Why Bodywork?

"Movement is the aim of the art of equestrianism, which resides in the comprehension, maintenance, and guidance of the horse's efforts in a state of physical and emotional harmony."  - Jean Marie-Denoix  


Regular training, conformational challenges, tack, habitual postures, environmental conditions, modern husbandry and repetitive work all contribute to wear and tear on equine athletes and pleasure horses.

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Proper upkeep saves money.  Horses are supreme athletes capable of extraordinary maneuvers.  Despite this, they are highly susceptible to injuries and diminished mobility.  They must learn how to elicit and maintain postures to support human demands.  An investment in preemptive maintenance therapies may prevent costlier issues that affect performance and behavior.  


We believe that the ideal fitness and rehabilitative collaboration includes vet, rider, trainer, horse, bodyworker, farrier, & dentist. 


Bodywork cannot replace proper veterinary care.


Bodywork and Therapy Benefits: 

  • Enhances muscle tone and range of motion.
  • Reduces inflammation and swelling in the joints.
  • Improves proprioception.
  • Augments depletion of excessive fluids & waste.
  • Improves muscle contraction.
  • Promotes the healing process. 
  • Boosts nutrient flow to the muscles.
  • Stimulates circulation and releases endorphins.
  • Supports whole body health by efficiently directing physiological processes.

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