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post #1 of 10 Old 10-29-2012, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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Equine massage....opinions...

Equine massage? Opinions anyone? Good, bad, couldn't care less?
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post #2 of 10 Old 10-29-2012, 06:14 PM
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I use my RMT as an early warning for injuries and strains on my horses :) They get massages once a month or two (more during competition season). Mostly it is for their enjoyment as she rarely finds things "wrong" and if there is a tight group of muscles I know to call the vet! My horses absolutely love her and my oldest is very demanding on where he would like her to massage him!!
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post #3 of 10 Old 10-29-2012, 06:48 PM
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I used to get a massage therapist that also did acupressure horses loved her. She was very talented and I very rarley had to get out a chiropractor,like maybe once a year! But now I have moved and its so hard to find someone who didn't just take a week long course and now think they are qualified!
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post #4 of 10 Old 10-31-2012, 01:05 AM
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I've had my horse less than 4 months. It may be a co-incidence, but the hitchy trot he had has disappeared, and his canter strides - his hind end really comes under himself. I've been doing massage therapy and some "yoga for horses" on him. There have definitely been tissue changes over his croup and the psoas muscle for the better. Now I am addressing some right shoulder muscle tension. On average, he gets some treatment every few days. He isn't a young horse, but I hope to keep him sound as long as possible with all the right care.
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post #5 of 10 Old 10-31-2012, 01:07 AM
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I want a massage :)
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post #6 of 10 Old 10-31-2012, 01:23 AM
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I want a massage as well! My horses get theirs, a couple of times a year, lucky them. Massage is essential for keeping a horse in heavy work comfortable.
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post #7 of 10 Old 10-31-2012, 02:47 AM
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I love doing massage work on my boy! He loves it too! I stretch him wooly, do bending exercises before and after each ride. He loves them! I'm thinking about getting a massage tool to help me work on his hind end now that his work is more demanding of him to sit and push off from his hiny to get stronger!
I also have farrier friend who does massage work if it is something I need help with and he has a thermal imaging machine he carries with him that is very helpful to show where is tight and sore and can use extra attention!
Thinking of this now I may call him in a week or so and pay him $30 bucks for his time and machine!
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post #8 of 10 Old 10-31-2012, 11:41 AM
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Big believer in it and the oh how my horses LOVE our lady! Have had nothing but great results from it!
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post #9 of 10 Old 10-31-2012, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Ok sounds good!

Someone at the barn is having a RMT come in and she asked if I wanted my guy done too.....I said 'what the heck! Sure!' AND THEN 'crazy barn girl' told me all these horrible stories about horses being crippled by it! I used my common sense and figured this girl was over exaggerating (again)!

But I still thought it was prudent and check before someone puts their hands on my horse.....or a huge hammer according to 'crazy barn girl' LOL!!!!

Had experience with lots of chiro.....just not massage on its own

Thanks everyone
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post #10 of 10 Old 10-31-2012, 09:04 PM
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Considering how much my horse likes seeing his massage person, and how freely he moves after a massage, I'm very pro massage.

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