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My thinking about horses comes from Mark Rashid1: ‘When we listen to our horses, we get an education. When we don’t, we get experience.’ (My underlining). This follows naturally from the practice of craniosacral therapy, where listening is ­the­ key skill.

Consultations are normally conducted in the open, the horse in a halter and attended by its owner. Horses who live in ‘buddy pairs’ often like to be accompanied by their buddy, who may have some treatment first. Sessions may last from 20 minutes or so initially, and up to an hour or more once the horse is familiar with the treatment. For visits beyond a 5-mile radius from Sheringham, it would be more economical to arrange a number of horses to be seen at the same visit. See the Prices page for more details.

Owners commonly have their horses treated for behavioural or training problems, which tend to arise from conflict in the training process or some unknown or unacknowledged injury or latent health issue. For example, nutritional or dental problems may be below  pathological levels, but show  up in general behaviour or specific performance. A patchy dental history  - for example - may leave a horse very unbalanced.  

According to the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, owners are responsible for notifying their vet if their horse is to receive any kind of complementary therapy.


Mike is a member of the International Society of Equitation Science and a Lifetime Friend of Hillside Animal Sanctuary (with a special interest in heavy horse breeds)

 1RASHID M 2005, Horsemanship Through Life, Johnson Books 1st edition

photo © Jo Macarthur

photo © Jo Macarthur

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photo © Alex Watson

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