Why You Aren’t Getting the Performance Results You Want.
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 he palpate to be sore. Everything looks and feels as it should but he’s just not flowing in his trot. In response, I begin the experiment.
Over a 3 week period Dancer got 4 acupuncture treatments. About every 5 days. WOW, what a difference it made. He felt better after the first treatment but by the fourth he was really supple. He is swinging over his back, easy to connect and easy to engage. The best news… it’s been 10 days since the last treatment and he still feels wonderful. I’m so amazed at how powerful this medicine is.
Prepping for Competition
How can this benefit you? Think about your training. Is there something your horse is struggling with? Would it help if your horse felt better in his body? Preparing for a big clinic, event or show? Wouldn’t it be great to walk into that competition with your horse feeling amazing?
Think on this.
Scenario #1 is the routine client. I have many “routine” clients that get me out to work on their horse on a regular basis to ensure their horse feels it’s best. This routine is usually about once a month. I’m not advocating treating a horse every week for the rest of it’s life but too often I see us rely on acupuncture as a one time treatment. I don’t think we are truly utilizing the power of this medicine. Let’s try something different…Instead of once a month for several months, let’s try twice a week for 2 weeks every 3 months. It ends up being the same amount of money but I think you will see better results.
Scenario #2 is the client who calls me up to prepare for a big event. What if instead of calling me out every 3-6 months for one treatment, we really make a big impact on the horse by doing 4-5 treatments right in a row. Really give the horse the boost he needs. Again, I think you will be extremely pleased with the result and you will be setting the horse up for success.
Research has proven that frequent treatment back to back is very effective even with long standing problems. My horse just helped prove this. As usual, when I listen to my horse I learn. Dancer is teaching me an important lesson. Frequent treatment is the key to success. Let’s try it on your horse and see the great results.