Dr. Pat Bona - Doctor of Chiropractic

Grooming, Horse Health, Massage

December 31, 2015

The Truth About Massage-It Works

It’s 2016 and time to say “Sayonara” to soreness! As you may know, Posture Prep Cross Fiber Groomer is an innovative and ergonomic massage and grooming tool intended to be used as part of your daily warm-up and cool-down routines. It allows for a precise massage that targets specific muscle groups and problem areas.  Not to mention- it’s light weight and low profile design make it convenient and practical for use not only at home, but at the show grounds, and even on the trail. And-what’s even better is that the tool simultaneously grooms your horse.

How Do You Know If Your Horse is Sore?

According to The most important thing in assessing a horse for pain is knowing what normal looks like. That is, what is normal for any horse, and what is normal for each individual horse. You will never know what abnormal is if you don’t know what normal is.

Sore indicators include (but are not limited to):  Resistance or obstinance to cues, difficulty picking up or maintaining leads, collection problems, head-bobbing, short-stridedness, and over-all stiffness in movement are just a few indications your horse may be experiencing muscle pain. Additional indicators of an underlying problem may be seen in something as seemingly unrelated as asymmetrical hoof growth, indicative of unbalance and potential muscular compensation.

How Does Posture Prep Cross Fiber Groomer Benefit my Horse?

When a muscle becomes over-worked and is not allowed to recover properly, stiffness and soreness can occur. If left untreated, chronic soreness can lead to strain and over-compensation on adjacent muscle groups, and may lead to tendon injuries. By addressing soreness issues early on and utilizing Posture Prep regularly ,you can prevent more serious injuries from occurring down the road.

Benefits of the Posture Prep Cross Fiber Groomer:

Using Posture Prep as part of your regular pre and post riding routine increases blood flow and circulation to the muscle tissue. Unrestricted blood flow is a vital part in full muscle recovery, as restricted blood flow to the muscles not only hinders repair, but also limits muscle growth. By relaxing tight muscles following exercise, you can aid in tissue repair, in turn enhance muscle growth, and ultimately maximize your horse’s performance, while reducing the injury.

Posture Pre Cross Fiber Groomer also increases flexibility, which is critical for progressive development in speed, agility, control, strength, and endurance.

Posture Pre Cross Fiber Groomer allows you to reduce frequency of professional sessions or maximize benefits between sessions and is a great addition to your show supplies for a busy show weekend to keep your horse limber and relaxed between classes.

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