On Sunday I wrote about the importance of touch and horses. Learning how to touch horses more effectively is easier to learn today than even just a few years ago because there are more “instruction manuals.” Even better, there are videos.
Videos are a great way to learn about bodywork because you can see how the horse reacts and you can see exactly where and how to place your hands.
Recently I received a copy of a DVD and Workbook combination from Lorrie Bracaloni, a Certified Holistic Practitioner (C.H.P.) called “How to Identify and Release Your Horse’s Pain Points.”
What are pain points? According to Bracaloni they are areas where your horse holds tension in his body often because of muscle tightness. If muscles remain tense, they shorten over time putting strain on the surrounding areas and often creating misalignment, spasms, knots and blocked energy.