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Horse Massage for Horse Owners
« on: January 10, 2013, 12:22:44 AM »
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  • Horse Massage for Horse Owners (book and DVD) by Sue Palmer

    I came across Sue Palmer at Your Horse Live back in November when she gave a 30 minute presentation on horse massage for horse owners.  I was impressed by her clarity and also her experience and qualifications.

    So I saved up my pennies and got both the book and the DVD.  Oh boy am I glad.  This is perfect for me, as someone who knows little about massage, and little about the muscle groups of the horse.

    This is the first time a ' how to book' has reduced me to tears; of joy not frustration I should say.  I did my first full massage this evening on Del, who is very tense, and at the end I could feel a difference in his muscle tone, and also in his attitude. 

    I have given him a couple of half massages (braciocephalic and trapezius muscle groups) and he has gone from a horse who is not that keen to be touched, and likely to walk away, especially on the right side, to one who chilled out and stood still with half closed eyes.  I am massively encouraged.

    The only thing I do not like about it is the music in the DVD.  At first the guitar music was relaxing and gentle, by the end it was a bit like being tortured by a dripping tap, as it is too repetitive.

    If you know a bit about equine massage, this may not be the book/DVD for you, but if you are starting out, Del and I both recommend it.  :nod:

    Nona


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    Re: Horse Massage for Horse Owners
    « Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 01:52:40 AM »
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  • Hi Nona, did you find that the DVD was integral to your understanding of the method?  Or can one be successful with the book alone?

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    Re: Horse Massage for Horse Owners
    « Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 08:31:41 AM »
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  • I was going to post the other day to ask if anyone massaged their horse.  I have got a massage mitt but its given up the ghost.  Just off to look at amazon.  Thank you  :db:


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    Re: Horse Massage for Horse Owners
    « Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 09:52:04 PM »
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  •  :db: sounds like just what I need  :nod: thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Horse Massage for Horse Owners
    « Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013, 11:36:33 PM »
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  • Christina,

    I am afraid I cannot answer your question at the moment as I have concentrated on watching the video, as that seemed to be a quickest and most effective way to get going.  But I will try to look at the book over the weekend and get back to you.

    Nona

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    Re: Horse Massage for Horse Owners
    « Reply #5 on: January 13, 2013, 11:02:32 PM »
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  • Christina

    The book on its own it very clear, and there are exercises to practise on humans to get the pressure and speed etc right.  So yes, I think one could do very well with just the book.

    Nona

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    Re: Horse Massage for Horse Owners
    « Reply #6 on: January 14, 2013, 12:10:17 AM »
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  • Thanks, I'll check it out.  We have it here on Amazon so easy to get.

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    Re: Horse Massage for Horse Owners
    « Reply #7 on: February 27, 2013, 12:42:36 PM »
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  • I have just ordered this through amazon.  I am getting the book and dvd together as a set.  :db:


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    Re: Horse Massage for Horse Owners
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  • How much was the video?
    currently I use an Equilibrium massage mitten on Trumps.
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    Re: Horse Massage for Horse Owners
    « Reply #9 on: March 02, 2013, 06:21:38 PM »
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  • The dvd is 24.95 pounds


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    Re: Horse Massage for Horse Owners
    « Reply #10 on: March 18, 2013, 08:28:09 PM »
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  • Sue is a great explainer and posts a lot on facebook, daily tips, she has treated Flynn when she's been near me but now is too far away.  Lovely person, I did a one day massage course a few years ago and really recommend them as well so haven't actually got round to getting the DVD or book as we got a mini book with the course.    Really appreciate knowing a bit about it now as Flynn is 17 and getting to the point where he needs massage more!