Category Archives: Acupressure

Tucker’s Journey

For November, I am featuring another BLM mustang as my Naturally Healthy Horse of the Month–this one, a bay gelding named Tucker.  Tucker has faced several challenges during his seven years–and perhaps the biggest challenge of all was just finding a loving home.  Here is is story. . .   Tucker’s journey in captivity began […]

Acupressure for Equine Allergies

No allergy series on The Naturally Healthy Horse would be complete without the mention of my favorite holistic modality–acupressure.  So here it is! Just to recap, a few weeks ago, I wrote about Nutritional Support for Equine Allergies, and the following week, Essential Oils for Equine Allergies–if you didn’t catch those posts, I recommend reading them as well if […]

Post-Performance Acupressure for Horses + Giveaway from Two Horse Tack

It’s almost summer–the time of year all of us horse people look forward to!  The hours of daylight are growing longer and we can spend that extra time in the saddle or at the barn, enjoying our equine friends. When I was a competitive barrel racer, summer was when I hit the road the most, […]

Acupressure and Emotional Healing–Lillie’s Story

Lillie is the Naturally Healthy Horse of the Month for April.  The aged dun mare came to Serendipity Horse Rescue several years ago in very poor shape.  She was malnourished, depressed, and angry. At first, Lillie did not adapt well to her new home.  She stood alone and would refuse to interact with people or […]

Red Light Therapy for Horses

While attending Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute in 2009, I discovered a conjunctive modality that many practitioners were using–known as red light therapy.  So when I started my own equine acupressure business, I decided that buying a red light would likely be a good investment.   Even though I no longer do acupressure as a ‘business’, I still employ […]

TMJ Disorder in Horses

Temporo-mandibular joint and muscle disorders, often simply referred to as TMJ, are defined as “a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement.”  A more accurate acronym is actually TMD (temporomandibular dysfunction).  But for this post, I’ll refer to it as TMJ since most of […]

Equine Acupressure Point for Sore Muscles

OUCH, My Muscles Are So Sore: An Acupressure Point Can Help From Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute Your horse can’t verbalize how he is feeling, yet, if you pay attention, he is very good at indicating how his body feels. Muscle aches, stiffness, and pain impacts your horse’s attitude and performance. Often muscle pain is a […]