Spring 2016
Vol. 12

Photo of Jo-Ann WilsonWelcome!

This newsletter is all about how to help you help your horse, move better, last longer and prevent injury.

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IN THIS ISSUE:

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NEW SIX DAY INTENSIVE EQUINE SPORTS MASSAGE PROGRAM

Become a “practitoner “ in the technical skills of the Wilson Meagher Method of Equine Sportsmassage.

The Wilson Meagher Sports Therapy Program and the Downeast School of Massage from mid-coast Maine have proudly joined together to offer this six day intensive clinical program for those interested in becoming a Practitioner in the technical skills of Equine Sportsmassage. Applicants are not required to be professional human massage or physical therapists.

Click to read more about the new program

NEW PROBLEM SPECIFIC ON LINE TRAINING VIDEOS

These new videos will train you in the application of the Wilson Meagher Method of Equine Sportsmassage.

Jo-Ann has created very clear and easily accessible high quality training videos through the use of VIMEO. These videos are presented in a high quality format at new affordable prices for anyone who wants to eliminate muscle tightness and change the way a horse moves with their hands!!!

Click for more information and to preview the new videos

USA EVENTING TEAM SPORTS THERAPIST THROUGH 2016 OLYMPICS!

Jo-Ann is very pleased to announce she is the official Team Sports Therapist for the United States Eventing Team coached by David O’Connor. Jo-Ann will serve the US Team throughout the Team training sessions, qualifying competitions, and on through the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. GO USA!!!

Jo-Ann was asked to join the Eventing Team after she worked as the Team Sports Therapist for the USA at the Pam American games in Toronto in July 2015, where the US won the Team Gold and Individual Gold Medals.

VOLUME 12 - SPRING 2016 - ARTICLES

How Much Weight Can a Horse Carry? Sometimes I am asked if I think a horse may be stressed with too much weight to carry. Read Jo-Ann's answer and an in-depth article on the topic

Case Study: Cold back; Hollowing of back; Loss of forward motion. Review this case study to learn more.

For additional information on how to relieve a sore back, see our on-line training video: Sore Back, Hollows Back, Loss of Forward Motion

Trainer’s Tip: From Kathy Connelly (one of the leading and most respected Dressage trainers in the United States).

How does a rider know when their horse is truly going forward? Read Kathy's answer and view her profile

CHECK OUT THE INSTRUCTIONAL DVD

Photo of DVD - a Course in Equine Massage

RIDER'S TIP

Easy everyday exercises to Tone the Abs!

Since most rider's walk throughout the day, from walking to the pastures, to bringing horses in to the barn, walking at competitions, walking in and out of the barn and to the ring etc., I thought rider's may find this article helpful in order to reduce belly fat and tighten up the abs while they walk!!'

Click to read the article at Yahoo News

 

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