Renee-9680Following my passion, I’ve decided to turn one of my dreams into reality and become a professional equine massage therapist. I believe every horse has a fantastic story to tell – and, what’s more, I see horses as a reflection of our dreams of strength, power, and beauty. As an equine massage therapist, I’m extremely passionate about helping and understanding these noble animals and tell their stories, while improving the quality of their life. By connecting with them I find an amazing connection with their owner/rider as the 2 are becoming one while riding. The horse and his rider come together to an understanding and a bond that is not able to put into words. It’s all about feeling, energies and just forgetting all about time and place. There is no other place than here and now while riding.

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The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse’s ears. ~Arabian Proverb #quotes

“Of course, to avoid getting stuck in that conversation with someone you dislike or feel uncomfortable around, don’t be passive, be proactive. Do not let them direct your interaction on their terms, do it on yours. Ask a Misdirection Question–something too difficult to answer quickly–e.g., ‘What’s Congress up to?’ or ‘You ever learn any cool science?’ When you ask the question, don’t make eye contact, keep moving and get out of there. Do not wait for a response and deny ever asking it. Repeat these actions until you are never again spoken to by that individual (about four times).”
― Eugene Mirman, The Will to Whatevs: A Guide to Modern Life

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Regardless of the schedule in our lives, it is important to spend some time with your horse. It has been a challenge to most horse owners especially those who are extremely busy. Spending some time with our equine partners provides us with a better way to relax, and get some moments where peace and tranquility rule. It is also a perfect prescription where some of the stress and tensions can be released.

Mucking or grooming are some of the chores that have been recognized as great stress relievers. Isn’t that funny, I had to laugh. As mucking out is not always the things I enjoy doing. Doing research about this, I found some interesting information. These are activities which require the horse rider to have an apparent progress while engaging the mind. Sharing duties particular is a form of exercise where your body gets involved as you move the shovel. Just like any exercise it reduces mental stress. As you proceed you get a sense of accomplishment, you also get comfortable knowing that your efforts are working towards making the life of your horse better. Mucking out is a chore that is seen as beneficial, get to like and it will not only help to de-stress you but also contribute positively towards the health and comfort of your horse. To enjoy this task, you can do some other activities which will make the time fly.

Other tasks that came up were; Grooming – Longeing – hand grazing ( I love this, spending time with my horse and just enjoy “the hanging out”. Being pulled all over the place is nice too, just go with it. Apparently the grass is much better on the other side!)  – Tack maintenance, really who would have thought!

Digging a little bit deeper into some more research my favourite one come up as well. It is recommended you talk to your horse; you will not only concentrate but will have an excellent time.  Yes, of course. We all about this one. Gosh, I think my horses know more about me than any human being.  It was interesting to read that; “The horse will “listen” to you, it will feel loved and wanted, further improving the bond between the horse and the rider.” Talking to our horse is something that comes naturally to must riders, a horse owner. Talking to your horse is what we look forward to the most. Right? I most defiantly do, and the best part is that it feels as if they are listening. My best solutions, answers even studying have been done during chatting, grooming and hand grazing. It just puts a smile on my face, that all of this has been researched, and someone came to the conclusion it is the best stress release ever. Just share with your friends and family, that you have found the best place to unwind and re-energize.

 

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Equine Massage Therapy

Equine Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body which includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. It is an ancient complementary therapy first documented in around 2,700BC by the ancient Chinese. It follows similar principles to human sports massage because, like people, animals can suffer from muscular pain and discomfort which […]

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How Equine Massage Therapy choose me

It sometimes is one of those things that just happen. That is how equine massage found me. My daughter had found the stable and as you know she then followed me around every day to ask me when are we going. Finally, after I seriously ran out of reasons not to get in the car […]

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