As my clients know, I like to customize a follow-up plan based on my findings during their horse's massage. These are techniques for the client to explore between sessions, and may include a massage move or a gentle stretching routine designed to complement the horse's training goals and sustain the benefits of the massage. Many of you report profound changes to and insights into your horse's body after massaging your horse yourselves--I love hearing about these!
For those of you curious about general techniques beyond the ones I tailor to your horse's sessions, Debranne Pattillo, founder and chief instructor at Equinology INC®, has compiled "A Horse Owner's Guide to Equine Massage," with universally applicable bodywork guidelines and techniques for every horse owner to try. I'll be linking to the series over the next few weeks, starting today with "PART ONE: Guidelines and Prominent Points of the Horse Before You Begin."