Alternative Therapies

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Horse owners today have an array of complementary practices and products to turn to in the care and management of their equine partners. Things like acupuncture, chiropractic and massage are now more widely accessible than ever before.

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Seasonal Pruritus (commonly known as Sweet Itch) is the most common allergic skin condition in horses.

Carrot Stretches for Horses

By Lindsay Day, REMT - Dynamic mobilization stretches, or "carrot stretches," should be performed on level, non-slip footing in an enclosed area, with the horse standing square and balanced. Encourage the horse to hold each position for several seconds, followed by a moment to allow them to relax their muscles and return to neutral before the next attempt.

Equine Lameness: Emerging Technologies for Rehabilitation

By Jess Hallas-Kilcoyne - Despite their strength and grace, horses can be notoriously prone to a range of injuries, from torn tendons and ligaments to fractured bones. Over the past two decades a host of rehabilitation technologies have emerged, all intended to speed up recovery from various lamenesses.

Connecting Through Touch with Equine Massage Therapist Sidonia McIntyre

Interviewed by Ceileidh Sager - Absolutely dedicated to giving back to the animal she calls “the perfect creature,” human registered massage therapist (RMT) turned certified equine massage therapist (CEMT), Sidonia McIntyre, has spent over a decade developing and refining her own unique equine massage program. Seeing her clients benefitting from this program, Sidonia realized the need for more people to learn about the value of massage to equine wellness, so she retired from active practice in 2007 to devote herself to educating horse owners and enthusiasts.