Massage  ·  Cranial Sacral Therapy  ·  Neuro-Myofascial Release  ·  Kinesiology Taping
CASE STUDY #1 - PSG Dressage horse recovering from suspensory injury; head shy since young.
Speedy is a tall athletic 14yo 17.2 h KWPN gelding who his owner says has always had issues with people touching his head and neck. In fact it was always a challenge to get him to relax his whole topline. He was also recovering from a bad lesion in his RH suspensory and was just cleared to start back into work.
Bodywork Session #1: Speedy received almost 90 minutes of massage and then Cranial Sacral (C.S.) therapy - his head and neck were overly sensitive and tense, and Liz spent one full hour on that part of his body. By the end she could walk up to Speedy and place her hand between his eyes and he kept his head down! First time EVER in his life. Owner later reported Speedy started to drop his head for haltering - a huge win.
Bodywork Session #2: 3 weeks later, after he had been back in work, owner said he was leaning too much on his left side, trying to protect the right from that injury. But in general he was stretching more over his topline which was great.  Liz repeated the whole massage and C.S. session with him to continue to release all the tension in his neck and topline. The C.S. session "reprogrammed" his central nervous system to allow him to use his right hind again.  Owner later was elated and reported that indeed Speedy was going much more evenly in the contact and finally putting weight on that right side, allowing him to be straighter. :-)

Is your horse muscle sore?
Is your horse coming back from an injury?
 Does your horse feel uneven in the rein contact? 
Does he struggle with either canter lead?
How about EPM or other neurological/muscular conditions?
Does he lack forwardness?  Does he trip frequently?
Does he find it difficult to relax?  Is he supple in his neck? 
Is he bending well? Moving laterally evenly both directions?
Head shy? A head shaker?  Is he difficult to bridle?
Has he forgotten how to use one part of his body?
Have an unexplainable 'hitch'  or unsoundness in his stride?
Does he give your farrier trouble?
Call or text Liz at (352) 653-5597 and let's discuss whether we can help your horse feel and perform better! Or drop her an email:  [email protected] 
Based in North Central Florida.
These types of issues are common and the therapies we perform have definitely helped horses overcome them.  Keep in mind we aren't miracle workers, and you should always seek veterinarian advice first.  That said, we realize every horse is an individual with his own history, and we look forward to helping your horse be happy, supple and performing at his best!
If you're wondering if any of these therapies will help your horse, we are happy to give you a free consultation by phone, text or email. 
Therapist Liz Cornell is an avid dressage rider who has trained and competed many horses to Fourth Level. She was also the editor of Warmbloods Today   
magazine for 10 years. She has a keen understanding of many of the challenges riders and their horses face.
CASE STUDY #2 - Paint/Perch/Mustang with old hock injury refuses to take her left canter lead.
Brandi is a is sweet and gentle young mare for her amateur owner Cindy. In Feb 2018 Brandi caught her LH in a barbed wire fence and suffered a very bad wound in the front of her hock. It took months to heal and she became sound, but it left a nasty scar.  Fast forward to about a year later, when it came time to start cantering her, she preferred her right lead and struggled for months to pick up the left lead, but the trainer could manage to get it.  One day Brandi just refused to pick up the left lead, period. Hmmmm, was the old hock injury the problem? Or has the left lead always been difficult? No one knew for sure.
Bodywork Session #1: Brandi responded well to the massage session and Liz proceeded to perform Cranial Sacral therapy - to which Brandi also responded well, with very big 'releases.' A few days later the trainer rode the horse, and when it came time to canter, Cindy reported Brandi popped into her left lead effortlessly - first time ever! :-)
Bodywork Session #2: Liz returned 3 weeks later and performed the massage again since Brandi's muscles may have become sore after using her left side differently. The C.S. therapy was also repeated to make sure Brandi's body didn't start to protect her left hind again. Cindy reported, "THANK YOU so much - without your help, I have no idea if we would have ever figured all of this out. Brandi is going better than ever."
CASE STUDY #3 -  Young Warmblood gelding shakes his head a lot when ridden.
CASE STUDY #4 -  NSH gelding survives bad trailer accident but now has a 'hitch' behind.
Call or text Liz at (352) 653-5597 and let's discuss whether we can help your horse feel and perform better! Or drop her an email:  [email protected] 
Cass is a 4 YO gelding ridden in dressage and driving. He's doing well in his training but has one problem: he shakes his head even with the ear bonnet on when in work.
Bodywork Session #1: Liz noticed that the crest of Cass's parietal bone (top of head between his ears) protruded higher than normal. He was sensitive there and in the atlas just behind it. After a full body massage, most of his issues were indeed in his head and neck. Liz proceeded to do a Cranial Sacral treatment. One week later Cass's trainer reported his head shaking was much improved, but not 100% gone.
Bodywork Session #2:  Report coming soon....
Poppy was a world champion saddle seat horse who survived a trailer accident where the trailer flipped over.  He ended up with a "hitch" in one of his hind legs and so he was retired and donated to a local equine therapy program. After a few weeks at the therapy, they decided they really liked Poppy and wanted to keep him for their riding program and was hoping Liz could help him.
Bodywork Session #1:  Poppy responded real well to his massage and Liz noticed his pelvis was definitely out of alignment, probably due to the accident. Liz decided to return to perform a neuro-myofascial release session to help his pelvis as well as Cranial Sacral therapy to reprogram his body's CNS after such a traumatic ordeal.
Bodywork Session #2:  Report coming soon....
Liz received her
bodywork credentials
through Angel's Animals Holistic Courses founded by Dr. Angelique Barbara.
These courses are accredited by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork (IAAMB), and the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA)