Complementary Therapies

Target training - woman using clicker training to train stretches with black horse. Neck Stretch

Before we start with neck stretch exercises, you can read Dr Lena Clifford’s introduction here. Let’s start with the first stretches. If you practice these exercises on a regular basis you will get to know your horse’s body better, improve his/her core strength and spinal health, and help keep yourRead More →

Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium Essential Oil Biological Name: Pelagonium graveolens Parts Used: Leaves and flowers Essential Oil Method of Extraction: Steam distillation. Geranium Essential Oil Scent: Floral, fresh, strong and sweet with a fruity note. Constituents: beta-caryophyllene, citronellol, citronellyl acetate, geraniol, geranyl acetate, isomenthone, menthone, linalyl acetate, linalool, phellandrene and sabinene. Reported ActionsRead More →

Skullcap plant with flowers.

Skullcap Name: Skullcap Biological Name: Scutellaria laterifolia Skullcap Parts Used: Aerial parts (leaves and stem). Contains: Aglycone, baicalein, baicalin, bioflavonoids, bitter iridoids, calcium, carbohydrates, fats, fibre, flavonoid glycosides, glycosides, iridiods, iron, magnesium, melatonin, phosphorus, polysaccharides, potassium, protein, resin, scutellarin, scutellarein, sodium, tannins, vitamin C, volatile oil, wogonin and zinc. ReportedRead More →

Kissing Spines in a Horse

Kissing spines. Adams’ ‘Lameness in Horses’ (1987)1 describes kissing spines as a condition of the vertebral column in horses caused by overlapping and/or impingement of the dorsal spinous processes (DSP) in the thoracic and/or lumbar vertebrae.  Kissing spines lead to pain in the back with the associated avoidance behaviour, suchRead More →

Ang Lea is an Australian Equine Bowen Therapist. Equine therapy

Equine therapy. It had been nine weeks since Cienna had dislocated her shoulder, but when Ang Lea of Horse Fix was called in, the mare was still hobbling on three legs. On top of that, the adjustment in how she was carrying herself was causing secondary problems in her hindRead More →