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Rio186

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Rio186 says:

Massages and books

Hey all,

 

I've got a 2 year old and I was looking for things to do with him, (other than Basic Training!) and a friend gave me the idea of giving him massages to help him relax!  Love the idea, never tried it with a horse before and was wondering whether anyone does it, and if anyone can recommend a decent book -there are so many out there, and I don't want to go through the hassle of buying the wrong one over the internet!

 

Thanks

xxx

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Buzzbomb

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Buzzbomb says:

Re: Massages and books

 I used to do it on my horse. I had a book, can't remember the title, but I never got round to reading it. I just did lots of long even pressured strokes and circles on more musclar areas. My horse loved it and would go to sleep. 

 

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jenappaloosapony

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Re: Massages and books

 I sometimes massage my horse, I had a massage cactus mit from robinsons but then somehow it got lost.. hmm I just massage her back (she is cold backed)

JennyMyAppaloosa♥Loveyou

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Rio186

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Rio186 says:

Re: Massages and books

Thanks!  Think I may just get a random book with good reviews off amazon, and hope for the best...

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jenhavocmanny

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Re: Massages and books

I used to have 'Equine Massage, a Practical guide' by Jean Pierre Hourdebaigt. That was pretty good and easy to follow.

 Also had a Linda Tellington Jones book TTeam kids book called 'Lets ride' which was good too, although aimed at children

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SuzyA

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SuzyA says:

Re: Massages and books

Another one for Equine Massage A Practical Guide by Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt.  If you want something very short and sweet then Massage for Horses by Mary Bromiley.  Just for you to think about, I bought myself a human vibrating/heating hand-held massager from Argos and my horse loves it.

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Rio186

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Rio186 says:

Re: Massages and books

Thanks everyone!  I'll definitely give those books a go!  I know I've heard the name Mary Bromiley somewhere before, so I'll take a look around and see which one looks best online!  Hate buying over the internet, but they don't exactly sell these sorts of books in my local shops!

 

Love the idea of the heated hand-held massager!  I think he'll really enjoy it, especially in winter!  Thanks again   :-)

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Chico4ever

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Chico4ever says:

Re: Massages and books

 Hi,

I massage my pony all the time but i have never had a book.

personally i don't think you need a book you just need toget the massage brush out and go roundd in circles all around i's body

Hope this helps 

Chico4ever

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