Author: Mary W. Bromiley
Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
Release Date: 2010
New in paperback, this classic text is essential for all those involved in equestrianism, from the backyard rider to top competitors worldwide Massage as a curative treatment has been practiced in China since around 2700 BC and has long been established as a highly effective therapy for both horse and rider. In this authoritative book, leading veterinary physiotherapist Mary Bromiley introduces the reader to the benefits and techniques of both Eastern and Western massage for horse and rider. Covering in detail the surface anatomy, circulatory, muscular. and nervous systems, this book enables the reader to identify and understand the reasons and philosophies underlying the many different methods and types of massage.
Author: Anthony Pusey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2010-10-11
"A clinically-orientated text providing comprehensive information on the rationale, procedures and practice of effective and safe osteopathy on horses. Osteopathy and the Treatment of Horses is a much-needed resource written by a number of leading specialists in the field. This comprehensive text presents the scientific basis of how osteopathy works in animals, as well as providing a working guide to the technical skills needed to perform osteopathic procedures. Drawing on well established practices for humans this book provides details on the full variety of diagnostic and therapeutic osteopathic procedures that can be applied to horses. Demonstrates how professionals treating equine locomotor problems can adapt different procedures in different clinical settings. Covers both treatment with and without sedation and general anaesthetic"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, LMT
Publisher: *Howell Book House
Release Date: 2007-02-03
A long-awaited update of the classic equine massage reference Fully revised and updated, this new edition provides step-by-step instructions and more than 180 photographs and diagrams to help riders and professionals alike master equine massage techniques. This authoritative guide provides detailed information about massage movements, pressures, rhythms, and sequences. It includes: * An introduction to equine anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology * Practical information on stretching and hydrotherapy * Four new chapters covering equine myofascial massage, Equine TMJ (temporomandibular joint) Dysfunction Syndrome, Equine Muscular Compensation Phenomenon, and saddle fitting * A conformation check-up routine * Information about areas of stress specific to each discipline and different massage techniques and routines for different situations * A handy comb-bound format that lays flat for convenient use in the stable Equine massage enhances the performance and quality of life of horses by increasing flexibility, reducing stiffness, improving attitude, and shortening recovery time from injury. In addition to its many health benefits, equine massage strengthens the bond between the horse and his owner, trainer, or groom. Using these techniques, you'll learn to "see" with your hands and sense areas that need special attention. Equine Massage, Second Edition is truly a hands-on guide to proven massage techniques that improve a horse's well-being.
Author: Sue Palmer
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Release Date: 2017-05-31
This book is a must for anyone who would like to improve the health, wellbeing or performance of their horse. Practical, educational and easy to follow, the author shares with you the knowledge and skills you need to massage your own horse. Learn about equine anatomy, massage techniques, and how to combine the moves to develop a complete massage routine. With the emphasis on how you can work with your own horse, Sue offers an insight into how to reduce pain and stiffness in your horse as well as improve performance. Massaging your horse gives something back in return for all he does for you, and will help you and your horse to truly enjoy the time that you spend together.
Author: Karen D. David
Release Date: 2015-06-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation
The sport of Endurance Riding was established in the UK in the 1960's and was controlled by various organisations until Endurance Great Britain was created in 2001 to govern the sport, from the grass route leisure rider to the international teams. There has not been a book published in the UK covering endurance since 1999 and the author, Karen David, wished to address this. The book is aimed at all levels of endurance rider from the first timer to the seasoned campaigner, with encouragement and advice given throughout. The chapters cover: a history of the sport up to the birth of Endurance Great Britain; how endurance is organised and how to progress through the various levels; selecting a suitable horse; how to begin competing; how to ride a successful endurance ride; feeding and nutrition; alternative therapies; shoeing; training; transporting the horse incorporating UK Legislation; equipment; competing and the support team necessary to help the combination achieve their potential.
A complete introduction to horse massage by a professional horse physiotherapist This is a book for everyone who wants to help their horses relax and regenerate after competitions or long rides. Horses are very prone to muscular injuries and most owners are keen to keep them in good condition, free from unnecessary discomfort. Chapters include The Horse's Body, Getting Horses Fit, How Massage Can Help, Massage Techniques, Stretching, and Problem Areas. Step-by-step massage techniques and easy-to-learn stretching exercises and other techniques put the subject into perspective.
Author: Jean-Marie Denoix
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2001-03-13
The authors, a world leader in equine anatomy and imaging and a horse physiotherapist of international repute, provide a unique blend of basic biomechanics and practical physical therapeutic techniques, to relieve pain and improve performance, particularly in the sporting horse. This subtle and original book will be of interest to all those involved in equine welfare including veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, therapists, horse owners, riders, and trainers.
The determination and management of performance-limitation in sport horses is very challenging, especially within a short time period before an important competition. In this book experts disclose their experience on: -What do we know about the poor performance horse? -The gastrointestinal tract: medical, nutritional and surgical considerations. -Could it be the heart? -Could it be the muscles? -Monitoring orthopaedic health in competition horses. -Could it be the foot? -Could it be neurological? -Cases where physiotherapy helped to make a difference. -Could it be respiratory?
Relieve Soreness, Improve Flexibility, and Keep Your Horse Sound Does your horse have a nagging soreness that won't go away? Does a mystery lameness come and go without obvious cause? Has your horse's performance deteriorated over the past few months? Do you want to prevent these problems from happening? If your answer is yes, then equine massage can help! Massage therapy is an excellent tool for preventing and relieving muscle soreness in horses. With the simple step-by-step techniques outlined by sisters Candy Sipka and Cherry Baldridge, you'll be able to identify and solve muscle soreness, on your own or with the assistance of a professional equine massage therapist. You'll learn the proper massage techniques and where to use them on a horse, simple stretches that can restore or improve a horse's flexibility, and even the proper position to take when working hands-on with a horse.
Author: Willem Back
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-06-06
The first edition of Equine Locomotion has established itself as the book in the equine literature that discusses all aspects of equine locomotion and gait analysis, written by an international team of editors and contributors. The new edition continues this trend and gives the reader a complete picture of the horse in motion, at the same time including many recent findings in this area. The book begins with a history of man’s association with the horse and then continues to discuss with comprehensive descriptions of the present state of knowledge beginning with the initiation of gait and ending with the more scientific area of computer modeling. In the new edition, the list of contributors continues to comprise of authors who are acknowledged experts in their subject areas and includes many new illustrations. • international team of editors and contributors, with leading experts from the USA, the Netherlands, Sweden and France (all centres of excellence for the study of equine locomotion) • editors are from two of the worlds leading locomotion centres – Utrecht and Michigan • highly illustrated with nearly 500 detailed line drawings and illustrations • covers all you will ever need to know about equine locomotion, gait analysis and much more • international team of editors and contributors, with leading experts from the USA, the Netherlands, Sweden and France (all centres of excellence for the study of equine locomotion) • editors are from two of the worlds leading locomotion centres – Utrecht and Michigan • highly illustrated with nearly 500 detailed line drawings and illustrations • covers all you will ever need to know about equine locomotion, gait analysis and much more