CATH ANTHONY - INTEGRATED EQUINE BODYWORK
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Cath is offering her services as a fully qualified and insured Equine Bodyworker:
MASTERSON METHOD CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER
TUCKER BIOKINETICS TECHNIQUE MASTER PRACTITIONER
TBT ALIGNMENT SPECIALIST (Skeletal)
April Love's Holistic Horseworks Level 1,2 and 3 (Kinesiology, Caraniosacral Therapy)
Therapy Sessions are about 1 and 1\2 hours long (2 hours absolute max - usually the first one to check horses history etc.)
Session is £55 plus travel.
Travel is 40p per mile
Some of the SYMPTOMS/ WARNING SIGNS your horse may be displaying:
Tripping, Head shy, Bucking, Spooking at nothing, Bunny hopping, Disunited in canter, Unable to hold gait, Unable to pick up a canter lead, Crooked, reluctance to go forward, head tossing, short striding
Which horses need bodywork?
All horses benefit from bodywork from those which compete (sports horse) to those which have a non competitive job. They all still have to carry a rider and have a job to do. In order for them to have a long healthy life it is important that they have correct musculoskeletal alignment to allow them build the correct muscles in the right places.
For the competition horse if seen regularly it becomes preventative. It enables them to be on top of their game performing at their best both physically and mentally.
The non-competitive/ pleasure horse may need to be seen less regulary (Pleasure horses would benefit from 12-16 weeks apart)
For all horses don’t wait for them to tell you that they have a problem (performance drops off, become heavy in the hand, not quite getting their shoulders out of the way, not pushing off equally from behind both on the flat and jumping etc) If you get to that stage you are a bit too late - look for the warning signs.
PLEASE EMAIL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT A BODYWORK SESSION FOR YOUR HORSE- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why do well-trained horses buck? Because they are in pain somewhere in their bodies, say most professional trainers. Mysterious lameness? It all starts somewhere. The signals that are frequently missed include pinning the ears, swishing of a tail, unwilling to switch leads, girthy, tripping, or disunited at the canter.
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I usually work in a stable where possible so the horse has the freedom to move around but quite happy to work outside if this suits the horse better. After a treatment it is better if the horse can be turned out to move around or if this is not appropriate 15 mins walking is beneficial. Next day as a day off or if they need to be worked maybe just a gentle hack.
Having booked a session I will send you a form to complete before coming to work on a horse as this gives me the relevant contact details and some information/ history about the horse for my records.
Happy to give homework of exercises which I feel will be beneficial including rehab after veterinary work. These include static and dynamic exercises - to encourage the horse to work correctly, improve suppleness, and core strength
What is Tucker BioKinetic? Initially body check ups are carried out to see where the horse may be sore or restricted in his body and alignment issues. Tucker BioKinetic is an alignment modality where it aligns the body (Muscloskeletal Alignment). It is not considered a chiropractic Technique. It is more energetical in nature using the body's own mechanisms, it zooms-in on the primary, underlying issue to heal.
When happy that the skeletal Alignment is good we work at a deeper level looking for functional problems within the body.
What does it do? Tucker BioKinetic engages BioKinetic MasterPoints to "coax" the bones of the horse to realign correctly. A very gentle treatment, horses love it.
TBT Alignment Specialist
TBT Alignment Specialists are able to correctly align the horse skeleton. Including head, body, legs, pelvis, and tail.
If the primary cause of a horse's issues is skeletal alignment, those issues will be corrected.
Alignment specialists align the bones in the unique order needed for the individual horse.
TBT Practitioners align the horse including viscera (organs) issues.
For example, sometimes the primary cause of a tight lower back is the lumbar vertebrae. However, sometimes the cause is an organ, such as the liver, making the lower back tight.
TBT Practitioners can identify primary causes including viscera and correct them.
TBT Master Practitioner
TBT Master Practitioners align the horse including multilayered issues.
Long-standing or traumatic issues can have multiple layers and need "unravelling". These issues can be physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental in nature.
TBT Master Practitioners can identify and correct primary causes in the right order to help the horse live at full potential.
The Masterson Method® - an Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork®
The Masterson Method® - Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork®, is a unique, interactive method of equine massage and bodywork in which you learn to recognize and use the responses of the horse to your touch to find and release accumulated tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. In contrast to most traditional modalities, it enables the horse to actively participate in the process of releasing tension. It is something you do with the horse, rather than to the horse. This participation and interaction is what makes the method fascinating for those who use it. In fact, if you do not allow the horse to participate, it does not work!
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This work helps release the deep Musculoskeletal and Cranial energetic blocks in your horse; which will help your horse come back to being a happy, comfortable, balanced and fluid mover under saddle. This is deep physical body unwinding releasing stuck skeletal issues as well as tight muscle issues not allowing the joints to load correctly causing mysterious lameness issues by Releasing Trapped Emotions, Releasing Defensive Posture, Accupressure Energy Work, Craniosacral Therapy, Applied Kinesiology, and Horse Yoga
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