Equine

Why should we tape?

Tape is one of my favorite ways to help support your animal’s body. A well placed application can decrease pain, decrease swelling and fluid build up, improve your pet’s gate, improve mobility, and help maintain the quality of life you crave for your horse or dog.

Why should we tape?2024-04-14T23:02:29+00:00

How long does a Kinesiology Tape application last?

The standard answer is we expect tape to stay on the average of 3-5 days. Applications can last anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks depending on various factors including weather, temperatures, grooming products used, blanketing, the horses work load, the location the tape was applied and many other factors.

How long does a Kinesiology Tape application last?2024-04-14T23:02:00+00:00

A bit of science on how Kinesiology tape works (if you’re into that sort of thing…)

Applied tape triggers the body’s natural pain relief system. Tape lifts the hair, which lifts the skin activating mechanoreceptors (nerve endings) that then inhibit nociceptors (pain receptors). When applied following a manual therapy, elastic tape maintains a continuous stimulus on the area(s) applied, prolonging and possibly increasing the duration of the manual therapy. In other [...]

A bit of science on how Kinesiology tape works (if you’re into that sort of thing…)2024-04-14T23:01:24+00:00

Are there situations when we shouldn’t use K tape?

I love some k-tape!! However, there are a few contraindications that call for caution against utilizing without first contacting your veterinarian. These include, but are not limited to, open wounds, skin irritations, skin diseases such as fungus, recent joint injections (consult your veterinarian about their desired time frame prior to taping), if a fracture is [...]

Are there situations when we shouldn’t use K tape?2024-04-14T23:00:35+00:00

How often should my horse get a massage?

Horses in light work = as needed depending on the situation Horses in moderate work = every 4-8 weeks Horses in intense work = anywhere from multiple times per week to 1x/month

How often should my horse get a massage?2019-12-07T21:26:41+00:00

What results should you expect for your horse?

Increased threshold for relaxation, decreased pain, improved range of motion, improved mobility, improved flexibility, increase eagerness for work and for human contact, more thorough recovery after surgery, decreased the risk of injury to non-injured side during recovery from an injury.

What results should you expect for your horse?2019-12-07T21:19:51+00:00

Do I need to be there to hold my horse?

I would love for you to be there if possible, but often this does not work into an owner's schedule. Often, in a boarding barn environment, there is a trusted barn manager or barn owner that can meet me and give me a quick update before a session. I prefer to do massage in a [...]

Do I need to be there to hold my horse?2019-12-07T21:17:56+00:00

Can I ride my horse the same day that he gets massaged?

Absolutely. Bodywork is not just for relaxation although it helps to reach this to the horse. The primary goal is to increase movement quality and help the horse reconnect to areas that have been segregated due to prolonged muscle tension. This is done in a non-invasive way as to not damage delicate tissues. Your horse [...]

Can I ride my horse the same day that he gets massaged?2024-03-21T23:50:06+00:00

Why does my horse need a massage?

If your horse has any of these traits you should look to schedule an appointment with an experienced equine bodyworker: • Is in moderate to intense exercise • Regular training has increased • Competition level training • Has an uneven stride • Trips frequently • Stands unevenly • Is struggling with certain exercises in training [...]

Why does my horse need a massage?2019-12-07T21:08:03+00:00

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