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The Right Path...?

I can't claim credit for this, and I also can't find an original source to cite, but it's wroth a read and a share:
Discomfort is what happens when we are on the precipice of change. Unfortunately, we often confuse it for unhappiness, and cope with the latter while running from the former.
It usually takes a bit of discomfort to break through to a new understanding, to release a limiting belief, to motivate ourselves to create real change. Discomfort is a signal, one that is often very helpful.

Animal Therapy Magazine

A new magazine has hit the shelves, available at various equestrian centres, but also available online.  A fantastic publication, full of useful info!

What's wrong with side reins?



Dates are now available on my website along with details and booking instructions for:

  • Reiki I and II
  • Introduction to Reiki with Animals and Advanced Reiki with Animals
  • Reiki Practice Sessions

Please visit the "Learning Reiki" page on my website for more information.

I hadn't even heard of Reiki until I met Wendy! 
She asked if she could treat my horse with Reiki one day (whilst on chiropractic duties) and I was amazed at the difference when I rode the next day.

Canine Rehabilitation - TPLO/TTA - My Journey

So, mainly, I "do" horses....... 
When I was told my dog needed bilateral TTA surgery, I wanted to be prepared, so went into research mode....... 

2 legs and 12 weeks later, having just been "signed off" by the vet who is delighted by the recovery my dog has made, I wanted to share my rehab plan in case it helps anyone else.

However, please note, it is only aplan!!!  
Did every single aspect of this plan get carried out every day......no......
- She wriggles, she wont sit still and have cold/heat therapy, PMEFT, PROM etc

Does your saddle fit?

I am often asked by clients to have a look at a saddle and give an opinion as to whether it fits their horse. 

Having a correctly fitting saddle is so important.  Often, the problems and issues being experienced by the client and horse seem to be related to the saddle fit.  

I am not a saddle fitter and never claim to be, if I look at a saddle and have any doubts about it I will always recommend my client refer back to their saddler for professional advice. 

I'm not suggesting that everyone start trying to fit their own saddles, however, knowing the basics of saddle fitting will help you determine when you need to get your saddle fitter out, hopefully before any issues arise with your horse.

Long and Low - what does that mean...?

Another one that we all talk about - but what does it really mean and how on earth do we do it?
I think this is a nice explanation:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8cOq7YWXys

Using a Pessoa

Controversial maybe...?
I've once heard them described as an article of torture....
Used incorrectly for the wrong reasons, like any piece of equipment, there can be problems, but used correctly for the right reasons, I think they can really help.


Carrot Stretches - love 'em!!!

You'll all get bored of me talking about this, but doing some simple stretches  is such a good thing to do.  


Let the blogging commence.......

I see so many articles and bits of information that I think are interesting (because I am a physio geek!), but more importantly that I think are useful and helpful for my clients, that I'm going to try and share this stuff through this blog.....  watch this space!  Please feel free to contact me if you need help with anything or want to discuss a particular issue.

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The Right Path...?
Animal Therapy Magazine
What's wrong with side reins?
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