BETTER PERFORMANCE & OPTIMAL HEALTH

Do you feel like your horse's health and performance are suffering and you don't know why? Many years ago I realized there were aspects of my horses health that were overlooked. They weren't at the top of their game. I decided to change that... (1) I wanted to put the power back into the owner's hands to make a remarkable difference in the way their horses experienced life and health. (2) I wanted to profoundly help every horse I saw in a way that didn't require invasive procedures, drugs or surgery.




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Scientific Evidence Proves Acupuncture Works

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Is There A Downside to Acupuncture? Side effects of conventional medicine vs acupuncture. Did you know that 106,000 people die every year from adverse negative side effects of prescription drug use?  Or that 12,000 year die from unnecessary surgery.  Did you know that 80,000 die every year from infections caughtRead More…

Could your Equine Dentist be the Cause of your Horse’s Back Problems?

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How equine dentistry affects performance and muscle development. Is this why your horse lacks muscles over the back? You may not know that although still practicing on a very limited basis, being an equine dental practitioner was my previous profession.  I had a thriving practice from 1998 until 2012 whenRead More…

Kissing Spine

Kissing Spine

INTRODUCTION It is estimated that as many as 80% of all horses have some touching of the dorsal spinous processes at some point in their life. Kissing spine, otherwise known as the Overriding of the Dorsal Spinous Processes is defined in Diagnosis and Management of the Lameness in the HorseRead More…

The Real Benefits of Acupuncture

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What are the benefits of acupuncture for your horse? With acupuncture becoming widely accepted and veterinarians literally seeing the benefits, no wonder acupuncture has spread to the four legged community.  It’s not uncommon to see veterinarians and acupuncturists working in vet offices and clinics supplying a much needed medicine toRead More…

How Often Should You Get Acupuncture Treatments?

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The question I am asked most often is how frequently should one receive acupuncture treatments. In the US, the common recommendation is one treatment a week for 8 weeks but it really depends on how acute or chronic the condition is. This schedule may be OK if the person isRead More…

What’s the Connection Between Your Myofascia and Horseback Riding?

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What does fascia have to with riding horses? Rider Position, Spinal Twist How many of us have an imbalance between the right and left sides of our body?  Probably just about everyone.  It particulary shows up when riding.  I myself have trouble with my left shoulder girdle and my rightRead More…

What is Kinesio Taping?

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Kinesio Taping Did you know that in 12 hours kinesio tape can drastically reduce bruising?  As some of you already know, I recently attended a training seminar on the Kinesio Taping Method.  I want to share with you some of the valuable information and techniques I learned.  First lets cover justRead More…

Why You Need Regular Acupuncture Treatment To Feel Your Best

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Do you realize how important regular acupuncture treatment is? Are you giving you and your horses body enough attention?  I find that horses and riders as major athletes are not tending to their bodies enough.  Imagine this, you just got off work, fought traffic heading to the barn,  you jumpRead More…

Are You Riding Right? Horse Biomechanics

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Psoas, Iliopsoas and Horse Biomechanics In my quest to not only become a better practitioner  but also a better rider, I am constantly engrossed in journeys to expand my knowledge.   Therefore, I feel compelled to share some quotes and notes from my most recent book readings.  The following info is applicable to allRead More…

Is Your Practitioner Competitive?

I was in the barn.  Quietly working on a client’s horse.  Two women were having a conversation down the isle.  I wasn’t trying to eaves drop but I couldn’t help but over hear.  “Susan is great, she has gone to Fill In The Blank School and my horses are alwaysRead More…

Is Your Horse Fit Enough?

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I entered by the old wood doors around back.  I had been to this barn many times and the familiar smell of hay and horses permeated the air.  Today I was called in for a routine checkup on a client’s dressage mare that was just coming back into work. WeRead More…

Solve Your Horses’ Lameness Without Invasive Treatments: Introducing New Massage Techniques!

New Massage Techniques Over the past couple months I have been studying and practicing a new kind of massage called the Masterson Method.  This work is based on the techniques and the life work of Jim Masterson, a renowned equine massage therapist who has worked on many international horses.  ForRead More…

Feed Your Horse The Best: Whole Live Nutritious Food Part 4

Whole Food 4: Herbs and More In our final month of whole foods, let’s talk about a few herbs and “other” foods that are packed full of nutrition. Hawthorn Berries are high in antioxidants.  They contain the flavonoids such as quercitin, and oligomeric procyanidins (OPCs)- the same antioxidants found inRead More…

Your Horse Has Ulcers… How To Start Healing Them Right Away

Equine Ulcers

Why Your Horse Has Ulcers Candace Pert reminded me of an important fact.  Animals just don’t get ulcers from stress, they get ulcers from a certain kind of stress.  The stress involved with the feeling of no control over their environment.  It’s no wonder horses have such a prevalence ofRead More…

Feed Your Horse The Best: Whole Live Nutritious Foods Part 3

Whole Foods 3: Seeds and Such Last month we talked about some great whole foods that are not only packed with nutrition but are treats our horses love to eat.  Today I want to talk about seeds and some other dried foods that are great additions to an equine supplementRead More…

Feed Your Horse The Best: Whole Live Nutritious Foods Part 2

Whole Foods 2: Fresh Foods Last time we talked about why whole foods are so great for your horse and the downsides of feeding processed foods.  If you haven’t read that article, you can find it here.  Today, let’s review some edible fresh foods for horses and what nutrients theyRead More…

Feed Your Horse The Best: Whole Food For Horses

What is “Whole Live Nutritious Food”? Eating a diet of live food has long been considered the supreme type of food consumption.  This is even true of our horses’ diet.  A live food diet consists of food eaten in it’s natural state without being cooked or processed so that itRead More…

TRIGGER POINTS… The One Thing Standing In Your Way to Blue Ribbons

What is a trigger point? A trigger point is a hyper-irritable spot located in a tight band of skeletal muscle.  If you’d had an active trigger point, you know how painful they can be.  They can produce pain locally and radiate out into seemingly other unrelated parts of the body. Read More…

Why You Aren’t Getting the Performance Results You Want.

Performance Enhancement Treatment Frequency I’ve done this before, but wanted to try it again.  Dancer, my own horse, has been working really hard this spring.  He’s been doing great but hasn’t felt quite as good in his back as I know he can feel.  He’s NOT lame nor does heRead More…

"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." ~Thomas Edison
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