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April 10, 2005

Make The Most Of Equine Grooming With Massage

For anyone who spends a lot of time around horses, you know that maintenance is an important part of your relationship with your horse. Why not make the time for the necessary tasks a time for bonding with your horse by performing equine massage while you groom? This hands on guide is a good place to start.

Rubber mitts and soft rubber-fingered curry combs, such as the Unigroom, are wonderful massage tools. These tools will help you unite the goals of getting your horse clean and massaging him at the same time.

The pressure and kinetic activity of the circular motion will allow the muscle bundle to relax. Horses usually respond to this by stretching out their necks and moving their mouth in a "Mr. Ed" imitation. Their facial expression clearly says, "Boy, does that feel good!"

Once you have gone over your horse with the rubber groomer or rubber mitt, you might want to go back to areas of tension and work with your fingers or elbow to "release" these areas.

Posted by linda at April 10, 2005 9:31 AM

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