Sports Massage for Horses

Sports Massage for Horses

by Pennie Hooper
     
 

Whether your horse is a trained competitor or a weekend trail mount, he can suffer from muscular stiffness, strain, and injury, just like a human athlete. All of these common complaints can be treated—and further physical deterioration avoided—with sports massage. In this superbly illustrated, step-by-step guide, human and equine massage therapist

Overview


Whether your horse is a trained competitor or a weekend trail mount, he can suffer from muscular stiffness, strain, and injury, just like a human athlete. All of these common complaints can be treated—and further physical deterioration avoided—with sports massage. In this superbly illustrated, step-by-step guide, human and equine massage therapist Pennie Hooper explains that, with a little practice and simple techniques—namely compression and cross-fiber friction—you can give your horse a basic sports massage. Not only will his physical self transform as he feels better and moves more freely; you will find his responsiveness and general attitude toward work will improve, as well.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Clear diagrams and photos show where and how to apply the massage techniques to aid specific problems."  —Horses All

"A highly readable and instructive manual. . . . Whatever your discipline, you will find this book instructive and beneficial."  —The Aiken Horse

Horsemens Corral
"Hooper holds nothing back in her book...Hooper explains what tools are needed to begin massaging the horse; as well as the best techniques for each muscle group....Hooper offers readers techniques for assessing problems in the horse and how to correct each problem within the muscle."
Natural Horse
an easy-to-read and easy-to-follow guide that enables the reader to naturally contribute to her horse's health and well-being.
Tack N Togs
It's not necessary for horse owner to hire an expensive masseuse to visit their barn with Pennie Hooper's new book.
Dressage Today
Pennie Hooper not only covers horse anatomy and message techniques, but she also offers exercises that will help you develop a sense of what your horse feels.
Horse & Rider
A great guide—and it's one you and your horse will both appreciate.
Horsemens Yankee Pedlar
This is a very helpful book, designed to aid the rider in understanding the horse's pain and to give her ideas about how to deal with it.
Horses All
Clear diagrams and photos show where and how to apply the massage techniques to aid specific problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570763250
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
60
Sales rank:
362,624
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.47(d)

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Horse & Rider
"A great guide—and it’s one you and your horse will both appreciate."

Meet the Author


Pennie Hooper is a professional massage therapist trained by world-renowned massage therapist Jack Mahre.

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