One of the simplest things you can do to help your horse, and the most common piece of homework I leave with clients.

Feel for tightness, and let your hands be the poultice.

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Don’t think too hard – try to quieten your mind and just feel.

What do you sense underneath your hands?

Heat? Dehydration?
Tingling or pulsing?
Coldness?

Movement?

Stillness?

What changes do you feel occurring? Does certain imagery accompany the sensations?

How does your horse respond?

Cat is a Melbourne-based equine therapist and anatomist, led down the rehabilitation path by some special horses of her own. She is currently studying a Master of Animal Science, investigating vertebral, postural and sensory dynamics in horses expressing congenital malformations of the 6th and 7th cervical vertebrae.