We at Equisio fully support the retraining of racehorses and firmly believe the sports massage therapy is necessary for the horse in order for him to be able to adjust to different work and begin his new career.
Horses out of racing will often be rigid and stiff, finding it very difficult to flex and bend. They may struggle to canter on the correct lead and the braking system may be very limited. Racehorses are often used to “pulling hard” against the riders hands. This in itself can raise the head and cause muscles in the neck and back to contract.
It can then become a misconception that the horse is being “difficult”. Equine Sports Massage will begin to elevate tension and stiffness within the horses body. Emma will spend time discussing any areas of concern you may have and will then treat your horse, explaining each step of the process throughout.
Emma can then discuss schooling exercises to utilise alongside the massage therapy as part of your horses new schooling programme.
106 starts on the flat
Winner of 13 races
Currently receiving regular massage therapy from Equisio
as part of his career change from Racehorse to Event horse.