Welcome to Open Door Equine Body Work
Servicing the greater Denver area and Colorado front range.
~Alternative Therapy for Horses~
The Masterson Method
I am in the business to make horses feel better, be it emotional or physical. All horses of every breed, age and riding discipline can benefit from bodywork . There are many great modalities offered these days in the world of equine and I am fortunate to offer a few of them.
Horses are extremely sensitive animals. They store pain and stress as not to show weakness , until it becomes something they can no longer hide. It is built right into their genes to store stress, as this is what they do when in the wild, to save themselves from predators and to not appear weak. This stored stress , be it emotional or physical can come out in a variety of ways once it has become intolerable and that is when a horse no longer performs well or their attitude has changed.
You can use the benefits of massage and acupressure for maintenance to keep ahead of the stress before it becomes an issue. It can also be used once a problem has started and to help retrain the body into going back to a healthy state again. It can create a bond and a deeper confidence with horses that have emotional issues and works excellent when applied in conjunction with Chiropractic care. When the muscles are loose, a horse is easier to adjust and will hold their adjustment longer. Think of the muscles like a rubber band and how they can snap back out of place again if things are tight. The three modalities that I offer, work very well together and are applied as one bodywork session.
Please visit my equine bodywork page to read more about the types of methods that I offer.
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