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Signs of Release and Communication in Horses

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Releases and Communication

Horses communicate and show signs of release with small subtle expressions or movements.  Some will show big things like shifting the back end, yawning, licking and chewing, sighing or blowing or giving a whole body shake or even wanting to lay down and roll, and other stoic horses will only show a lip quiver, a sleepy demeanor, or not show anything at all until you are out of their space.  

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This mare became so relaxed that she relaxed her TMJ, Hyoid apparatus and her jaw where she was holding a lot of tension.

Do you have an OTTB (off the track Thoroughbred)?


Part of preparing an OTTB is to teach them to bend and break tension patterns from moving straight and fast. They need a lot of bending and suppling exercises not only to train their minds but also their bodies. Masterson method bodywork can help soften and release those tension patterns that will allow them to bend laterally through the neck, shoulders , ribcage and hind end. This can prevent resistance in retraining them into a pleasurable mount for training into any discipline.



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