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post #1 of 31 Old 07-27-2009, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Equine Massage Therapy

I was just curious as to how many people would be interested in Equine Massage Therapy if it was located close to you. I am considering making that my job after college, but I don't know of many people here that would be interested. Perhaps I haven't looked enough.

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post #2 of 31 Old 07-27-2009, 06:47 PM
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I'm not even in the same country as you but here in Australia I would be more likely to use a horse chiropractor than a massage therapist. The chiropractor I use works on muscles as well as the spine so he is kind of a massge therapist as well as a chiropractor.

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post #3 of 31 Old 07-27-2009, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not even in the same country as you but here in Australia I would be more likely to use a horse chiropractor than a massage therapist. The chiropractor I use works on muscles as well as the spine so he is kind of a massge therapist as well as a chiropractor.
hmm... ok, thanks. :)
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I'm in Connecticut. Equine massage is popular in my area. I've had my horse done a few times and have seen immediate results. I also feel like I'm doing something nice for him since he works so hard for me. A woman at my barn does it. When the economy was good, she was getting regular work, but her client list has really slipped off this past year. She gets $65 per massage. I've thought of getting certified myself to do it as a side business, but I'll be waiting until people start spending money again. Guess is depends on where you are. Maybe ask around at barns in your area, or get certifiied and start offering clinics to attract interest.
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post #5 of 31 Old 07-27-2009, 08:07 PM
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When the economy was good, she was getting regular work, but her client list has really slipped off this past year.
With the economy, it's definitely one of the 'frills' that has been dropped by many people (in fact, I know many people that have even switched to barefoot to reduce their farrier costs).

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post #6 of 31 Old 07-27-2009, 08:11 PM
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Sorry this is kind of off topic but do you have to go to vet school first or can you just go straight in to equine massage?
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post #7 of 31 Old 07-27-2009, 09:32 PM
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Sorry this is kind of off topic but do you have to go to vet school first or can you just go straight in to equine massage?
No vet school.

Here is a link to one organization that teaches equine massage..

Equissage: Equine Massage and Canine Massage Certification

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post #8 of 31 Old 07-28-2009, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone! I went to the Equissage site yesterday. I'm really thinking about doing that. (After college) I am going to get a Bachelor of Science as a backup too. Just in case. Lol

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I am an EMT and there isn't a whole lot of demand for it in Alberta right now.
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post #10 of 31 Old 07-28-2009, 03:37 PM
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what part of tn are you in?im in east tn and I would definitely like to have a massage therapist for my horse!but the closest one to me is one in gergia so I have never had my horses massaged,i sometimes just do it myself.

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