Category Archives: chiropractor & massage

Animal chiropractor visits.

Massage for Dante

Massage for him today. Something I had noticed and that was confirmed for me was he holds his releases and you need to back off when he starts to fidget and then he will release – he also will release … Continue reading

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Masterson Method: working on the neck, withers, shoulders and forelegs

It’s not unusual even for experts, such as your equine vet, not to know where a horses’ pain originates especially if it is expressed as intermittent lameness. Doing regular bodywork massage with your horse can help you locate the issues … Continue reading

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Masterson Method: the hind end engine

This continues my series on the Masterson Method and today’s focus is on the hindquarters. The work on the hind end is more about touching certain points and waiting for the release then it is about traveling the fingers across … Continue reading

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Masterson Method: Bladder Meridian and the horse’s topline

Why I love the Masterson Method (equine bodywork system): 1.) Easy to learn and easy to apply; 2.) Non-invasive and unlike some extreme chiropractic work does not pop or crack joints so no need to worry about doing unintentional damage; … Continue reading

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thoughts on building up Dante’s back

Frisians were originally bred to be pull carriages, not work as riding horses. While this breed can be very showy with their high head carriage and dancer-like gaits, they often have a long back which makes it poor for weight … Continue reading

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cantering

Z has always been reluctant to canter. Even when she came to me at about 20¬†months old she didn’t canter much in the pastures, but preferred trotting. It’s interesting that Dear One and Big Guy much preferred cantering over trotting. … Continue reading

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Z’s big improvement

If you’ve read the blog for awhile, you may remember that Z has has a horrible time learning how to pick up her feet. Having her trimmed was an exhausting procedure for both myself and the trimmer. I’m happy to … Continue reading

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