Enhance suppleness, coordination and freedom of movement.
Prepare the horse's muscles before being ridden.
Use both sides of his body with equal freedom.
When a horse is uncooperative there is always a reason, whether it is mental, emotional, or physical.
Pain, soreness, and tension in a horse’s body are often responsible for resistance and undesirable behavior.
When a horse is in physical or emotional pain, his movement and attitude will change. He may move with short choppy strides, and be anxious and spooky. He may be evasive and unresponsive to the training aids.
When habitual tension and stress patterns occur, muscles clump together, losing their capacity for freedom of movement. Muscle tightness places undue stress on the skeletal system of the horse, and as tension increases, movement cannot flow freely through the body.
What Can You Do?
In as little as 10 minutes a day, bodywork helps horses demonstrate marked improvement in athletic skills and willingness and ability to perform. Your horse will experience increased freedom of movement, suppleness and balance.
Bodywork will help you...
Understand your horse's behavior and movement patterns.
Pinpoint areas of tension or tightness in his body.
Assess what your horse needs today.
Be physically and mentally in sync with your horse.
Body Work Can:
Enhance performance capabilities
Improve balance and coordination
Increase flexability and range of motion
A Horse in Pain....
The Path to Spiritual Connection between Horse and Human