Equine Case Studies.
"M" - reluctant to round and to bend left
"M" enjoyed his jumping, but always let himself down with his flatwork! His first course of Bowen seemed to release a lot of tightness in his right side, especially near the poll. After, he began to round more readily, and worked more easily on the left rein. His dressage scores have improved, and he is now seeming to enjoy showing off his paces.
"C" - head shy
"C" had suffered an injury to her poll, and was extremely head shy. During a course of three Bowen sessions she showed very good relaxation with the treatment, and for the first time in years began to tolerate having her ears touched.
"B" - bucking at canter transition
"B" often bucked when going into canter, but otherwise had no obvious problems. After just one session of Bowen the bucking stopped. She completed a course of 3 sessions, continued to work in a nice relaxed manner, and began to round much more easily and willingly.
"J" - torn supraspinous ligament
"J" had suffered from a torn ligament in his back, and in consultation with the vets had been brought back into light work. However, he had never appeared to be consistently happy and comfortable in his work, and, in particular, found canter work difficult. He received Bowen, along with a transition to barefoot trimming, as part of a long-term rehabilitation project. "J" is now much more enthusiastic, and enjoying his canter work again.
"R" - general low mood and out of sorts following two operations
"R" had suffered a bad fall whilst racing, though had gone on to race again; more recently he had two operations for unrelated issues. He was very low and out of sorts when I first met him. He did not respond immediately to Bowen, but slowly began to seem more alert, relaxed and happy. "R" came back into training, and raced successfully.
"D" - 'naughtiness'
"D" had worked happily at Pony Club through the summer, then had a spell off over the winter. When she came back to work she was very 'naughty'. "D" did not look completely straight in her back, and was very tense through her shoulders. After three sessions she was hacked out and behaved much better; still a little spooky, but with no signs of the spinning and twisting that had previously made her difficult and unpleasant to ride.