Please note that with any treatment, horses may take time to relax into the massages especially if they have not received a similar treatment before, there acceptance is linked to their nature, experiences and the volume of discomfort that they feel. The aim of the massages is to provide relief and relaxation along with many other benefits.It may take several massages in some cases for the horse to receive a full treatment, BBET will advise through the process.
Also note that the horse may feel localised soreness, following a Full treatment dependant on the issues identified by BBET, and more commonly the saddle area. The horse should not be ridden for 24 hours after the massage has taken place. This should be factored into any appointments that are booked.

Treatments

A Nose to Tail full body treatment that works the entire of the horse’s body, including limbs (unless an area is contra-indicated). Each treatment will be tailored to the individual horse, working on the areas recognised throughout the treatment with the aim of alleviating tension, soreness, spams and stiffness.

Treatment consists of;

A Static Assessment – provides an overview of the horse’s confirmation whilst the horse is stood still. With the aim of  identifying any conformation faults  which can be  as a result of  the following ;  genetic make-up, injuries new and old, muscle atrophy (wastage) and any other issues.

A Dynamic Assessment – to assess the horse’s gait, in walk and trot, circling and turning, to identify any gait abnormalities examples of which are shortness of stride, stiffness, over reaching, forging and plaiting.

Saddle Check – This check can establish whether the horse’s saddle is causing any pain or discomfort and is fit to use. (BBET is not a qualified saddle fitter, BBET have a learnt understanding of the principles of saddle-fitting and would always advise that the saddle be checked properly and the check provided by BBET should never replace the regular check undertaken by a qualified saddle fitter.

Bridle Check – To ensure the bridle is fitted correctly, including the bit if used.

Teeth – This check can establish that the horse’s jaws are moving correctly, that there are no cracked/broken teeth, recent or old trauma to the horse’s mouth. (BBET is not an equine dentist, BBET has learnt understanding of the horses Jaw, teeth and mouth, and the check carried out by BBET should never replace regular dental visits by a qualified equine dentist).

Equine Sports Massage- full body massage that includes recognised massage techniques of stroking, effleurage, petrissage and tapotement .

Stretches of all limbs and the neck.

This treatment includes the nose to tail Massage and stretches as above, there will be no requirement for all other checks, unless requested or there has been a change in the horse’s presentation and circumstance.

This treatment can be provided between 4 hours and 10 minutes before participating in an event, and can improve the horse’s performance and help decrease injury potential. The treatment can warm the horse’s muscles alongside the horse’s normal warm up. The aim of the treatment is assist with mental focus, and increase the tissues pliability of the major muscles that the event will use, the massage can also;

1, Prepare horse for the increased energy demands.

2, Prepare a neural pathways and assist with joint mobility

3, Stretches can improve the horse’s range of movement, muscle function and assist with the prevention of ligament strain.

4, Assist muscle elasticity.

The massage includes stroking, petrissage and tapotment techniques and limb stretches.

This treatment takes place between 2 and 4 hours after the horse has competed, the aim of the treatment is to aid recovery physically and mentally. The massage can be beneficial in the following ways;

1, Assist recovery between training sessions

2, Assist removal of waste products and toxins (CO2 and lactic acid)

3, Disperse and reduce fluid build-up.

4, Passive stretches to restore range of movement and reduce pain and muscular tension.

5, Speed up muscle repair.

This treatment aims to relax and repair using stroking and effleurage techniques and limb stretches.

Typically used in conjunction with massage, stretching and exercise, McTimoney-Corley therapy is beneficial to horses of all ages and performance levels. It is also beneficial to use the treatment as regular “maintenance” to keep your horse in peak physical condition. The treatment can improve joint and muscle function and allow the nervous system to function correctly.

Typical signs of misalignment for horses might include:

  • Stiffness on one rein, or an uneven stride
  • Unwilling to work through from behind
  • Disunited in canter
  • Uneven shoe wear
  • Napping or bucking
  • Refusing to jump or jumping to one side
  • Changes in behaviour
  • Cold or sore back
  • Reduced performance
  • Inability to stand square
  • Chronic/Compensatory problems
  • ALSO if your horse is suffering with sinus problems
Pricing
Initial Equine Sports Massage £45
Equine Sports Massage (follow-up) £37
Any Returning Equine Massage
(Within 6 Months)
£38
Pre–Event Sports Massage £25
Post –Event Sports Massage £25
Mctimoney-Corley Myopractic Treatment £49

Prices are for locations within 25 miles round trip of New-Marske, Cleveland TS11 .Longer journeys will be charged 50p per mile for any extra miles covered
Prices are negotiable in the following circumstances:

  • Owners /loaners with more than one horse.
  • Businesses with more than one horse
  • A series of treatments in a short period of time (eg 4 treatments in 40 days)
  • Ponies 13hh and under
  • Multiple clients same date and same location.