Equine Massage
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About the Author JEAN-PIERRE HOURDEBAIGT is a Registered Massage Therapist. Originally from France, Hourdebaigt moved to Canada in 1981, where he continued a generations-old family practice of natural healing. After graduating from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, he pursued a successful career treating many well-known athletes and dignitaries. It was his passion for animals, however, that lead him to educate animal lovers in the art and therapeutic application of massage techniques to help their horses, cats and dogs. For many years he has worked on horses of all breeds and in all disciplines. With only two hands and so many horses to help, he created workshops in equine massage (preventative, maintenance, recovery and post-surgery) to instruct owners and riders. He wrote Equine Massage to reach a wider audience beyond those who come to study with him in Ottawa, Canada.




1. Anatomy and Physiology of the Horse.

2. The Horse and Massage Therapy.

3. Principles and Concepts of Massage.

4. Hydrotherapy.

5. Massage Techniques.

6. Massage Routines.

7. Kinesiology of the Horse.

8. Stretching.

9. Conformation Check-up Routine.

10. Body Parts and Their Stress Points.

11. Areas of Stress Specific to Each Discipline.

12. Keeping Records.