Serious competitors know their horses are athletes. The best care includes acupuncture with bodywork to keep their horses in peak condition.
Lydia teaching veterinary students at Mississippi State University.
Many horses are ridden year round regardless of the weather.
Most horse owners don’t just have"pets" but have a partner in performance. Soundness is so very important and can be very difficult to maintain, especially in experienced performance horses. Even if your horse is completely sound regular monthly or seasonal treatment can help to keep your horse at its highest competitive level.
Horses usually love to be treated with acupuncture. They relax right into their treatments. Sometimes they will look behind them as if to say, "Hey! Who is back there doing stuff to me?"
Other signs that the treatment is working include yawning, droopy eyes, lowering of the head and neck, chewing, a change in breathing, and a droopy lower lip. When horses are finished with treatment they usually perk up and become more aware and interested in their surroundings.
Although acupuncture by itself can be a huge help for horses, they often need structural work as well. Lydia uses the most gentle yet effective bodywork possible in order to get the fastest results. Most people are quite surprised to discover how much pain and discomfort their horse has been feeling. And how much happier and better their horses go when it's all corrected!
Horses know their bodies better than any other animal, including humans. Very quickly they figure out what Lydia is doing with them and will "help" her along through their body language and by leaning more into the release work as it progresses.
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