The basics of equine sports massage using simple techniques such as compression and cross-fibre friction,
Author: Pennie Hooper
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Would you like to enable your horse to perform and feel better, to overcome old limitations and restrictions and reach its full potential? In this book, Jim Masterson, Equine Massage Therapist for the 2006 and 2008 and 2010 USET Endurance Teams, and for equine clientele competing in FEI World Cup, Pan American and World Games competitions, teaches a unique method of equine bodywork, in which the practitioner recognizes and follows the responses of the horse to touch to release tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. This practical book: • has step-by-step instructions, photographs and illustrations • is ideally suited to accompany you to the barn, where you will practice the Masterson Method® techniques on horses. • includes chapters with Tips & Techniques, anatomical explanations and examples from Jim's practice help deepen your understanding. • has a "quick reference" section will point you to exercises that are specifically suited to your particular discipline, may it be dressage, endurance, eventing or barrel racing, or others in the vast realm of horse sports. By using these techniques, and knowing the responses to look for, you are able to: • achieve a release of accumulated stress in deep-seated key junctions of the horse's body that affects mobility, comfort, attitude, training and performance • restore muscular and structural balance, and natural alignment • enable your horse to perform optimally and respond to your training without stiffness and pain • achieve new levels of communication and trust with your horse that spill over into other areas of interaction.
A Breakthrough Interactive Method for Alleviating Soreness, Strain, and Tension
Author: Jim Masterson
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
"Practical Horse Massage puts massage techniques and stretching exercises into perspective and is easy to learn."--Alaska Horse Journal "If you've ever thought that massage or stretching could benefit your horse, Practical Horse Massage is an easy, but thorough read."--Horse Illustrated "Well illustrated with color photographs, the author leaves nothing to chance and makes sure the reader will understand the various massage procedures by using pictures as well as text instructions."--The Northwest Horse Source This book provides a complete introduction to horse massage, with easy-to-learn techniques and exercises. It is a book for everyone who wants to help their horses to relax and regenerate after competitions or long rides.
Techniques For Loosening And Stretching Muscles
Author: Renate Ettl
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Sports & Recreation
The authors, a world leader in equine anatomy and imaging and a horse physiotherapist of international repute, provide a unique blend of basic biomechanics and practical physical therapeutic techniques, to relieve pain and improve performance, particularly in the sporting horse. This subtle and original book will be of interest to all those involved in equine welfare including veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, therapists, horse owners, riders, and trainers.
Biomechanics-Excercise-Treatment, Second Edition
Author: Jean-Marie Denoix
Publisher: CRC Press
Equine Muscle Magic was designed for every horse owner in a user friendly, step-by-step fashion so that you can make profound changes in your horse's health and performance through massage. At the same time, you will build a multi-level connection in your human/horse relationship, deeper than can be imagined. Learn how to clear your mind, perform stretches for horse and rider success, and master the mechanics of a successful equine massage. A 10-minute massage will get you started. Then understand the importance of building a "Body Map," and finally be able to perform a one-hour, full-body massage for your specific equine discipline.
A Simple, Easy-to-use Guide for Massaging Your Horse
Author: Jackie Nairn
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Author: Mike Scott
Publisher: Massage Muscle Therapy Productions
Category: Health & Fitness
Category: Holistic veterinary medicine
In this practical, educational, and easy-to-follow book, the author shares the knowledge and skills you need to massage your own horse. Learn about equine anatomy and the seven key muscles you will work on--and how to draw them in chalk on your own horse. Get to grips with the different massage techniques--effleurage (stroking), petrissage (compression and kneading), tapotement (cupping), and friction (cross-fiber friction)--and know how and when to apply them. Find out how to combine the moves to develop a complete massage routine that your horse will enjoy and find beneficial. The author's wide variety of experience, combined with traditional qualifications, behavioral qualifications and physical therapy qualifications, allows her to offer a holistic approach to working with owners and their horses. She shows that massaging your horse regularly will mean that you can understand him better. Communication between you and your horse will improve as he realizes that you are listening to him as much as he tries to listen to you. Through this and the well-documented physical benefits of massage, his health and wellbeing will be enhanced and his performance will improve. And, best of all, massage is something that will be enjoyed by both you and your horse.
