From an equine therapist point of view often after treatment these points are still sore or the pain goes but comes back. This is due to gastric ulcers. Often...
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Regular bodywork isn't just about keeping your horse feeling soft, supple and happy in their training - it also allows us to keep our finger on the pulse, monitor how they are handling new exercises and demands, and frequently, pick up on minor issues well before they become...
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Understanding some basic equine anatomy goes a long way in understanding why the saddle must fit correctly for your horse to perform pain free. We need to be able to identify saddle-bearing area. This is important because pressure outside this region can do significant harm ...
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Fascia

February 2, 2015
What happens in the horse’s body when being ridden, how the rider’s imbalance, muscular imbalance and scar tissue in the horse can restrict the horse’s movements and create pain. Often misbehavior due to pain is interpreted as naughtiness. There goes the dream for the ...
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I have found while I’m treating horses with bodywork (Bowen/ Acupuncture), we have to always assess the biomechanics of the individual and it always occurs to me that a high percentage of these horses have many various feet issues; from majority being long in the toe, or h...
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Head Shaking in Horses

October 2, 2014
In the last few months I have had a few cases of head shakers. A lot of us do not really understand what the true meaning of a head shaker is, there are certainly different levels of head shaking and it is multi-factoral. What may have worked for someone else may not work on...
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Equine Poll and Neck Problems

September 19, 2014
Remember the last time you rolled out of bed in the morning feeling like you must have slept with your neck contorted like a noodle? The lingering stiffness lasts all day, making simple things like dressing and driving a pain. Now, imagine you're a horse with neck pain--con...
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I have recently been dealing with thoroughbreds and standardbreds that have got certain problems due skeletal formation of the equine. Thus, this blog is mostly for having an understanding of horse's skeletal development and primary causes of DOD and Wobbler's syndrome whic...
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Horses experience back pain. But what causes it, how do you recognize it, and what can you do about it? Horse Back Pain. Understanding where the back pain is straight forward enough. However, discerning the reason for the pain is another matter all together. Certainly, the d...
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Muscle Release Therapy a team effort ? before becoming a animal therapist whenever I heard Holistic therapy I would run a mile thinking that holistic was your usual airy fairy type therapy and not for me. As I started studying and understanding the actual meaning of holisti...
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