The "how to" manual of sports massage for the equine athlete

Author: Mary Schreiber
Publisher: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 122
View: 2057

Sports Massage for Horses

Author: Pennie Hooper
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
ISBN: 9781570763250
Category: Pets
Page: 60
View: 2314
The basics of equine sports massage using simple techniques such as compression and cross-fibre friction,

Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies

Author: Audrey Pavia,Kate Gentry-Running
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118052327
Category: Pets
Page: 388
View: 6211
Want to know the best ways to care for your horse? Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies gives you up-to-the-minute guidance on keeping horses healthy at all stages of life. It provides the latest information on equine nutrition and healthcare, explaining how your horse’s body functions and how to keep it in good working order. Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternative therapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide explains exactly what to feed your four-legged “hayburner” and how much. You’ll find out what kind of preventive care is vital to keeping your horse in good physical shape and how to recognize signs of illness when things go wrong. You’ll get the low-down on the diseases and conditions most likely to plague the domestic horse and find help in deciding whether to treat problems yourself or call the vet. Discover how to: Manage your horse’s diet House your horse safely and comfortably Tend to the daily details of horse care Examine coat, eyes, hooves and manure Identify, control, and prevent equine diseases Understand links between horse behavior and health Practice good horse nutrition Grow your own horse food Cover horse-health-care costs Breed your horse Care for pregnant mares and newborns A healthy horse is a happy horse. Keep your horse fit with a little help from Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies, and you’ll be happy too!

Cool Careers Without College for Animal Lovers

Author: Chris Hayhurst
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823935000
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
View: 6803
Profiles the characteristics of and qualifications needed for twelve jobs that involve working with animals.


A Career at Your Fingertips : the Complete Guide to Becoming a Bodywork Professional
Author: Martin Ashley
Publisher: Enterprise Publishing (NY)
ISBN: 9780964466203
Category: Massage
Page: 285
View: 9358
Advice for pursuing a career in massage and bodywork. Profiles of massage schools plus directories of associations are included.

Practical Horse Massage

Techniques For Loosening And Stretching Muscles
Author: Renate Ettl
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461748860
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 96
View: 2823
"Practical Horse Massage puts massage techniques and stretching exercises into perspective and is easy to learn."--Alaska Horse Journal "If you've ever thought that massage or stretching could benefit your horse, Practical Horse Massage is an easy, but thorough read."--Horse Illustrated "Well illustrated with color photographs, the author leaves nothing to chance and makes sure the reader will understand the various massage procedures by using pictures as well as text instructions."--The Northwest Horse Source This book provides a complete introduction to horse massage, with easy-to-learn techniques and exercises. It is a book for everyone who wants to help their horses to relax and regenerate after competitions or long rides.

Step-by-Step Equine Massage

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-2776
Author: Cherry Baldridge,Candy Sipka
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603426329
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 32
View: 4380
Relieve Soreness, Improve Flexibility, and Keep Your Horse Sound Does your horse have a nagging soreness that won't go away? Does a mystery lameness come and go without obvious cause? Has your horse's performance deteriorated over the past few months? Do you want to prevent these problems from happening? If your answer is yes, then equine massage can help! Massage therapy is an excellent tool for preventing and relieving muscle soreness in horses. With the simple step-by-step techniques outlined by sisters Candy Sipka and Cherry Baldridge, you'll be able to identify and solve muscle soreness, on your own or with the assistance of a professional equine massage therapist. You'll learn the proper massage techniques and where to use them on a horse, simple stretches that can restore or improve a horse's flexibility, and even the proper position to take when working hands-on with a horse.

The Equine Athlete

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Horses
Page: N.A
View: 5121

Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery

Author: Kenneth W Hinchcliff,Andris J. Kaneps,Raymond J. Geor
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702054224
Category: Medical
Page: 1320
View: 6710
Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery provides the most up-to-date, in-depth coverage of the basic and clinical sciences required for management of the equine athlete. The unique treatment of exercise physiology and training within a clinical context, together with detailed review of all diseases affecting athletic horses, makes this the most comprehensive text available. The book will provide a thorough grounding in the basic physiology of each body system, and in particular the responses of each body system to exercise and training, that will be separate, but highly relevant to, the succeeding sections on clinical disorders of each body system. The highly respected editors have brought together an internationally renowned team of 50 contributors, producing the ultimate reference for veterinarians, students, horse-owners, and all those involved in the world of equine athletics. High quality artwork, including relevant radiographic, ultrasonographic, CAT scan, and MRI images, aid understanding and diagnosis Provides a truly international perspective, including guidelines pertinent to different geographic areas, and racing jurisdictions In-depth coverage of the role of the veterinarian in the management of athletic horses Explores the use of complementary therapies ~


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Horses
Page: N.A
View: 3156

The Injured Horse

Hands-on Methods for Managing & Treating Injuries
Author: Amanda Sutton
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
Category: Pets
Page: 152
View: 1428
This volume is designed to give every horse owner the confidence to take an active role in helping their horse when the inevitable scrapes and strains, or more serious injuries occur. passes on her practical experience of diagnosing problems and her knowledge of the way that injuries affect the horse. of pain management before giving detailed advice on the treatment of the different injury types. Using thoroughly explained methods of diagnosis, horse owners can identify problems and take the appropriate steps to begin the healing process. injured horse, with specially commissioned photographs, to show in real terms how to achieve recovery to full health and soundness.

