Benefits of Equine Massage and
So, why would you bother to use equine
massage therapy or other alternative
therapies on your horse?
In this section, I will discuss the benefits of
equine therapy to your horse's mental,
physical, and emotional health.
I will focus mostly on the benefits of equine
therapeutic massage. However, many of the
alternative equine therapies will have the
same benefits for the Equine Nervous
System. The nervous system affects all
three aspects of your horse's health -
physical, mental, and emotional.
First, I will discuss the "Relaxation Response". This is when your horse moves from the Sympathetic
(stressed state) into the Parasympathetic state (relaxed state).
Then, I will discuss the benefits of equine therapy in two sections.
Please take some time to read the information on these pages. Even though this is actually a condensed
version of the benefits of equine therapy, it will give you some ideas of how therapy can help your horse.
Just know that there as many different benefits as there are horses. Each horse has it's own story. Each
story has different needs.
I will tell you that I have NEVER applied therapy to a horse, dog or person that has not received benefit from
it. Quite often I receive a lot of benefit from being the one giving the therapy. Therefore, I consider it well
worth your time to learn some of these therapies and to start applying them to your horse. You won't regret
it. And your horse will love you for it.
Information presented is for educational purposes only and is not intended
to replace professional opinions or recommendations.
Consult your veterinarian for advice about any medical condition or
treatment needed for your horse