Bladder Meridian Technique

Bladder Meridian Technique   Goal: To bypass the Horse’s survival-defense response and connect directly with the part of the horse’s nervous system that holds and releases tension.   The results: This simple yet powerful Technique establishes the basis of communication between you and the horse through touch and response. It puts you both on the…

Head Up Technique on Shoulder

Head Up Technique on Shoulder   This article is the third of three.  As we said last week, there are three ways to do the Head Up Techniques:   a) Chin Lift (Hands Under Chin) b) Head in Arm c) Head on Shoulder   This week we will work on c) Head Up on Shoulder…

Head Up Technique In Arm

Head Up Technique in Arm   This article is the second of three.  As we said last week, there are three ways to do the Head Up Techniques:   a) Chin Lift (Hands Under Chin) b) Head in Arm c) Head on Shoulder   Which you use depends on which the horse is more comfortable…

Head Up Technique Chin Lift

Head-up Technique: Chin Lift   There are three ways to do the Head Up Techniques.  This article is the first of three.   a) Chin Lift (Hands Under Chin) b) Head in Arm c) Head on Shoulder   Which you use depends on which the horse is more comfortable with. It is generally easier for…

Tongue (and poll) Release

Tongue (and poll) Release   The Purpose of this Technique is to release muscle tension in deep muscles around and associated with the hyoid apparatus. This area is associated with tension in the poll, TMJ and jaw, sternum and other areas of the horse.   The Goal of this Technique is to encourage the horse to gently…

Head Down Technique

Head Down Technique   The Purpose of this Technique is to release tension and improve comfort and range of motion in the poll and atlas.   The Goal is to get the horse to relax the head down so that the muscles behind the poll can be massaged, and to get movement in the poll/atlas (atlanto-occipital) junction in a relaxed…