Sunday, March 17, 2013

Welcome to a blog about craniosacral and massage body work for horses.  Sometimes classified as alternative therapies, I prefer to think of these techniques as methods that are complementary to regular veterinary care.  And this includes some techniques that every owner and trainer can learn - to their horses' eternal gratitude.  Now that spring is struggling to come to Maryland you are probably thinking about starting to ride again.  Perhaps you have been riding all winter, but maybe not as regularly as you usually ride in warmer weather.  In either case your horse is probably not in the shape he or she was last fall.  Will you just jump on, and begin the same activities you were doing before winter?  

That may not be the best idea.  You may want to consult with your veterinarian about easing into a more strenuous program of riding, and the best method of conditioning for your horse considering his or her age, general health, and level of activity during the winter.  You may also want to consider massage and craniosacral work to get him started with relaxed muscles so that he is in -  Equanimity - and ready to begin a more concentrated program of activity.

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