A Practical Guide 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Jean Pierre Hourdebaigt
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Equine Massage by Jean Pierre Hourdebaigt
Book DescriptionA long-awaited update of the classic equine massage reference Fully revised and updated, this new edition provides step-by-step instructions and more than 180 photographs and diagrams to help riders and professionals alike master equine massage techniques. This authoritative guide provides detailed information about massage movements, pressures, rhythms, and sequences. It includes: An introduction to equine anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology Practical information on stretching and hydrotherapy Four new chapters covering equine myofascial massage, Equine TMJ (temporomandibular joint) Dysfunction Syndrome, Equine Muscular Compensation Phenomenon, and saddle fitting A conformation check-up routine Information about areas of stress specific to each discipline and different massage techniques and routines for different situations A handy comb-bound format that lays flat for convenient use in the stable Equine massage enhances the performance and quality of life of horses by increasing flexibility, reducing stiffness, improving attitude, and shortening recovery time from injury. In addition to its many health benefits, equine massage strengthens the bond between the horse and his owner, trainer, or groom. Using these techniques, you'll learn to "see" with your hands and sense areas that need special attention. Equine Massage, Second Edition is truly a hands-on guide to proven massage techniques that improve a horse's well-being.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470073384
(230mm x 174mm x 25mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Learn to evaluate the fitness of any horse-in the stable and in the saddle This guide helps horse owners, riders, and trainers at all levels learn how to assess any horse's fitness, strengths, and weaknesses. If you're buying a horse, this will help you pre-assess prospects before getting the complete veterinary examination.
Rider's Fitness Guide to a Better Seat, Paperback (January 2008)» View all books by Jean Pierre Hourdebaigt
With three full exercise routines for riders at beginner, intermediate, and advanced fitness levels, this guide helps you achieve a good basic riding position that is centered, aligned, balanced, and relaxed. There are clear explanations and photos of each exercise plus three tear-out workout guides, so you can exercise anywhere.
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Author Biography - Jean Pierre Hourdebaigt
JEAN-PIERRE HOURDEBAIGT, a Licensed Massage Therapist, is internationally renowned for his unique Massage Awareness Method. He travels the world teaching his techniques, which are used by competitive and recreational riders, veterinarians and veterinary technicians, physiotherapists, massage therapists, farriers, trainers, and breeders. He can be found at www.massageawareness.com.
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