Category Archives: Core Stability Exercises

Activate your Horses Core exercises by Dr. Hilary Clayton and Natalie Stubbs

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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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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Reflections on Z’s horse training

Perhaps one of the things that irritate me the most about the horse community is the rigid thinking. The idea that there is only one way to do something with horses and if you don’t do it your mentor’s way … Continue reading

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training increments

Now that Z has been home, watching her being ridden and riding her myself, my plan on her training has become clearer to me. My purpose on sending her to RH has been accomplished – she knows about having a … Continue reading

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Pelvic Fracture in Horse

I’ve had quite a number of visitors due to the “pelvis fracture” posts on my horse Big Guy. To make it a little easier for you to find what you need I thought I would post this summary: In Jan. … Continue reading

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chiropractor

Yesterday the chiropractor once again came by for her monthly visit to work on the Big Guy. He was able to hold up a back lift on his sacrum for quite some time! He’s obviously much stronger and Dr. D … Continue reading

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