Last year I was having a few problems with my gelding feeling sore while being worked and had it suggested by someone else who had someone out to their horse who practiced bowen therapy that I get my boy looked at when they got theirs looked at. They highly recommended the person and their technique so I agreed and after two sessions about a week or so apart he felt great.
Bowen therapy, a ‘tactile remedial therapy’ rather than massage, stimulates the body’s healing ability bringing about relief from discomfort and pain. This therapy is used on both humans and horses and is gaining interest around the world.
Because it caters to both horse and human, perhaps this is a therapy that could be learnt, a qualification earnt and then put into use to bring in an income?
http://eqitopia.com.au/bowen_therapy.html – a closer look at what Bowen Therapy is and where it originated from, from a site based in QLD, Australia.
http://www.bowen.asn.au/html/ – Bowen Therapists Federation of Australia.
http://www.equerryhorseservices.com/ – Practitioners located in Blackburn, Victoria, Australia.
http://www.equinebowentherapy.com/ – course offered in New Zealand, prerequisites listed on the prospectus page.
http://www.bowenworkacademyusa.com/ – Bowen Therapy in the US.
http://www.bowentherapists.com/ – The Bowen Therapists European Registrar.
“Surgeons General Warning: Horses are expensive, addictive, and may impair the ability to use common sense.”