Horses, like people, become sore, tense, and stressed for different reasons. Once they understand you are trying to help them they are amazing at communicating in their own way, and will often tell you where the problem is. Horses cannot help it but be honest when they show us where it hurts and that there is a problem. They show it through their behavior. If your horse suddenly is ”Off” for no apparent reason, bucking, refusing to pick up a correct lead, head tossing, or just general attitude changes, there is a large possibility that your horse is in pain and does not know who to make you understand.
With increasing in popularity, more and more horse owners are realizing the importance of massage for their horses. Equine massage can play a significant role in the well-being of their horse. All horses can benefit from a massage, from older horses that are not being used, to top performance horses at any level or just your loyal companion that you teach your child the first riding lesson on.
Remember, horses get sore , just like we do.