Our method of retraining the equine body into healthy movement.
Proprioceptors are nerve components that tell the body where it is in space. The proprioceptors respond to injury by trying to prevent further damage to an area. They restrict movement and muscle stretching to defend the area against further strain. The equine body sees injury as any tendon/ligament issues, arthritic conditions, or muscle soreness.
Due to the fact that horses are a prey species (meaning that they have a very strong fight or flight instinct), the restriction in movement, the inflammatory response, and the response by the proprioceptors is greatly enhanced by their strong survival instinct. The injured equine body begins to move in a restricted fashion and this movement then becomes habit.
Our treatments are innovative. We employ methods involving techniques designed at resetting the proprioceptors back into a normal healthy pattern thus restoring normal, lengthened, graceful movement.
We use various forms of massage, exercise designed to restore normal movement, and forms of hydrotherapy to reestablish your horse’s balanced way of going.
These methods work with horses of any age. Let us work with your young horses before the habits become established.