Equine Massage for Horse Owners
Just like us horses benefit both physically and mentally from massage, it is know to be a stress reliever as
well as increasing circulation, flexibility, help to build muscle and is a bonding exercise that helps you
Massaging your horse may not seem like a priority but you will both benefit from it and your horse will
Benefits of Equine Massage
When muscles are massaged or worked, the pressure from the massage encourages circulation,
releasing the toxins and increasing the circulation. A massage should also encourage your horse’s natural
response to stretch. A good equine massage works the muscles and helps to build muscle and can be
compared to a quick gallop or jumping round.
Equine massage not only helps to release tension in the muscles but also the ligaments and tendons as
well. This means your horse will be more flexible.
For horses who undertake sports or other strenuous activities their muscles, often are not given much
time to relax. An equine massage and a day off can help to prevent injuries.
Equine massage is an excellent way to help horses who are resting or recuperating to maintain their
muscle mass, relieve their stress and burn some energy.
How do I Massage My Horse?
There are lots of ways to learn about horse massage including books and online resources, but taking a
course when you get to learn from an expert is invaluable. Equi-Therapy have a one-day intensive Equine
Massage Certificate course which is designed specifically for those who wish to learn and utilise basic
massage and stretching techniques to improve their own horses wellbeing and performance.