The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep. 12, 2004
    Posts
    1,036

    Default Anybody done equine structural integration?

    Sounds like human rolfing...am thinking that this might be just the ticket for my mare who is horribly crooked from some previous medical issues.

    Any feedback?



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan. 19, 2013
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    1

    Default yes!

    Equine structural integration is wonderful work! It can unwrap accumulated restrictions and rebalance the connective tissue. This re-patterns the way your horse uses his whole body! Please look into it, its great work!



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep. 13, 2002
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Posts
    5,025

    Default

    When you put the phrase into google, i just found out that the very first listing is for the school taught by the guy I have used. He's local to me, recommended by my chiro and another friend, so I gave it a whirl, not knowing at all what to expect. Still don't really understand how it works, but the horse responded well. He was funky, crooked, always a little uneven behind and it really helped. Enough that my trainer then said it worked better for that horse than anything else we had done (chiro, saddle fit, traditional vet, etc.). I'd give it a try again if I felt it would be useful. To me, it was something I tried after chiro helped a little, but not lasting effects.



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep. 12, 2004
    Posts
    1,036

    Default

    Thanks! I have heard that there is a guy in our area....I just had an acupuncture treatment - she tried to eject the needles in the wither area. He said that he felt that there was a blockage in that area. We have felt something similar during ground work - eg she doesnt really know how to connect her front end to her back end. She was ridden kinda hard by some BIG guys when she was a weedy 6yo, too (and she's like 14.2...), so I dont know what that may have done....



  5. #5

    Default

    Hey Tollertwins,

    Equine RolfingĀ® Structural Integration is great work! A lot of times when the horse is crooked it is due to restrictions in the tissue. This type of work has the ability to help with this. I had a grand prix jumper that had back issues and my rolfer was able to help greatly with his recovery. This led me to want to be a rolfer that works with people as well as horses. I have seen the work help horses with crookedness in different ways whether it is through the spine, hips etc. It is done by removing the restrictions in the tissue to balance the body.

    Here is a video of what they work looks like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C155SclN-M8

    If you want to learn more about the work go to www.equinemovement.com or contact Lauren at body_in_harmony@yahoo.com.



Similar Threads

  1. Structural/Conformationally Evaluating Young Foals
    By SweetLatte in forum Sport Horse Breeding
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: Jan. 13, 2013, 07:51 PM
  2. Bodywork (massage) - structural integration?
    By Serigraph in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: Aug. 30, 2011, 10:01 AM
  3. Trailers--Structural Problems
    By SEP in forum Around The Farm
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Nov. 24, 2010, 09:56 AM
  4. non-structural carbohydrate (NSC) reference list??
    By Altamont Sport Horses in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: May. 19, 2009, 11:49 AM
  5. Structural integrity of pole barns, or 75MPH winds!
    By Calvincrowe in forum Around The Farm
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: Jan. 20, 2009, 10:36 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •