March 25, 2009

My horse, Martyn, loves a good massage

Many of you may remember that my beautiful horse, Martyn, was having an issue with his rear hock. I am sad to say that he is experiencing some other physical conditions, as well.  Martyn is about thirteen years old now and unfortunately, rheumatism has set in.  In addition to acupuncture treatments, Betsy, my stable manager, has been diligent and massages Martyn every other day.  You may wonder just how one goes about massaging a large horse and we thought it would be fun to show you how it's done here at the farm.

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Gelbu Sherpa is applying a nice and steady pressure to Martyn's back muscles.