Shiatsu for Your Horse

Shiatsu for Your Horse : Enhance Your Horse's Wellbeing and Happiness

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Equine behaviourist Cathy Tindall has taken the ancient oriental treatment of Shiatsu and developed it into a modern form of massage that any horse lover can use to enhance the health and well being of their horse. In the first part of this book the reader is shown how to perform a simple Shiatsu treatment. Part Two explains the philosophy behind Shiatsu in simple terms for the reader who would like a deeper understanding. The third part introduces the reader to The Five Elements as a means of recognising the characteristic of a horse and gaining a better knowledge of its anatomy. * A practical alternative way for horse-owners to work and establish a relationship with their equine partners. * Easy to use for riders of all levels of ability: the complex subject is simplified and the prime message is practical rather than philosophical.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 170 x 240 x 18mm | 635g
  • Brunsbek, Germany
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • 70 full colour photos & illustrations
  • 3861279150
  • 9783861279150
  • 990,339

Table of contents

Part 1: Giving a shiatsu massage; What is Shiatsu? How did it originate. How does it work. How it can help your horse; Learning to listen. Understanding when your horse is "just not quite right". Equine behaviour and the language of the horse. The Jigsaw Puzzle. Spotting the signs of discomfort, relaxation and enjoyment. Using your intuition. Two-way communication. Displacement behaviour; Preparing yourself and your horse for a treatment. Before you begin. The Hara. Chigong. When and where to give a massage. After the treatment. When you should not give a Shiatsu treatment. What does energy feel like?; The basic movements; Giving a shiatsu treatment; Part 2: Paths to Understanding; 1. The Beginning: Chi; 2. Ying and yang: Two halves of the whole; 3. The Five Elements; 4. Yu points; 5. Tings; 6. Zones; Part 3: Introduction to the meridians via The Five Elements; 1. Wood: Recognising the Wood horse; The liver and gall bladder meridians; The horse's muscles; Stretches for the wood element; The liver: what it does and how it works; 2. Fire: Recognising the Fire horse; Small intestine and heart meridians; Triple heater and heart protector meridians; Stretches for the fire element; The small intestine and the heart: what they do and how they work; 3. Earth: Recognising the Earth horse; The stomach and spleen meridians Stretches for the earth element; The stomach: what it does and how it works The spleen: what it does and how it works; The hind limbs: Bones & Muscles; 7. Metal: Recognising the Metal horse; The lung and large intestine meridians; Stretches for the metal element; The lungs: what they do and how they work; The large intestine: what it does and how it works; The fore limbs: Bones & Muscles; 5. Water: Recognising the Water horse; The Bladder and Kidney meridians; Stretches for the water element; The kidneys: what they do and how they work; The bladder: what it does and how it works 8 The skeleton of the horse; Part 4; Appendix 1: A Diagnostic Aid; Appendix 2: Case studies; Terminology Recommended reading; The College of Natural Equine Studies courses and videos.
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About Cathy Tindall

* Cathy Tindall is an equine behavioural expert from Northampton, who gives courses in Shiatsu at The Natural Equine College. Co-author, Jaki Bell (from Sevenoaks, Kent), was Editor of Horse magazine.
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