Why Sea Salt Is A Rock Star....
Everyone could use a rejuvenating spa treatment and stretches for their own legs. Now you can do this for your horse! Here’s how….
You don’t have to search hard on the web to find many articles and a study by the National Institutes of Health singing the praises of Sea Salt Therapy in humans. In fact, it is one of the hottest spa trends. Even the mainstream media is reporting on the benefits of sea salt therapy including: relief of muscle cramps, anti-inflammatory properties leading to decreased arthritis symptoms, skin and dental benefits, and asthma relief just to name a few. Guess what?? Hippocrates (the father of medicine) discovered the benefits of sea salt back in 460 BC. (NOTE: There is a big difference between organic sea salt and processed white table salt. Processed white table salt has almost no beneficial minerals left in it. Do NOT use it for the treatment discussed below.)
So, what does this have to do with horses? A lot! Read on….
Did you know that 65-70% of your horse’s weight is carried by the front legs? Have you ever stopped and thought about how amazing all 4 of your horse’s relatively small legs are? They carry around 1000-1400 pounds on average (horse + rider) and jump, navigate obstacles, do sliding stops and spins, cow sort, navigate hills and trails, perform dressage moves and so much more! That’s pretty impressive! All this hard work and stress can cause the legs to have small (or not so small) amounts of inflammation, become tired and build up toxins. The legs are also prone to injury.
Give your horse's hard working legs the TLC and special attention they deserve! Say THANK YOU to your horse. Here’s an easy Do-It-Yourself Deluxe Leg "sea salt spa treatment” designed especially for horses!
**Use sea salt for even more benefit than the rock salt mentioned in the article
In addition to the deluxe sea salt leg treatment, stretching you horse's front and back legs (and their entire body) is critical to maintain good muscle health, flexibilty and avoid injury.
Check out my Stretch Your Horse Video Tutorial Library. It contains a total of 25 horse stretching video tutorials! There are 3 stretches for the front legs and 4 stretches for the back legs.
Front Leg Stretches
#3 Bent Front Leg
#4 Circling and Stationary Bent Front Leg
#7 Straight Front Leg Low and High
Back Leg Stretches
#12 Farrier Low and High
#13 Farrier Advanced Variations
#14 Forward Farrier Low and High
#15 Forward Farrier Advanced Variations
You can easily learn to do these stretches like a pro!
Take it slowly and learn 3 at a time. Once you learn them all, varying which 3 or 4 stretches you do after riding is the best way to ensure you stretch all the major muscles of your horse's front and back legs!
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Ilene Nessenson, Certified Equine Bodyworker, is the creator of Stretch Your Horse, a 25 horse stretching video tutorial collection.