I have an equine massage therapist for my horse, I think it is around $70 for an hour she comes about every month. She uses the classic massage techniques as well as magnetics, and I buy her custom liniment oil. I find that it does help him, he seems extremely relaxed during/after the massage and feels more stretched out and relaxed under saddle the day after. But honestly, for me an equine massage therapist is a luxury, more of a gift to my horse than a necessity. I am sure that for some horses that have a lot of muscle soreness a massage therapist is very important, but my horse is happy and healthy, the massage therapist has never encountered any issue, rather he gets a tune up. He certainly enjoys it and it has clear benefits for him, but it is something he could live on without if he had to. I definitely recommend the use of equine massage therapists due to the benefits, but they are certainly not as important as a vet or farrier.
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Last edited by roro; 11-15-2009 at 11:24 PM.