Equine Therapy

How to Book a Session

Simply contact me using the contact form, call or text using the number above or contact me via my Facebook page. I try to reply as soon as I can, but do allow a couple of days for me to get back to you.

When Booking Your First Session:

You will be asked for your vet’s details when booking your first session. It is the law for every manual practitioner to talk to your vet beforehand, this ensures that your horse can get the best care possible. 

The appointment will then be taken for the following week. If this isn’t your horse’s first session, your appointment will be made at the closest availability.

What to Expect During Your Session:

A few questions on the age, gender, health history, tack used, work done with the horse etc.

 Static observation of your horse which allows to check balance and symmetry of the muscles and to get a first idea of how your horse uses its body.

 Palpation, where every muscle, joint, organ and tissue of your horse will be checked manually.

 Dynamic observation, in which I will see how your horse uses its body and the restrictions shown.

 Assessment of the mobility of joints and organs.

A short explanation of what’s going on within your horse. This will help you have a better understanding of your horse’s behaviour, especially whilst being ridden.

 Manipulation of the restricted areas if appropriate.

How Long Does a Session Take?

Each session is different and tailored to your horse’s needs. For this reason, a session will last between 1 hour, and 1 hour and 30 minutes.

 

On the Day:

You can prepare your horse by giving it a quick brush and picking the hooves but please do not use coat shining products the week before the session.

If you wish to ride your horse before the session, please ensure that he/she gets at least 1 hour rest before I arrive, to allow the body to cool down.

After the Session:

Your horse will need a few days off to adapt to the work done. You will be advised on rehabilitation, ridden exercises etc. at the end of the session. 

How Often Should Your Horse Be Seen?

The number of recommended sessions will vary from one horse to another. On a typically healthy horse, the first two sessions will be booked 2 months apart. If all goes well, 3 sessions a year will be sufficient, as long as no other health issues arise.