In Hand Equine Osteopathy will generally send a team of two to treat your horse. One qualified Equine Osteopath and one experienced handler.
We will take a comprehensive case history on your horse, the form for which can be emailed to you prior to our visit. We will observe the horse being walked and trotted in hand. Sometimes we require the horse to be lunged or ridden.
The examination itself involves assessment of the joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. This is followed by treatment, which involves gentle manipulation, massage and cranial work depending on the findings and your horse’s needs. Generally, horses love the treatment and find it very relaxing and will often fall asleep during treatment.
Our Equine Osteopath will advise on any recommended aftercare or follow up treatments.
How long does it take to treat a horse?
Generally 25-30 minutes and horses seem to really relax and enjoy it.
How long is a treatment on a dog?
Dogs are not as tolerant as horses when it comes to an Osteopathy treatment, so we find that 15 minutes is about all that they will tolerate.
One or two horses
TRAVEL of 45p per mile charged (including return journey) over a 15 mile radius of Cranbrook, Kent.
THREE or more horses treated together, on the same day, at the same yard
FIVE or more horses treated together, on the same day, at the same yard