What is Your Horse’s “Best Self”?
Since 2007, I have been serving horses and their owners in resolving and preventing performance issues. Having worked with thousands of horses in my practice, I can help you identify the reasons for performance issues. You may have noticed your horse short-stepping, not taking a lead, bucking, having a change in attitude or behavior, grinding teeth, refusing jumps, etc.
Once health issues—which should always be addressed by a veterinarian—are ruled out, the owner or trainer is often puzzled about the cause of the performance issue.
Primary causes of performance and behavior challenges:
- Tension & restriction – resulting in muscle pain, restricted range of motion, and compensatory lameness
- Mental or emotional stress – caused by pain and restriction, puts the horse in constant ‘fight or flight’ mode
- Lack of suppleness – mental and physical suppleness* is precondition for preventing injury
- Lack of strength – lack of muscle tone leads to compensatory movement, injury, restriction and pain
- Saddle fit – ill-fitting saddles cause damage to the horse’s body and sometimes severe behavior problems
The solution lies in the Path to Performance™—a three-prong approach to a well & able horse.
This approach focuses on the foundation of wellness and performance—creating a relaxed, supple and strong horse—and is based on my experience in bodywork with horses, extensive studies in horse behavior, and interest and background in classical German horsemanship according to HDV12 German Cavalry Manual.
The Path to Performance™ addresses the foundation for a willing and able equine athlete:
I look forward to working with you to discover what your horse’s ‘best self’ looks like!
Please contact me with your questions or to book a service.
*supple [adjective] – readily adaptable or responsive to new situations
Horse Massage, bodywork and guided exercises. Masterson Method® certified.
Personal and group instruction. Learn to relax, supple, and strengthen your horse.
I will be honored to speak to your group or club or present at your event.
Path to Performance™ seminars at your barn.