Initial Assessment & Massage

New clients will need to book an Initial Assessment & Massage before any other types massage.

What to expect:

  • History, current lifestyle and future plans of the individual horse/pony including diet, workload, tack and general health.
  • Static Assessment.
  • Dynamic Assessment.
  • Ridden or lunge Assessment (if possible).

All these assessments cover gait analysis, conformation analysis, passive stretches and palpation. All massage sessions will receive a report of the findings and "Plan of Action" will be designed uniquely for the horse/pony depending on the findings of the Initial Assessment & Massage.

The "Plan of Action" includes:

  • Passive stretches for the owner to perform, known as "carrot stretches".
  • Ridden or in-hand exercises to help and improve the horse/pony.
  • Suggested lessons with HorseFit UK Accredited Professional Coach to aid both owner and horse with improvements; both on the ground or in the saddle.
  • Extras such as nutrition, lifestyles changes, bonding exercises and general tack advice.

Types of Massage offered at HorseFit UK: