This horse improved with 5 sessions in 6 months.
Use the power of fascia to help your horse.
Horses change in the first session. How? Conformation Balancing warms stuck fascia (connective tissue) for self-intelligent progress. Elusive limits and tightness disappear by letting fascia flow freely, instead of being jammed and rigid. Training does not solve stuck tissue. Repetitive exercises add to stuckness, creating misery for horses. You avoid force and failure by finding the horse’s body limits. Horses feel better and move better. Anxiety is relieved, since fascia carries emotional memory. (Upledger)
Why do horses need fascia bodywork? Wild horses move about 50 miles a day; repetitive work in small areas does not bring all-around fitness. Domestic riding horses need our help to make up for the loss of free movement that keeps them well organized and balanced. Since many of us sit at desks, we know how that compromises our own fitness. Many horses benefit from walking for 20 minutes to warm up for work.
The above horse became imbalanced at his starting. Pulling back while being tied is a major cause of head, neck and back strain. As the horse’s fascia continues to tighten, he feels more pain and limitation. Then, he’s fearful, anxious and resistant. This all brings difficulties in daily handling as well as unpredictable riding behavior. Basic fascia releases and regular attention to tight areas progress the horse to “dial down” the anxiety for safer work and riding. We follow the horse’s lead on limits and timing.
The above mare had elusive problems not disclosed in her transfer sale. She had relapses of fitness and much anxiety, despite a good temperament. Fascia change, along with riding at the walk for over a year (speed varied) without collection allowed her to “find herself” and balance fully. Notice the longer neck, shoulder development, crest improvement and plumed tail.
I FELT THE TISSUE MOVE LIKE A WAVE....
After the workshop, I came home and spent time with Aspen refreshing our communication. She never left me. Aspen always has tissue issues on the left side of her neck. I laid hands on her and I felt the tissue move (like a wave under my hand) and then I felt a lot of movement by my little finger. It felt like a creek. I am so excited to finally have a chance to get reconnected with my horse. And she clearly loved the attention. Nancy F.
My 12-year-old Hanoverian is moving with the freedom and flexibility she had as a 5-year-old. Canter, to my Quarter horse, meant totally resist, or canter a few strides then break or try to get out of it by any means possible. Now, his canter is nice, soft and relaxed; he’ll canter wonderfully until asked to stop. Rickie S
After her first session, she had more energy and was eager to canter for a long time. After the second session, she was much more balanced and willing to shift her weight to her hind end. This resulted in smoother and cleaner canter departs and our lateral work was much easier. After her third session, she has more energy, like the horse I never knew I had. Thank you for unlocking her potential for a bright future. Your bodywork is money well spent. Marcia S.
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“Hi. I just purchased your book and am starting to use it on my gelding……. This work is fascinating. I tried it on myself and felt the power which also gave me the confidence to try it on my horse. Thanks for the great book and fir sharing your knowledge.…..My gelding gave me such a look of amazement yesterday after I did some head releases on him. The book is so wonderful.” Elizabeth