I am practicing a very gentle modality which utilises light touch, intuitive knowledge and responses from the horse, encouraging physical, mental and emotional releases. On occasion, I might feel the need to incorporate some form of mobilisation or movement in order to further establish relaxation in all paces.
The aim is to (re-)introduce balance, relaxation and calmness into the horse’s life, so that the body & mind can cope with the demands of a domesticated horse. I found that horses often forget how to release tension & stress and instead absorb stress into their bodies. Over time, there is too much tension in the system and the stress level shows itself through illness, pain, strong behaviour, non-performance or accidents, By allowing the horse to (re-)learn these natural releasing mechanisms, we reduce tension and allow the horse to be healthy and balanced. Only a balanced horse can show its true character and personality.
Sessions last between 45 and 60 minutes, sometimes longer.
The integration of the newly gained balance will continue for many hours after the treatment. It is important for the horse to physically move through some of the releases and therefore I highly recommend leaving the horse for the day on pasture or in a paddock rather than stabling them, to allow free movement, calmness and relaxation. Should the horse not have access to free roaming space, light walks in hand are a good alternative.