Equine Massage Techniques : Equine Massage Basics

Equine Massage Techniques : Equine Massage Basics


So, we’re going to talk a little bit more
about different massage strokes that you can use on your horse, different areas where they
are appropriate. We’re going to target the neck with a technique called jostling. There’s
fist compression, where you hold your fist and actually use that to grind into the bigger
muscles of the horse. There are different areas that there’s a crisscross stroke that
you can do with just your fingertips. And we’ll talk about where you want to use that
and where you don’t want to use that. There’s a scooping technique that you use where you
hold your cupped hand and actually palpate the muscles that way and manipulate them that
way. And we will talk about how to combine all those strokes together to give you an
effective workout for your horse. We will start at the head and move back to the hindquarters
and try to cover everything in between. And we will begin up here on the pole with the
jostling, as I’ve mentioned. Do some palpation of different areas and see how it goes.

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