Improve Your Horse's Health and Wellbeing
Author: Sue Palmer
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
The controlled stretching of muscles has been an integral part of the training of human athletes for many years, and scientific studies and results in the field have both proven beyond doubt the value of stretch exercise in improving performance and guarding against injury. Active stretching both before and after exercise helps tone the muscles and ensure a good range of movement, and no professional athlete would ever expect to perform at full potential without it—yet riders ask their horses to do so all the time. Following extensive research into the subject, occupational therapist and equestrian trainer Karin Blignault has written this innovative and thought-provoking book to show how the principles so long applied to human athletes can also be applied to the horse to prevent injury, alleviate pain, and improve performance. Blignault thoroughly explains the basic anatomy and physiology of muscles and their associated tissues, how muscles work together in groups, and which exercises benefit which muscles. The individual exercises are explained in detail, with clear, specific instructions designed to ensure that they are carried out with no risk of injury to horse or human. Stretch Exercises for Your Horse will be of great interest to all owners and trainers of sport horses, and, indeed, to all those who wish to contribute to the constructive development of the horses they ride.
The Path to Perfect Suppleness
Author: Karin Blignault
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A long-awaited update of the classic equine massage reference Fully revised and updated, this new edition provides step-by-step instructions and more than 180 photographs and diagrams to help riders and professionals alike master equine massage techniques. This authoritative guide provides detailed information about massage movements, pressures, rhythms, and sequences. It includes: * An introduction to equine anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology * Practical information on stretching and hydrotherapy * Four new chapters covering equine myofascial massage, Equine TMJ (temporomandibular joint) Dysfunction Syndrome, Equine Muscular Compensation Phenomenon, and saddle fitting * A conformation check-up routine * Information about areas of stress specific to each discipline and different massage techniques and routines for different situations * A handy comb-bound format that lays flat for convenient use in the stable Equine massage enhances the performance and quality of life of horses by increasing flexibility, reducing stiffness, improving attitude, and shortening recovery time from injury. In addition to its many health benefits, equine massage strengthens the bond between the horse and his owner, trainer, or groom. Using these techniques, you'll learn to "see" with your hands and sense areas that need special attention. Equine Massage, Second Edition is truly a hands-on guide to proven massage techniques that improve a horse's well-being.
A Practical Guide
Author: Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, LMT
Publisher: *Howell Book House
Author: Jean-Marie Denoix,Jean-Pierre Pailloux
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Category: Equine sports medicine
Equine Structural Integration: Myofascial Release Manual This book is a valuable guide to Equine Myofascial Release (MFR) for the horse owner or therapist as well as an essential reference for the professional practitioner. This book provides the essential overview and introduction to the techniqyes required to understand Equine Structural Integration. Equine Structural Integration: Myofascial Release Manual presents a logical series of techniques for bringing more structural order to the horses in your care. Equine Structural Integration: Myofascial Release Manual is rich in illustrations of Equine Myofascial Release Techniques for the: Head, Forelimb, Shoulders, Rear, working with scars, joints and myofascial stretching. The book is laid out in a very user friendly manner. The Equine Myofascial Release technique illustrations/photos and their description are kept together so you can easily follow the text while working with your horse. If you are working with a client's horse you can use the book as an added educational tool to help your clients better understand your work. This book is a needed educational tool for practitioners who provide Myofascial Therapy to horses. Equine Structural Integration: Myofascial Release Manual, takes you on a journey through the fascia from the cell to skin, from physiology to movement evaluation and Myofascial Release Techniques for the entire horse.
Illustrated Myofascial Release Manual
Author: James V. Pascucci,Nicholas David Pascucci,Carol J. Walker
Publisher: Sane Systems
Category: Health & Fitness
Publisher: Presses Univ. Limoges
Mary Bromiley’s book remains essential reading for both professionals and the general riding community. This new edition builds on the huge success of the previous editions, first published in 1987. Fully updated to reflect recent technological advances in diagnostic ability, as well as the proven physiological effects of light, magnetic fields and electrical currents on body tissues. This information allows readers to both understand and make an informed choice of appropriate therapy following a diagnosed injury. The original edition was the first book on the subject and it has continued to be a bestseller. Covers a subject that is of worldwide interest. The author is recognised as a pioneer at the forefront of this type of treatment.
