Massage Techniques for Horse and Rider

Author: Mary W. Bromiley,Blyth Tait

Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

ISBN: 9781847971838

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 1996

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New in paperback, this classic text is essential for all those involved in equestrianism, from the backyard rider to top competitors worldwide Massage as a curative treatment has been practiced in China since around 2700 BC and has long been established as a highly effective therapy for both horse and rider. In this authoritative book, leading veterinary physiotherapist Mary Bromiley introduces the reader to the benefits and techniques of both Eastern and Western massage for horse and rider. Covering in detail the surface anatomy, circulatory, muscular. and nervous systems, this book enables the reader to identify and understand the reasons and philosophies underlying the many different methods and types of massage.
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Osteopathy and the Treatment of Horses

Author: Anthony Pusey,Julia Brooks,Annabel Jenks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405169524

Category: Medical

Page: 234

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"A clinically-orientated text providing comprehensive information on the rationale, procedures and practice of effective and safe osteopathy on horses. Osteopathy and the Treatment of Horses is a much-needed resource written by a number of leading specialists in the field. This comprehensive text presents the scientific basis of how osteopathy works in animals, as well as providing a working guide to the technical skills needed to perform osteopathic procedures. Drawing on well established practices for humans this book provides details on the full variety of diagnostic and therapeutic osteopathic procedures that can be applied to horses. Demonstrates how professionals treating equine locomotor problems can adapt different procedures in different clinical settings. Covers both treatment with and without sedation and general anaesthetic"--Provided by publisher.
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Practical Horse Massage

Techniques for Loosening and Stretching Muscles

Author: Renate Ettl

Publisher: Cadmos Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783861279037

Category: Pets

Page: 96

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A complete introduction to horse massage by a professional horse physiotherapist This is a book for everyone who wants to help their horses relax and regenerate after competitions or long rides. Horses are very prone to muscular injuries and most owners are keen to keep them in good condition, free from unnecessary discomfort. Chapters include The Horse's Body, Getting Horses Fit, How Massage Can Help, Massage Techniques, Stretching, and Problem Areas. Step-by-step massage techniques and easy-to-learn stretching exercises and other techniques put the subject into perspective.
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Horse Massage for Horse Owners

Improve Your Horse's Health and Wellbeing

Author: Sue Palmer

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1908809663

Category: Pets

Page: 128

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This book is a must for anyone who would like to improve the health, wellbeing or performance of their horse. Practical, educational and easy to follow, the author shares with you the knowledge and skills you need to massage your own horse. Learn about equine anatomy, massage techniques, and how to combine the moves to develop a complete massage routine. With the emphasis on how you can work with your own horse, Sue offers an insight into how to reduce pain and stiffness in your horse as well as improve performance. Massaging your horse gives something back in return for all he does for you, and will help you and your horse to truly enjoy the time that you spend together.
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Equine massage

a practical guide

Author: Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt

Publisher: Howell Books

ISBN: 9780876059982

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 228

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People in the horse world know all too well that performance horses, like human athletes, are trained, fed and cared for so they can go faster, jump higher and run longer. Daily training and competing can result in injuries, aches and pains, which if treated by drugs alone may only mask the problem and not remedy it. This is why equine massage therapist Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt created a program of techniques that will enable owners and riders, trainers and grooms to: li>Alleviate soreness and pain in the horse's most vulnerable stress sites Identify and treat the injuries common to any horse sport Use relaxation and maintenance routines for the horse's mental and physical well-being BR>The Howell Equestrian Library
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Riding Through Thick and Thin

