Equine Massage Therapy

Does anyone know anything about equine massage therapy? Is it effective? Worth the money? Do you have someone you use?
I see the advantages with in myself from using massage therapy and I am wondering if it is also effective with horses.

2 Responses to Equine Massage Therapy

  1. RaeOfLight says:

    I don’t have any personal experience with this (for me or my horses) but I have heard good things about it. I know of trainers who use it on a regular basis. A good therapist can target muscles that end up tight due to injuries. Apparently there can be residual affects even from pasture injuries as a youngster than can impede performance as an adult.

  2. rodmanstables says:

    I’m a trainer/instructor and I do hire an equine massage therapist and an equine chiropractor for our horses. Check out rodmanstables.com..I have listed who we use. We have found it to be worth the money. We have noticed that it helps some horses tremendously, and shows little difference in performance of others, just like many health treatments. I have one English Pl. horse who was very one-sided (wouldn’t bend to the right), and after almost a year of massage and chiropractic, he bends considerable well both ways. (I actually get massage and chiro care each month for myself as well, with great results over time.)
    While massage and chiropractic can be costly, I feel that making horses comfortable is so important.
    I hope this helps!

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