Beyond Horse Massage

A Breakthrough Interactive Method for Alleviating Soreness, Strain, and Tension
Author: Jim Masterson
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing
ISBN: 9781570766794
Category: Medical
Page: 240
View: 3812
Would you like to enable your horse to perform and feel better, to overcome old limitations and restrictions and reach its full potential? In this book, Jim Masterson, Equine Massage Therapist for the 2006 and 2008 and 2010 USET Endurance Teams, and for equine clientele competing in FEI World Cup, Pan American and World Games competitions, teaches a unique method of equine bodywork, in which the practitioner recognizes and follows the responses of the horse to touch to release tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. This practical book: * has step-by-step instructions, photographs and illustrations * is ideally suited to accompany you to the barn, where you will practice the Masterson Method® techniques on horses. * includes chapters with Tips & Techniques, anatomical explanations and examples from Jim's practice help deepen your understanding. * has a "quick reference" section will point you to exercises that are specifically suited to your particular discipline, may it be dressage, endurance, eventing or barrel racing, or others in the vast realm of horse sports. By using these techniques, and knowing the responses to look for, you are able to: * achieve a release of accumulated stress in deep-seated key junctions of the horse's body that affects mobility, comfort, attitude, training and performance * restore muscular and structural balance, and natural alignment * enable your horse to perform optimally and respond to your training without stiffness and pain * achieve new levels of communication and trust with your horse that spill over into other areas of interaction.

Essential Oils for Helping Horses

Author: Patrica L. Wells
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504361296
Category: Pets
Page: 52
View: 1509
Essential Oils for Helping Horses is a comprehensive guide for using essential oils on your equine partner. It covers descriptions of essential oils, application of the oils, and how to activate the oils. It covers which oils can cause phototoxicity and how the oils should be stored. Essential oils can help your horse maintain optimum health and/or aid in its recovery. Essential oils work in conjunction with veterinarian care. Most problems can be treated from emotional, spiritual, to physical well-being of your horse.

Equine massage

a practical guide
Author: Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt
Publisher: Howell Books
ISBN: 9780876059982
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 228
View: 323
People in the horse world know all too well that performance horses, like human athletes, are trained, fed and cared for so they can go faster, jump higher and run longer. Daily training and competing can result in injuries, aches and pains, which if treated by drugs alone may only mask the problem and not remedy it. This is why equine massage therapist Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt created a program of techniques that will enable owners and riders, trainers and grooms to: li>Alleviate soreness and pain in the horse's most vulnerable stress sites Identify and treat the injuries common to any horse sport Use relaxation and maintenance routines for the horse's mental and physical well-being BR>The Howell Equestrian Library

The Horse Lover's Guide to Massage: What Your Horse Wants You to Know

Author: N.A
Publisher: Megan Ayrault
ISBN: 0982255616
Category: Alternative veterinary medicine
Page: 88
View: 3348

The Acute Poorly Performing Sport Horse

Author: Arno Lindner
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub
ISBN: 9086860729
Category: Pets
Page: 192
View: 5045
The determination and management of performance-limitation in sport horses is very challenging, especially within a short time period before an important competition. In this book experts disclose their experience on: -What do we know about the poor performance horse? -The gastrointestinal tract: medical, nutritional and surgical considerations. -Could it be the heart? -Could it be the muscles? -Monitoring orthopaedic health in competition horses. -Could it be the foot? -Could it be neurological? -Cases where physiotherapy helped to make a difference. -Could it be respiratory?

Equine massage

essential care for peak performance and health
Author: Stuart J. Farnell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780964022416
Category: Nature
Page: 78
View: 8822

Osteopathy and the Treatment of Horses

Author: Anthony Pusey,Julia Brooks,Annabel Jenks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118297059
Category: Medical
Page: 248
View: 4524
Written by pioneering and internationally-renowned specialists inthe field, this text provides clinically-orientated information onosteopathy as a treatment for horses. It explains the scientificrationale of how osteopathy works in animals, as well as providinga detailed working guide to the technical skills and procedures youneed to know to perform safe and effective osteopathic procedures. Drawing on well established practices for humans this bookprovides details on the full variety of diagnostic and therapeuticosteopathic procedures that can be used on horses. Full of practical information, it demonstrates howprofessionals treating equine locomotor problems can adaptdifferent procedures in different clinical settings. Over 350 colour images and detailed step-by-step instructionsdemonstrate the procedures and practice of osteopathy. Covers treatment both with and without sedation and generalanaesthetic. This comprehensive text is written for students andpractitioners of osteopathy with an interest in treating horses. Itwill also be useful to other allied therapists, and to veterinarypractitioners who want to know more about the treatment ofmusculoskeletal problems.

The Complete Dog Massage Manual

Gentle Dog Care
Author: Julia Robertson
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845843223
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 128
View: 4158
Demonstrates and explains relevant and safe massage for your dog, together with information about how the dog 'works' in relation to what effects massage has. Clear, specially-commissioned photos and technique descriptions explain how you can be so much more in touch with the health of your canine companion

Adams and Stashak's Lameness in Horses

Author: Gary M. Baxter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470961775
Category: Medical
Page: 1272
View: 9276
The Sixth Edition of Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses builds on the book’s reputation as the classic gold-standard reference on equine lameness. Now in full color, the text has been fully revised and streamlined to improve user-friendliness, with a new, simplified format and a stronger emphasis on the diagnosis and management of lameness. A valuable supplementary DVD provides a complete guide to diagnosing lameness, offering additional anatomical images; video clips demonstrating key procedures such as physical examination, flexion tests, perineural and intrasynovial anesthesia; and examples of lameness conditions in motion. The Sixth Edition presents new or significantly rewritten chapters on the axial skeleton, principles of musculoskeletal disease, principles of therapy for lameness, occupation-related lameness conditions, and lameness in the young horse. The diagnostic procedures chapter has also been significantly expanded to reflect advances in this important area. Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses, Sixth Edition is an essential addition to any equine practitioner’s bookshelf.