Osteopathy is suitable for all horses and dogs, and recommended twice per year for health maintenance. It is particularly suitable for horses showing any of the following:
Problems with the horse's gait, disunited canter, not tracking up, stiffness
Objection to girthing, resisting work, reluctance to canter on one rein
Bucking, cold backed, nervousness, anxiety
Headshy, head shaking, allergies, ear sensitivity
Tendon or ligament injury from repetitive strain
Muscle atrophy (wastage) or uneven muscling
Hoof abscess, mud fever, thrush
Reduced level of performance or inability to bend
Tail swishing, holding the tail to one side
“I really felt a difference in the canter, felt like he was able to "sit" a lot more, so I had a feeling of him lowering his hips under him which I dont normally get. ...for the first time I felt him use his hindquarters..”
Equine osteopathy approx 1.5 hours
Canine osteopathy approx 1 hour
There is usually an immediate, notable improvement in the horse's condition after a single session, such as an increased range of motion or improved conformation. Longer term results may include improvements in immunity, overall health, mobility, condition and weight gain for underweight horses or dogs.
This will depend on condition. Best results are normally achieved after 2 or 3 sessions, 3 weeks apart.
A horse can be treated the week of a competition providing it is already on a maintenance schedule. Pre and Post Competition sessions can also be arranged at the competition venue.
Prices for continental Portugal
Horses: 130 Euros initial/95 Euros follow up
Dogs: 80 Euros initial/60 Euros follow up
Travel expenses may apply
Please enquire for international prices
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“My horses are much more responsive to the aids after Karen has worked on them, and much more willing to do what I ask of them.”
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