Whether your horse is a trained competitor or a weekend trail mount, he can suffer from muscular stiffness, strain, and injury, just like a human athlete. All of these common complaints can be treatedand further physical deterioration avoidedwith sports massage. In this superbly illustrated, stepbystep guide, human and equine massage therapist Pennie Hooper explains that, with a little practice and simple techniquesnamely compression and crossfiber frictionyou can give your horse a basic sports massage. Not only will his physical self transform as he feels better and moves more freely; you will find his responsiveness and general attitude toward work will improve, as well.
Pennie Hooper is a successful human and equine sports massage therapist. She was trained at the highly respected Jack Meagher Institute in the United States, and since graduating in 1996, has treated horses around the world, often working closely with veterinarians. When not traveling, she lives in London.