Author: Mary Bromiley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Keep your horse pain-free and performing his best! Introducing 27 simple body checkups you can do on your horse—Where Does My Horse Hurt? is a do-it-yourself method for determining when and where your horse hurts. With this easy-to-follow book, conveniently spiral-bound so you can lay it open on your tack trunk and follow the instructions as you work on your horse, you will: • Become familiar with your horse's normal range of movement so you can prevent minor issues from becoming major. • Stay in tune with areas of temporary or chronic discomfort so you can offer relief as needed. • Solve "mystery" or "phantom" lamenesses that come and go seemingly without reason. • Save thousands of dollars by avoiding expensive diagnostics that rarely get you answers. • Learn how to discuss potential problem areas with farriers, veterinarians, and bodyworkers. • Keep your horse actively and happily "in work" for more months of the year, and more years of his life.
A Hands-On Guide to Evaluating Pain and Dysfunction Using Chiropractic Methods
Author: Renee Tucker
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Stay up-to-date on the latest advances and current issues in equine medicine with this handy reference for the busy equine practitioner, large animal veterinarian, or student. This edition of Current Therapy in Equine Medicine brings you thorough coverage and expert advice on selected topics in areas that have seen significant advances in the last 5 years. Content emphasizes the practical aspects of diagnosis and treatment and provides details for therapeutic regimens. Arranged primarily by body system, the text also features sections on infectious diseases, foal diseases, nutrition, and toxicology. With this cutting-edge information all in one reliable source, you'll increase your awareness of key therapies in less time. Focuses on the latest therapy for equine diseases, emphasizing detailed discussions and the most reliable and current information. Organized approach to important problems brings you up-to-date, practical information organized by organ system. Concise, easy-to-read format saves you time; most articles provide essential information in 2 to 5 pages. Renowned group of contributors share their expertise on the timely topics you need to know about. Photos enhance information. Line drawings illustrate important concepts. NEW! Emerging topics include issues such as disinfection in equine hospitals; complimentary modalities to traditional medicine; chemotherapy for oncological diseases; and protecting yourself with medical records. Each section has NEW topics including medical management of critically ill foals in the field; oral cavity masses; radiology of sinuses and teeth; biochemical tests for myocardial injury; protozoal myeloencephalitis update; management of bladder uroliths; skin grafting; managing the high-risk pregnancy; shock wave therapy; and more!
Author: Norman Edward Robinson,Kim A. Sprayberry
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Covering many different diagnostic tools, this essential resource explores both traditional treatments and alternative therapies for conditions that can cause gait abnormalities in horses. Broader in scope than any other book of its kind, this edition describes equine sporting activities and specific lameness conditions in major sport horse types, and includes up-to-date information on all imaging modalities. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included. Cutting-edge information on diagnostic application for computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging includes the most comprehensive section available on MRI in the live horse. Coverage of traditional treatment modalities also includes many aspects of alternative therapy, with a practical and realistic perspective on prognosis. An examination of the various types of horses used in sports describes the lameness conditions to which each horse type is particularly prone, as well as differences in prognosis. Guidelines on how to proceed when a diagnosis cannot easily be reached help you manage conditions when faced with the limitations of current diagnostic capabilities. Clinical examination and diagnostic analgesia are given a special emphasis. Practical, hands-on information covers a wide range of horse types from around the world. A global perspective is provided by a team of international authors, editors, and contributors. A full-color insert shows thermography images. Updated chapters include the most current information on topics such as MRI, foot pain, stem cell therapy, and shock wave treatment. Two new chapters include The Biomechanics of the Equine Limb and its Effect on Lameness and Clinical Use of Stem Cells, Marrow Components, and Other Growth Factors. The chapter on the hock has been expanded substantially, and the section on lameness associated with the foot has been completely rewritten to include state-of-the-art information based on what has been learned from MRI. Many new figures appear throughout the book.
Author: Michael W. Ross,Sue J. Dyson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences