Requirements & Frequency
Your horse (body and legs)
should be clear of clumps of dirt and manure. Hoofs should be picked
clean. If moderate grooming is needed, a charge of $10.00 will be added
to the session.
Please have your horse
prepared so we can get straight to work when I arrive.
Someone should be available at
the end of each massage session to lunge the horse to gradually cool the
muscles and prevent post massage stiffness. If the owner or groom is not
available I will lunge or walk the horse for an additional $10.
Stretching is an important
part of a long-term program and is a great opportunity for the owner to
enhance the relationship with their horse. I am also available to
stretch your horse at the end of the session for an additional charge of
Please provide 24 hours
advance notice if your horse is unable to attend the session. Full
charge will be applied if advance notice is not given.
Frequency of Treatment
The effects of therapeutic
massage are cumulative. While a single massage may be a nice treat for
your equine, the benefits of a single treatment will diminish after some
time. Frequency depends upon the equine - his health, conformation,
injury and medical history. I recommend that the average horse be
massaged monthly to allow a regular check on muscular health and impact
Horses coming out of
stressful situations, extensive stall rest injury etc. – programs for
these horses will be customized accordingly.
Those in more demanding work
should increase massage to twice monthly and horses in upper tiers of
training or show and where performance place demands upon their minds
and body, should receive massage every 3 to 5 days.
Older horses and retirees
can receive massage every 6 weeks. More time than this will diminish
the benefits of massage and will allow problems to re-emerge before they