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Equine massage: Hands on for the competitive edge - Full Article

Contributor | May 26, 2015

Feeding, training and exercise are only part of the equation when working with elite equine athletes. These days, the best care includes complementary medicine similar to that used in human health care, writes John Hawthorne.

One of the best therapeutic modalities you can employ with your horses is equine sports massage. You can bet that when you watch the likes of the Cox Plate or the World Cup Dressage final, for example, the equine athletes are getting massaged pre and post-performance.

While equine massage techniques vary depending on the training of the therapist, many massage sessions resemble Swedish sports massage for human athletes...

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