April 28, 2017
Over the past month Cash has had a couple of Equine Touch (ET) sessions from Jo at The Equine Advisor . For those not familiar with ET it is a non-diagnostic, non-invasive Equine Bodywork system which is an holistic soft tissue address, effecting mostly connective tissue – muscles and tendons, joint capsules and ligaments using a very specific move.
I use it along side regular physio visits from Faith Fisher-Atack to ensure Cash is as soft and supple as he can be and any niggles can be worked on before they turn into bigger issues.
Jo’s report from her first visit was as follows:
Cash is a sweet boy and at first he seemed emotionally shut off from us. He has been suffering from gastric issues recently and we all know how we want to sometimes ignore the world when we are in pain.
He showed no reaction when I palpated the trigger points for gastric ulcers but I did find that his pelvis was rotated to the left and he was hypertensive around the poll area. It’s not uncommon to find a correlation between pelvis and poll. He was also very tight through his shoulders.
I gave him a full Equine Touch session and he processed deeply throughout most of it. At one point when coming out of processing he did an amazing stretch the way a dog would do, it’s just a pity I didn’t get a picture of it!
In the pictures I did take you can see the difference between him looking shut down (facing left) and processing (facing right) where his whole expression is softer.
Today Jo came out and gave Cash a follow up session. Jo commented how he had an overall tenseness today rather than hot spots like the previous session, this didn’t surprise me, having not been worked for 2 weeks he does lose his suppleness quickly. His hot spots were a lot better this time round, more movement through his forelegs, no sore point on his right hip and his pelvis was a lot better aligned. He had heat in his left shoulder, possibly carrying more weight through it due to a cut on his right hind. No deep processing like the last visit but there was a lot going off on the yard and his haynet was far more interesting today!
Couple of days rest and then providing he is sound on his right hind i will hack on Sunday.