Skeleton of a Horse

The skeletal system is the framework for the horse’s body, it defines the overall shape of the horse. Muscles attach ...
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About Ray

Raymond Bové DRM Raymond Bove is a Diploma Qualified Therapist with over 19 years of experience applying his remedial massage techniques ...
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Muscle Injuries and Their Cause

Despite their size and strength, horses are really quite fragile creatures prone to injury and stress. Two key points to ...
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Stretches For Horses

Stretches for horses are an important step after massage.  The stretching out of muscles after releasing lactic acid helps: muscle ...
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What is Remedial Horse Massage?

Remedial Massage for Horses is a whole-body treatment for your horse. Rarely does one location in the horse's body get ...
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Ray at Work

The relief a horse can have with being done close to the spine in the lower back This stretch I ...
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How to treat pin worm in horses?

Although pinworms live in the intestinal tract, that is not where they cause problems - female pinworms actually crawl out ...
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Why Massage Horses?

Horses are just like us. Horses love massage also. Horses have problems similar to people. They have sore back or ...
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8 Equine Massage Techniques

When I work on horses I have eight techniques of horse massage. These equine massage techniques are used at different ...
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Signs that your horse is in PAIN

Horses can not tell us when they are in pain. As horse owners we have to be observing our animals ...
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Examples of Horse Conformational Defects

Horse conformational defects may be acquired from a build-up of muscle restriction.   Many times I have seen a horse's ...
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Did you know the horse’s coat shows their health?

It's good practice to evaluate a horse's health by the condition of its coat or skin The coat or skin ...
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THE THREE MUSCLE TYPES OF A HORSE

Muscle Types There are three types of muscle in the horse’s body: SKELETAL muscles are the ones we are mainly ...
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ABOUT MUSCLES OF THE HORSE

Muscle origin – the attachment of a muscle tendon to a stationery bone. Muscle insertion – the attachment of the ...
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THE HORSE’S GUM IS A HEALTH INDICATOR

The ‘gums’ of the horse are a good point to take into account as far as an indicator of health ...
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POINTS OF A HORSE

We need a good knowledge of the points of the horse so we know what anatomical region we are talking ...
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HORSE NECK MASSAGE TECHNIQUES

The horse yawning is a good indicator of a state of relaxation. Here I use the side of my hand ...
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HOW TO MASSAGE THE HORSES HINDQUARTERS

Horses get their power from the back-end. So when a horse has a sore back there will, 99 times out ...
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