Make Peace with Your Body and Banish Self-Doubt--In and Out of the Saddle

Author: Melinda Folse

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570766584

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

View: 7908

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Many if not most women have been locked in a battle with their bodies for as long as they can remember. And when it comes to riding horses, they drag their arsenal of self-doubt with them every time they step into the saddle. Some quit riding completely. Others ride, but are frustrated by their lack of progress as riders or what they see as poor performance. They succumb to silent self-torment as they wonder how they look, what others think, and whether they have any business on the back of a horse if their jeans feel a little too tight. Regardless of seat size, riding discipline, or the degree — or even truth — of the body issues with which they struggle, the scars on female self-image in our society run deep and wide. So with the humor and big-sisterly swagger that readers and reviewers have come to love, Melinda Folse, author of bestseller The Smart Woman’s Guide to Midlife Horses, has decided to step in with a delightful, insightful, fulfilling new book. Riding Through Thick and Thin delves to the bottom of the issues that have long held women hostage, bringing together experts, research, resources, and stories to encourage, inspire, and empower. Readers will find some answers that may surprise them: Believe it or not, this is not about losing weight or getting fit (although if that’s a point of interest, there’s a section packed with helpful tools and ideas). This book is more about what’s going on in every woman’s mind — and it taps new findings in neuroscience to reveal that permanent change to deeply ingrained body image issues is not only possible, but it may be much easier than we think.
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The Career Guide to the Horse Industry

Author: Theodore A. Landers

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766848498

Category: Education

Page: 192

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For individuals already employed in the horse industry or for those seeking equine employment for the first time, the guide is a must read for anyone searching for an equine career. It not only informs readers of up to 70 interesting and rewarding occupations within the horse industry, but it covers the basic skills from preparing and conducting a job search, to accepting a job offer. Tips on answering ads, writing resumes and cover letters, researching, and handling personal interviews provide readers with strategies for reaching their career goals and help them cope successfully with situations that defeat so many job seekers. Time and resource management techniques are included with other practical ways to maintain employment by those experienced in equine professions. Including abundant reference information and photos, this guide is the start to finish for getting your equine career on the right track.
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Adams and Stashak's Lameness in Horses

Author: Gary M. Baxter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470961775

Category: Medical

Page: 1272

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The Sixth Edition of Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses builds on the book’s reputation as the classic gold-standard reference on equine lameness. Now in full color, the text has been fully revised and streamlined to improve user-friendliness, with a new, simplified format and a stronger emphasis on the diagnosis and management of lameness. A valuable supplementary DVD provides a complete guide to diagnosing lameness, offering additional anatomical images; video clips demonstrating key procedures such as physical examination, flexion tests, perineural and intrasynovial anesthesia; and examples of lameness conditions in motion. The Sixth Edition presents new or significantly rewritten chapters on the axial skeleton, principles of musculoskeletal disease, principles of therapy for lameness, occupation-related lameness conditions, and lameness in the young horse. The diagnostic procedures chapter has also been significantly expanded to reflect advances in this important area. Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses, Sixth Edition is an essential addition to any equine practitioner’s bookshelf.
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Equine Massage

A Practical Guide

Author: Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, LMT

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780470073384

Category: Pets

Page: 352

View: 4219

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A long-awaited update of the classic equine massage reference Fully revised and updated, this new edition provides step-by-step instructions and more than 180 photographs and diagrams to help riders and professionals alike master equine massage techniques. This authoritative guide provides detailed information about massage movements, pressures, rhythms, and sequences. It includes: * An introduction to equine anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology * Practical information on stretching and hydrotherapy * Four new chapters covering equine myofascial massage, Equine TMJ (temporomandibular joint) Dysfunction Syndrome, Equine Muscular Compensation Phenomenon, and saddle fitting * A conformation check-up routine * Information about areas of stress specific to each discipline and different massage techniques and routines for different situations * A handy comb-bound format that lays flat for convenient use in the stable Equine massage enhances the performance and quality of life of horses by increasing flexibility, reducing stiffness, improving attitude, and shortening recovery time from injury. In addition to its many health benefits, equine massage strengthens the bond between the horse and his owner, trainer, or groom. Using these techniques, you'll learn to "see" with your hands and sense areas that need special attention. Equine Massage, Second Edition is truly a hands-on guide to proven massage techniques that improve a horse's well-being.
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