Okay, okay. So this blog hasn’t quite become what I thought it would, what with my discovery of the amazing community tool that is Facebook (one billion users can be wrong!) in the interim. But I’d still like to take advantage of my blog as a space to collect “wordier” content than seems to attract attention on Facebook, and to preemptively streamline the organization of this wordy content over time. What wordy content, you ask? Well, do read on and I’ll tell you about it! Below is an introduction to a few posts I’ve been working on and look forward to sharing here soon. Yes, yes, I composed it as a “Note” on Facebook first. If you prefer to read it there, check it out.
Hey! You! HHH Likers! You all are the best. The best! I’m so grateful for your support and engagement in the past few weeks. Thanks for welcoming HHH to Facebook.
I want to keep things interesting around here, so I’ve been working on a series of upcoming posts that I’m going to tell you about before I begin to roll them out in full.
One category of posts I’ll be sharing is about massage in general: the strokes you see me employ when I massage your horse, their effects on different systems in the body, and why it’s good for a body (of any species) overall. I’ll also discuss what it is I look for and feel for when I first meet your horse, and what I’m seeking to effect with our sessions over time. A little anatomy, a little physiology, and a little kinesiology—a great primer on equine massage.
I’m also excited to share four articles written by the queen of equine massage, Debranne Pattillo of Equinology, designed to teach simple and effective massage moves to any horse owner. These excellent articles incorporate relatable context and step-by-step photos of massage for you to try on your own so that you can help extend the benefits of your horse’s full sessions.
I especially look forward to sharing something I hope will be an ongoing series for years to come: case study reports. These reports are based upon my work with a few special horses over several months. They include a detailed discussion of each horse’s conformation and adaptive posture, movement patterns, the owner’s goals for her horse, my findings during massage, visual charts collected during the course of therapy, and a final assessment and analysis of our time together. (Pst—ask me about doing a case study with YOUR horse.)
Finally, I’m working out the details for what I hope to be another ongoing series in collaboration with one pretty cool guest writer—stay tuned for more on that one, and for all of the above soon!