From Head to Tail therapists work with a variety of techniques that focus on the horse as a whole.
Repetitive work, pain, lameness, or compensation for any discomfort can cause tension patterns to develop in the muscles and connective tissues. These can restrict movement in joints and major junctions in the body. Accumulated tension and restricted movement can negatively affect performance, comfort, and add to psychological and emotional strain. This can result in a loss of willingness and behavioural problems.
The purpose of these techniques is to help the horse release accumulated stress and tensions in the body that he cannot release on his own.