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    09-27-2013, 03:34 AM
Question horse massage?

Ok so my twitch is a verry touchie horse he loves to he rubbed and I was wondering if doing leg massages and back and neck massages will make him happyer? I would be doing them myself and am looking for tips and methods to do this I was just holding his legs eirlyer after picking his hoves and just rubbing and he almost fell asleep on me ^_^

Dose anyone else give there horses massages?
Can you share a tecnique?
Whats your take on massaging horses for the happyness of the horse?
How long do you massage when you do?

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    09-27-2013, 11:12 AM
I massage my horse after a long ride... it relaxes him enough to fall asleep. I massage all the big muscles along the shoulder and back.
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    09-27-2013, 11:40 AM
There is a book call Massage for Horse by Mary Bromiley I have found it to realty help with different types of techniques it even tell you what to massage for different horses activates
    09-27-2013, 05:41 PM
The massage sticks that people purchase for running work really well on the big muscles of horses. Just watch their reactions- if you hit a knot or a sorer spot they can't say ouch like we can so be careful to gauge their reaction. Most horses love massages though! Just like us :)
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    09-27-2013, 05:49 PM
Can you post a link to the massage stick? And how about videos of good ways even if its just your hands on your horses im doing it for bonding since I don't ride twitch but one day I will and I gonma keep doing it then
    09-27-2013, 06:11 PM
There are some videos on youtube that show you how to massage your horse and their reaction if you hit a sore spot. I watched a few and started massaging the larger muscles of my horses, they love it, but if I stayed on knot too long they would back away from me.

One if the videos was showing deep tissue massage and was puting a lot of pressure on the horses, it was interesting but it looked like it hurt.
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