The same procedures apply to the treatment of horses, but now we have the added complication of tack and a rider - but that is why it is so beneficial to have a therapist that can address both of you.
We all know the importance of regular shoeing or trimming to maintain correct hoof balance - you know the old saying "No foot, No horse" , as well as saddle checks and routine dentistry. However it is quite often a rider issue that is having an impact on the horse - do you feel like a stirrup is longer than the other? Or perhaps you keep loosing a bra strap when you ride - these are signs that your body is imbalanced and you can guarantee your horse will feel that and it will have an impact on your horse's performance.
I am very much aware of the emotional welfare of our horses, and how a previous incident or event can have a detrimental effect on their behaviour. It is not uncommon for a horse that has previously had a badly fitting saddle which has caused pain and restriction to still react to that saddle or ridden work e.g. a buck when asked to transition for a while after the saddle and back has been corrected. Equine Bowen, which has an impact on the limbic system (the part of the brain that is responsible for emotional behaviours) seems to be able to facilitate a processing and releasing of that old emotion.
Many aspects of our horse's lives can cause physical and emotional issues such as box rest, separation anxiety, change of yard, work load, competitions etc - all of this is taken into account when treating your horse.
A full back ground history is taken followed by a thorough static and dynamic assessment as well as a hands on assessment. Here I am looking for any lameness, tension, restriction as well as feeling for tension, pain, heat, cold, lumps and bumps etc. I may ask to see you ride if necessary.
Restriction of movement
Pain - changes in behaviour/performance
Maintenance for sports horses - enhancing performance, aiding recovery
Post op/injury rehab
Did you know that some foals sustain injuries during foaling? During a
difficult birth foals can sustain rib fractures, limb damage, soft tissue issues and cranial problems. Equine Bowen therapy soon after birth (as is appropriate) may help resolve some of the more minor complications.
Regular treatments throughout a youngsters growth and development -
especially as they start to come into work / after growth phases may help
keep your horse in good health, preventing and issues before they develop
Don't forget the mums too! Pregnancy, labour and foaling can
really take it out of mares - Bowen during gestation and soon
after birth can help support the mare by addressing soft tissue
issues, pelvic imbalance as well as encouraging lactation in
mares who may be struggling. * If you are a breeder who is
having issues with mares / infertility you may like to try Bowen.
Competing horses will benefit from routine Equine Bowen to help
keep them in top physical and emotional condition. Soft tissue
tension if left untreated will lead to complications which can affect
performance and lead to injury.
Equine Bowen will help keep your horse structurally balanced as well as
assisting with the fitness/recovery process, improving performance,
aiding recovery rates, reducing stress at competitions and improving
Charges - £45 plus travel over 10 miles at 40p p/mile
Veterinary permission is required prior to treating.