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The Basic Necessities!

Posted by Dee Howe on May 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Veterinarians are essential!


Veterinarians are a huge part in diagnosing and treating problems. When in doubt or questions arise please consult one in your area. If their information does not resinate, do not be afraid to get a second opinion. Ideally go by referal.


We recommend consulting your veterinarian before choosing to engage in any type of body work or alternative therapy.


Below I have listed a few ge...

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Common Ailments

Posted by Dee Howe on May 9, 2018 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

When you own or care for a horse it is important to be familiar with their common ailments: time is crucial when dealing with an illness or injury!

You should always consult with your Equine Veterinarian if you suspect your horse is sick or injured.


Injuries-


When a horse has abrasions to the skin, they have to heal from the inside out so stitches & wrapping usually is required for the wound to heal properly. If done well there is l...

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Leg Wraps & Sweats

Posted by Dee Howe on May 9, 2018 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Please consult your veterinarian to treat any wounds or injuries. Only use leg wraps under their recommendations.

Here are some tips for different types of leg wraps that can be helpful for wounds or injuries.


Leg wrapping rules to follow are:


Use nitrofurizone with wraps that will be on for 24 hours only. Use Nolvasan for wraps that are to be on 48-72 hours. Only use DMSO on wraps that will be on 24 hours. Proud flesh, the over growth of ce...

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Introduction to Body Work

Posted by Dee Howe on May 9, 2018 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)



Horses are a great example of what you put out is what you get back. I encourage a person to consciously Breathe! If they are extremely sore and stiff when stretching, loosen the muscles up slowly and never force the horse's body into positions it doesn't easily go. If you exercise on a regular basis, you know about the good days and hard days. If you exercise very little then you know what it's like to jog a mile...

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June 9 Canine Cranio Sacral Workshop

Posted by Dee Howe on April 24, 2018 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

In this workshop we will cover mental & physical evaluation, specific hand holds for relaxation, & guidelines for daily integrative care.

You will bring your own dog to work on.

$65 includes participation in the workshop & study guide material.

Limited to 7 participants.

Register before June 4th by contacting Dee Howe 541 554-2320 info@deehowe.net


#11 Cranial Wrap

Posted by Dee Howe on April 24, 2018 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Cranial Wrap

This wrap is good for horses that have had head injuries, dental work, mouthiness, teething, misaligned bite, tension in the poll, trouble flexing (vertically or laterally), and have trouble taking the bit. It focuses on balancing the TMJ in realtionship to the jaw. Any release through the cranium will have a direct correlation to releasing and relaxing the hips.


For this wrap I recommend taking an ...

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#10 Spiral Neck Wrap

Posted by Dee Howe on April 24, 2018 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Spiral Neck Wrap

This wrap brings self awareness to how the horse is holding and using their body in relationship to their head while redirecting movements patterns.

It is especially beneficial for horses that have been compromised at the third vertebrae by over flexing or injury and/or horses that tend to balance from the neck instead of engaging their hind. It should normally be used with at least one wrap integrating the ...

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Creating A Conscious Connection Clinic

Posted by Dee Howe on April 17, 2018 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

April 28th in Murrieta 


#9 Diagonal Wrap

Posted by Dee Howe on March 14, 2018 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Diagonal Wrap:



This wrap is really useful for gaited horses in particular to help them find their own rythm. Horses with diagonal issues (mismatched trot, etc.), counter flexing & problems with canter lead (picking up wrong lead, cross-firing, etc.) can really benefit from this wrap.


You can use this wrap with a saddle, surcingle or just tying it to itself. Start by securing the ve...

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#8 Back Cinch Wrap

Posted by Dee Howe on March 13, 2018 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Back Cinch Wrap:

In the begining this is a good aid to help encourage the proper use of the ab muscles to support collection & self carriage. It's a type of folcrum to help use the proper muscles when carrying weight. It is important that the horse learns to balance & carry himself first before adding the weight of the rider.

This wrap can be specifically useful for horses who have been recently gelded, have...

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#7 Cinch Wrap

Posted by Dee Howe on March 10, 2018 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)



Cinch Wrap:

The cinch wrap is unique because it distinctly shows you where the blocks are as the energy works through the body. It is the only wrap that I will leave on until it falls off on it's own....sometimes taking a few minutes and sometimes taking a few weeks. This is the only wrap that I would say is safe to leave on unsupervised. It specifically addresses cinchiness, digestive issues, lowe...

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#6 Psoas Support Wrap

Posted by Dee Howe on March 9, 2018 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

WRAPPING WEDNESDAY!!!

Psoas Support Wrap:

This wrap helps create awareness of the diagonal stride (in the groin area) between the hind and opposite front leg. It supports the psoas muscle and also benefits rehab after a hind end injury or being gelded.

Begin by attaching the velcro end of the wrap to the D ring of the saddle or surcingle. Snuggly place the wrap around one hind leg just above the gaskin. Bring the wrap up between the hind legs and tie to the saddle/surcingle ...

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