Knowledgeable horse owners know "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." And, because massage can help aid in injury prevention and has numerous health-promoting benefits, many horse owners have made it an essential part of their horse's overall health care routine. And, massage is known to be especially beneficial when bumping up the horse's training level or performance difficulty.
Our students have included horse owners, barrel racers, endurance riders, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, equine science majors, horse trainers, riding instructors, physical therapists, massage therapists, as well as others from all walks of life and riding disciplines.
We've even heard from barrel racers that the biomechanics and anatomy education they received, as well as the proper application of massage techniques has helped shave time from their barrel runs. Several endurance riders have told us that the massage tecniques have helped them keep their horses comfortable during both short and long races. Trainers have told us their horses have never worked better. And, a large number of our students note that the knowledge they received has even helped their riding skills as well as their horse's performance.
Overall, massage is a great adjunct to traditional methods of horse care. It a great way to open new pathways of communication with your horse through touch, as well as keeping the horse comfortable and performing at peak levels.