Under blue skies in wide open space, a horse moves effortlessly with a full range of motion that speaks of nothing but freedom. One of the many majestic qualities that captured our hearts and filled our minds with fascination for our equine friends.
Freedom of restriction in the body provides a fluidity during movement in which motion looks natural, effortless, yet strong and powerful at the same time. Natural freedom can be seen in athletes of all species and varying sports. Although it looks effortless, this natural freedom quality is something that is earned by the equine athlete.
An Athlete’s Recipe for Natural Freedom in Motion
- Follow a pro-active conditioning and cross-training regimen
- Train at appropriate skill levels for the horse
- Check proper muscle conditioning, watch for over/under developed areas
- Include warm-up and cool-down periods for each workout session
- Daily stretches to keep muscles flexible and limber
- Whole Body Care for your equine athlete
- Proper nutrition and hydration
- Veterinary care
- Equine Massage & Myofascial Bodywork
- Chiropractic care
Equine massage and myofascial bodywork can be an allied component of any wellness or fitness plan for your horse. Through noninvasive bodywork, restrictions and muscle soreness can be relieved to give better range of motion and fluidity of movement.
Whether your horse has past injuries, a sore back, fatigue from a heavy workload or is just some how off, Equine Massage can help to restore form, function and general health to the muscles and soft connective tissues. Contact us at Core Equine Bodyworks to set up an appointment for your horse – He’ll be glad you did!