We are taught that the key to improved bone health, including improved bone density, lies in the consumption of calcium-rich foods. However, it turns out that calcium is one of the many minerals your body
Thursday, October 13, 2016
We often like to blame the horse for our shortcoming. It's human to want an easy fix! If you own a horse, you have been there. The horse bucks after the jump? Refuses a jump? Acts saddle sore no matter what saddle you ride in? Tires after 20 miles at an endurance ride so you can't quite bump up to 50s? He just WON'T drop his head? Won't Bend? Short on extensions? You can't get the connection you want with him?
If there is no accident, illness, or structural deformity, you will be quite surprised to find the cause will be a bit of knotted tissue no bigger than the size of your thumbnail; a bit of muscle or joint ligament unable to perform its normal function, wreaking havoc on the delicate structure of your hard working athlete. There's no diagnosis to be had, but a Bodyworker can feel the tension, test with Acupressure, and help relieve pain for the horse. In turn the horse can move freely creating the symbiotic relationship we all crave under saddle as equestrians.
Friday, October 7, 2016
Thank you Allison for introducing me to my new favorite Irishman!!!! Ozzie and Lola were great to work with, I can't wait to come do Bodywork again!❤ And it was lovely to see YOU!
Thursday, September 8, 2016
I had a great time working on Jim James horse this morning! Love my talented clients who take great care of their students, AND their horses!😊💖
Jim DiMilte is a classically schooled USDF certified instructor specializing in dressage with years of experience and a passion for riding and teaching.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Tail pull!!! Bodywork spine stretches make the horses so happy! Rio is waiting in line for his😄🤗💖💖💖
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
This is a FANTASTIC tool to detect ulcers in your equine partner. We all know how an upset stomach feels...imagine if you HAD TO perform rigorous exercise with the worst stomach ache you could possibly imagine having. What torture! Our horses work extremely hard for us under conditions like these when they have ulcers, and it can create serious behavioral issues that sometimes can be difficult to recognize. Acupressure is a very important modality to help recognize ulcers, and can save a lot of money for the owner by avoiding Imaging costs. There are many ways to help relieve ulcers naturally in the horse that have no negative side effects.
If you are concerned your horse may be suffering from ulcers, make a bodywork appointment today and get started relieving your horses pain the natural way😊
Dr. Mark DePaolo demonstrates how you can detect Equine Ulcers using acupressure points. He shows a horse with no sensitivity, medium sensitivity and high sensitivity. This is a very interesting v…
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Releases are a beautiful thing!!!
Saturday, July 16, 2016
They love it so much, even the horses want to practice bodywork on each other!!! 😂😂😂
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Good info to remember when doing endurance or conditioning of any kind! Sponge down in the right locations to assist the horse in cooling down quickly.
If your horse is suffering from extreme heat, hosing can help cool them down. Did you know that if you concentrate on the big, easily visible veins, you can bring down their core temperature even faster?
(1) Note that this is an underweight horse under medical management (returned to proper weight within two months of these photos). Her body condition provided excellent visualization of these vessels, though.
(2) A good reference for benefits of cold-hosing, as noted by one of our clients: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/9458396/ (Credit to Donna Kelly Thibedeau-Eddy)
Thursday, June 23, 2016
This goes for both human AND horse!!! Magnesium is so important, and a natural relaxant.
Are you often tired, sad, anxious, or have trouble sleeping? Do you have heart pains, high stress, frequent headaches, and muscle weakness? The answer…
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Such an interesting aspect of the horse's composition and body structure...from the inside out!
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
This is a great learning video on how our horses connect with their environment through one of their primary emotional connections. Please watch! 💖🏇
Ever wondered how your horse's emotions affect your training? In this video, Rachel explains what makes horses curious, enthusiastic and happy to learn. This is the first in a series of 7 in which Rachel will explore the full range of your horse's core emotions. Find out how a great emotional connection is the key to your training success.
For more info go to: http://connectiontraining.com/the-way-horses-feel-1-living-the-good-life-the-seeking-system/
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Best Expo in the Valley! Come learn how to support your horse through natural care with the best experts around.
But it is not only it`s handcraft quality and functionality that makes the LG-bridle so very successful. First and foremost the LG Bridle clearly stands out of all previously seen bitless bridles due to it`s characteristic to be easily understood by the horse.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Has anyone wondered the benefits to being around the horse besides what we get physically when we ride? What scientifically we gain when we spend time worth these magnificent creatures? Well this article can touch on some of these answers!
Recent studies conducted by the Institute of HeartMath provide a clue to explain the bidirectional "healing" that happens when we are near horses. According to researchers, the heart has a larger electromagnetic field and higher level of intelligence than the brain: A magnetometer can measure the heart's energy field radiating up to 8 to 10 feet around the human body. While this is certainly significant it is perhaps more impressive that the electromagnetic field projected by the horse's heart is five times larger than the human one (imagine a sphere-shaped field that completely surrounds you). The horse's electromagnetic field is also stronger than ours and can actually directly influence our own heart rhythm!
Horses are also likely to have what science has identified as a "coherent" heart rhythm (heart rate pattern) which explains why we may "feel better" when we are around them. . . .studies have found that a coherent heart pattern or HRV is a robust measure of well-being and consistent with emotional states of calm and joy--that is, we exhibit such patterns when we feel positive emotions.
A coherent heart pattern is indicative of a system that can recover and adjust to stressful situations very efficiently. Often times, we only need to be in a horses presence to feel a sense of wellness and peace. In fact, research shows that people experience many physiological benefits while interacting with horses, including lowered blood pressure and heart rate, increased levels of beta-endorphins (neurotransmitters that serve as pain surppressors), decreased stress levels, reduced feelings of anger, hostility, tension and anxiety, improved social functioning; and increased feelings of empowerment, trust, patience and self-efficacy."
Friday, February 19, 2016
Here comes the Spring, and that means more riding! Help your equine partner perform the best they can by supporting them with Bodywork. Springtime special all through March, two for the price of one! (Horses must be on same property, and this post must be liked and shared with your friends)
Looking forward to seeing you!
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Hi everyone, and Merry Christmas!
Winter is a great time to treat our furry friends to some TLC. Inquire about my holiday Equine Bodywork special and receive two for the price of one through January!
Have a happy new year!
Friday, June 12, 2015
Hi friends! Horse time in the sunshine is here!!! Equine owners get more active in the beautiful Northwest weather, creating more demand on the horse's body in the heat. Having a clean water supply and proper hydration can help a horse recover after activity at a much faster pace. Keep in mind that bodywork can also help work toxins out of the system much faster as well, creating that happy, healthy, relaxed horse we all love working with!
Enjoy that sun with your equine companions!
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
It's foaling season! And that means extra work for your mares. Bodywork can be a delight to the rigorous stress of carrying and delivering a foal. Anyone in need of extra attention and care to the new mom's and babies out there please be in touch! Thank you to Cortney Honan for these lovely pictures and the experience to be with the new babies!!!