Podcast Episode #4: Acupuncture vs Energywork

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In this episode of “Horse Mysteries Solved”… Acupuncture vs Energywork We had an interesting question come in… Fred wanted to know if energy bodywork is the same as acupuncture without needles. A good question! There’s so many therapy modalities available, it can be tough to figure out how each one works… and which one might be best for your horse. … Read More

Podcast Episode #3: When massage will NOT help

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In this episode of “Horse Mysteries Solved”… When massage will NOT help Do you have your horse massaged? I’m sure he or she loves it. :) But do you ever wonder if it is helping in the long-term? Or is massage just for short-term muscle relief? Find out: * when massage is best used * when it won’t help * … Read More

Podcast Episode 2: Do you know these 5 bending tricks?

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In the second episode of Horse Mysteries Solved… Sometimes horses can’t bend well. Or they bend well to one side, but not the other. And we work, work, work to get that bend correctly. This shouldn’t be this way. Horses should be nice and supple and bend easily and effortlessly. What if they don’t? I talk about these 5 tricks … Read More

Can You Strengthen a Joint?

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People sometimes ask if there are exercises to strengthen a particular joint. The short answer is No. A joint is the connecting point of two bones (officially called an articulation). The joint has fluid contained in a joint capsule, and lots of supporting fascia and other tissue. A joint itself cannot be strengthened because it’s not made of anything that … Read More

Horse colic and surgery

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  After surgery, do you know this top indicator of horse healing? My friend Ruth’s horse had colic surgery a while back. He is 22 years old. Tough old guy. He had an impaction that he couldn’t clear. But everything went well during surgery. Fast forward two months. He’s just not right. He’s eating fine, but not as “interested.” His … Read More

Coughing during warmup?

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Any horse can cough during warmup. Especially if it’s hot, dry, or dusty. But what if the horse always coughs during warmup, just at the beginning? Is that normal? Julie was telling me about her horse, “Cal”, as we walked down the aisleway. We could see Cal ahead, sticking his chestnut head over the door and nickering. “Cal is mostly … Read More

Podcast Episode 1: How do we get horse therapy wrong?

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Ever wonder how veterinary medicine gets treatment wrong? I talk about this in this episode of my “Horse Mysteries solved” podcast, “How do we get horse therapy wrong? For example, with skin diseases (hives, fly allergies, just plain itchy) horses are typically treated with antibiotics and steroids. This can help temporarily, but it is not addressing the root cause of … Read More

Guest Post: Toni Horsley – Equine Therapist

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Toni Horsley: Equine therapist Article posted in the Equestrian Hub November/December 2021 issue. — A highly qualified therapist who specialises in a wide variety of alternative modalities, we asked TONI HORSLEY to tell us about her approach to healing.   How do you ‘read’ a horse?   I use all my abilities to read a horse. Typically a few things will … Read More

Crooked Leg

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I love TBT!  Another incredible change after the first visit from a TBT Alignment Specialist (after Mod II).   Just look at this horse.  He’s 25 years old, and has been dealing with a twisted right front leg.  You can see in the “before” photo that even the hoof seems twisted.  There’s also tension throughout the leg, causing ligament ‘bulging’ … Read More

Before and After

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  Isn’t this foal gorgeous?   I don’t get to work on foals that often anymore, so I was delighted to see this baby in Gina’s case report (Gina had just completed the Module II Skeletal Alignment seminar).   These photos were taken approximately 45 minutes apart.   Can you spot the differences?   I realize the photo quality isn’t … Read More