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Dee Howe

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#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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#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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#5 Attaching the Rear Wrap to an English Saddle

Posted by Dee Howe on March 9, 2018 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

WRAPPING WEDNESDAY!

Attaching a rear wrap to an english saddle:

Start by placing the velcro side of the wrap around the cinch and velcroing it to itself. Carefully position the wrap in the bend of the hind leg just above the gaskin. Use caution when initially bringing the wrap around the horses hind. On the opposite side, tie the wrap around the cinch. Make sure your wrap is neither too tight nor too loose. The wrap should fit snuggly and stay in place.

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#4 Base with Individual Hind Legs Wrapped

Posted by Dee Howe on January 31, 2018 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

WRAPPING WEDNESDAY!

Base With Individual Hind Legs Wrapped:

This wrap is particularly usefull for groin injuries, maintaining the SI joint, stifle issues and whenever a horse is having difficulty seperating one hind leg from the other. I often us this in conjuction with the tail wrap. It helps to reinstate the hips while the horse is in movement.

Starting with the neck wrap with the bowline knot, wrap one hind leg, bring the wrap back to the bowline knot and then wrap the ot...

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#3 Base Wrap + Cinch

Posted by Dee Howe on January 24, 2018 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

WRAPPING WEDNESDAY!

Base Wrap + Cinch:

This wrap is the base wrap plus a wrap around the cinch area. This wrap helps horses that are cinchy or sensitive about their sides being touched. It is great training for the horse that hasn’t been saddled.


You need to make sure that the cinch wrap is on tight or it will slip back toward the belly as the horse moves. When a horse is flinchy in his flank area I actually place a wrap around the belly, sort of like a bac...

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#2 Base Wrap + Tail

Posted by Dee Howe on January 17, 2018 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

WRAPPING WEDNESDAY!

Base Wrap + Tail:

This wrap, the base figure-eight wrap plus a third wrap from the withers to the tail, is my favorite combination. This wrap literally connects the horse from head to tail.


The additional wrap under the tail massages muscles and acupressure points in the tail area. It helpshorses collect and calm down, especially uptight, tail-clamping, tail swishing and nervous horses. It also helps horses at the other extreme: Those with lim...

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#1 Figure 8/Base Wrap

Posted by Dee Howe on December 20, 2017 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Wrapping Wednesday!!!


Let's start with what I call a “base wrap.” This is a figure-eight wrap around the horse’s neck and hindquarters. This wrap generally increases the horse’s connection from his head to hindquarters. The massaging action increases circulation to the front and hind legs and stimulates the acupressure points on the withers. Once you put this base wrap on, the horse will square up and immediately walk off with a longer stride.

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#10 Spiral Neck Wrap

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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 hind end in some way (the figure 8 is a good ...

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