The basics of equine sports massage using simple techniques such as compression and cross-fibre friction,
Author: Pennie Hooper
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Want to know the best ways to care for your horse? Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies gives you up-to-the-minute guidance on keeping horses healthy at all stages of life. It provides the latest information on equine nutrition and healthcare, explaining how your horse’s body functions and how to keep it in good working order. Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternative therapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide explains exactly what to feed your four-legged “hayburner” and how much. You’ll find out what kind of preventive care is vital to keeping your horse in good physical shape and how to recognize signs of illness when things go wrong. You’ll get the low-down on the diseases and conditions most likely to plague the domestic horse and find help in deciding whether to treat problems yourself or call the vet. Discover how to: Manage your horse’s diet House your horse safely and comfortably Tend to the daily details of horse care Examine coat, eyes, hooves and manure Identify, control, and prevent equine diseases Understand links between horse behavior and health Practice good horse nutrition Grow your own horse food Cover horse-health-care costs Breed your horse Care for pregnant mares and newborns A healthy horse is a happy horse. Keep your horse fit with a little help from Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies, and you’ll be happy too!
Author: Audrey Pavia,Kate Gentry-Running
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Profiles the characteristics of and qualifications needed for twelve jobs that involve working with animals.
Author: Chris Hayhurst
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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
"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
Relieve Soreness, Improve Flexibility, and Keep Your Horse Sound Does your horse have a nagging soreness that won't go away? Does a mystery lameness come and go without obvious cause? Has your horse's performance deteriorated over the past few months? Do you want to prevent these problems from happening? If your answer is yes, then equine massage can help! Massage therapy is an excellent tool for preventing and relieving muscle soreness in horses. With the simple step-by-step techniques outlined by sisters Candy Sipka and Cherry Baldridge, you'll be able to identify and solve muscle soreness, on your own or with the assistance of a professional equine massage therapist. You'll learn the proper massage techniques and where to use them on a horse, simple stretches that can restore or improve a horse's flexibility, and even the proper position to take when working hands-on with a horse.
Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-2776
Author: Cherry Baldridge,Candy Sipka
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery provides the most up-to-date, in-depth coverage of the basic and clinical sciences required for management of the equine athlete. The unique treatment of exercise physiology and training within a clinical context, together with detailed review of all diseases affecting athletic horses, makes this the most comprehensive text available. The book will provide a thorough grounding in the basic physiology of each body system, and in particular the responses of each body system to exercise and training, that will be separate, but highly relevant to, the succeeding sections on clinical disorders of each body system. The highly respected editors have brought together an internationally renowned team of 50 contributors, producing the ultimate reference for veterinarians, students, horse-owners, and all those involved in the world of equine athletics. High quality artwork, including relevant radiographic, ultrasonographic, CAT scan, and MRI images, aid understanding and diagnosis Provides a truly international perspective, including guidelines pertinent to different geographic areas, and racing jurisdictions In-depth coverage of the role of the veterinarian in the management of athletic horses Explores the use of complementary therapies ~
Author: Kenneth W Hinchcliff,Andris J. Kaneps,Raymond J. Geor
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This volume is designed to give every horse owner the confidence to take an active role in helping their horse when the inevitable scrapes and strains, or more serious injuries occur. passes on her practical experience of diagnosing problems and her knowledge of the way that injuries affect the horse. of pain management before giving detailed advice on the treatment of the different injury types. Using thoroughly explained methods of diagnosis, horse owners can identify problems and take the appropriate steps to begin the healing process. injured horse, with specially commissioned photographs, to show in real terms how to achieve recovery to full health and soundness.
Hands-on Methods for Managing & Treating Injuries
Author: Amanda Sutton
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
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 Publishing
People in the horse world know all too well that performance horses, like human athletes, are trained, fed and cared for so they can go faster, jump higher and run longer. Daily training and competing can result in injuries, aches and pains, which if treated by drugs alone may only mask the problem and not remedy it. This is why equine massage therapist Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt created a program of techniques that will enable owners and riders, trainers and grooms to: li>Alleviate soreness and pain in the horse's most vulnerable stress sites Identify and treat the injuries common to any horse sport Use relaxation and maintenance routines for the horse's mental and physical well-being BR>The Howell Equestrian Library
a practical guide
Author: Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt
Publisher: Howell Books
Category: Health & Fitness
Publisher: Megan Ayrault
Category: Alternative veterinary medicine
The determination and management of performance-limitation in sport horses is very challenging, especially within a short time period before an important competition. In this book experts disclose their experience on: -What do we know about the poor performance horse? -The gastrointestinal tract: medical, nutritional and surgical considerations. -Could it be the heart? -Could it be the muscles? -Monitoring orthopaedic health in competition horses. -Could it be the foot? -Could it be neurological? -Cases where physiotherapy helped to make a difference. -Could it be respiratory?
Author: Arno Lindner
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub
Written by pioneering and internationally-renowned specialists inthe field, this text provides clinically-orientated information onosteopathy as a treatment for horses. It explains the scientificrationale of how osteopathy works in animals, as well as providinga detailed working guide to the technical skills and procedures youneed to know to perform safe and effective osteopathic procedures. Drawing on well established practices for humans this bookprovides details on the full variety of diagnostic and therapeuticosteopathic procedures that can be used on horses. Full of practical information, it demonstrates howprofessionals treating equine locomotor problems can adaptdifferent procedures in different clinical settings. Over 350 colour images and detailed step-by-step instructionsdemonstrate the procedures and practice of osteopathy. Covers treatment both with and without sedation and generalanaesthetic. This comprehensive text is written for students andpractitioners of osteopathy with an interest in treating horses. Itwill also be useful to other allied therapists, and to veterinarypractitioners who want to know more about the treatment ofmusculoskeletal problems.
Author: Anthony Pusey,Julia Brooks,Annabel Jenks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Demonstrates and explains relevant and safe massage for your dog, together with information about how the dog 'works' in relation to what effects massage has. Clear, specially-commissioned photos and technique descriptions explain how you can be so much more in touch with the health of your canine companion
Gentle Dog Care
Author: Julia Robertson
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Category: Health & Fitness
Both a career manual and a reference directory, this book begins with an exploration of the nature of the massage profession, its recent history, and the realities of making a living in this field. All aspects of building a practice are discussed, from finding a location to attracting clients and keeping records. A description of the laws regulating massage is given for all 50 states. The reference section of the book contains directories of suppliers and a state-by-state directory of over 800 massage schools.
A Career at Your Fingertips
Author: Martin Ashley
Publisher: Enterprise Publications
Category: Business & Economics
The Sixth Edition of Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses builds on the book’s reputation as the classic gold-standard reference on equine lameness. Now in full color, the text has been fully revised and streamlined to improve user-friendliness, with a new, simplified format and a stronger emphasis on the diagnosis and management of lameness. A valuable supplementary DVD provides a complete guide to diagnosing lameness, offering additional anatomical images; video clips demonstrating key procedures such as physical examination, flexion tests, perineural and intrasynovial anesthesia; and examples of lameness conditions in motion. The Sixth Edition presents new or significantly rewritten chapters on the axial skeleton, principles of musculoskeletal disease, principles of therapy for lameness, occupation-related lameness conditions, and lameness in the young horse. The diagnostic procedures chapter has also been significantly expanded to reflect advances in this important area. Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses, Sixth Edition is an essential addition to any equine practitioner’s bookshelf.
Author: Gary M. Baxter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons