Sunday, October 23, 2011

Laura Lorentson teaches us different stretches for our horses

Our last wellness expert to teach us on Oct 22 at our free wellness education & potluck day at Chestnut Hill Stables was Laura Lorentson, a Registered Equine Massage Therapist.

Laura taught us some stretches for our horses and explained that these were important for the horse's muscles. She showed us stretches for all four legs of the horse, and some stretches for the neck and back of the horse.

She used Thetis for the demonstration and Thetis really loved the stretches that used a carrot! There were 2 different stretches that Laura used a carrot to help encourage Thetis to really reach with her neck and get a better stretch. Thetis loves carrots so it worked really well.

Laura then gave us a chance to practice the stretches ourselves with Thetis - it was really fun and informative... and I think Thetis enjoyed it too!

Thank you Laura!

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