Massage for Horses
A Day Course for Horse Owners
with Gillian Higgins
This practical day course focuses on massage techniques you can do with your horse.
Massage can be used to maintain suppleness and flexibility, promote physical and mental relaxation and reduce muscle tension and stiffness.
Massage is an excellent way to develop a stronger bond between horse and handler.
Get ideas for massage routines for maintaining health and mobility with older horses, preparing your horse for competition and regular maintenance massage for general muscular health and reducing the risk of injury.
There will be plenty of hands on participation. You will have the opportunity to practise the massage techniques on different horses with Gillian present. You do not need to bring your own horse.
09.00: Welcome and Coffee
09.30: Principles of Massage - Theory Session
11.30: Massage Techniques - Practical Session
13.15: Massage Techniques - Practical Session
15.00: Massage Routines - Practical Session
You do not need to bring your
own horse for this course.
Tea, coffee and homemade cakes will be available throughout the day
Please bring your own packed lunch
Limited to 12 places only
Gillian is an equine anatomist, biomechanist, BHS Senior Coach, professional Sports and Remedial Therapist and author with a first class honours degree in Equine Science and Business Management.
Gillian is well known for her dynamic and engaging presentation style, approachable manner and ability to make sometimes difficult subjects seem easy, useful and relevant.
With a passion for equine massage and with the welfare and comfort of the horse in mind, she has given massage workshops all over the world.
Gillian has studied a variety of equine and human modalities both traditional and holistic.
As well as conventional training, Gillian has studied Equine Therapies in America, France, Germany and Sweden and is committed to giving our equine partners the best possible levels of care and consideration.
She specialises in assessing the musculoskeletal systems and designing exercise programmes for improving posture and performances as well as assessing and addressing individual horses’ weaknesses.
Gillian works with horses from all disciplines and levels from leisure to Olympic and is a member of the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners and the Equine Sports Massage Association.