Heather Wallace, award-winning author and blogger, will release a new non-fiction book, Body Conditioning For The Horse and Rider, on March 1, 2021, in collaboration with three other specialists in their field for both horses and riders. This educational and how-to book features over 150 high-quality photographs to help horse owners provide a solid foundation for their horse, and themselves, coming back from time off or starting from scratch.
Build the best foundation for long-term success with your horse with the help of and Heather Wallace, an Equine Sports Massage Therapist and Equine Ergonomist, Dr. Madi Rauch, a Human and Equine Chiropractor, and Dr. Danielle Shugard, a Human Physical Therapist focusing on equestrians. They bring together their specialties for horse and rider body conditioning whether you are prepping for show season, coming back from injury, or want to create a solid base for long-term health.
It’s a conditioning diary!
Learn what signs of pain to look for in your horse. Incorporate stretches into your daily routine. Find how to improve muscle tone and strength in your horse and the rider. Take notes and record your progress and your horse’s progress. Horse owners, amateurs, and professionals alike will benefit from this collaborative look at building a strong foundation for the whole body.
In this beautifully photographed book, you will learn:
- About the types of muscle and why they are essential.
- How to stretch your horse without harm to improve mobility.
- Exercises to build a solid foundation for your horse.
- How the skeletal system of the horse affects the biomechanics of movement.
- How the rider’s imbalance can create mirroring in the horse.
- Exercises for the rider to maintain strength and balance.
- A diary to track goals for both horse and rider.
- Suggested timeline and exercises.
About the Authors
Heather Wallace is a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist (ESMT), Certified Canine Sports Massage Therapist (CCMT), and Certified Equine Ergonomist. She has written for a variety of publications including Horse Illustrated, Holistic Horse Magazine, Chrome Magazine, and Equine Info Exchange, and is the owner of Animal Bodywork and Aromatherapy based in Monmouth County, New Jersey.
Dr. Madelyn Rauch is a chiropractor who graduated from Life University and is certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). She is a partner at Animal Bodywork and Aromatherapy based in New Jersey.
Dr. Danielle Shugard went to Northeastern University and graduated in 2011 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, a BS in Rehab Science, and a Minor in Psychology. She is the owner of DCS Physical Therapy specializing in equestrians.
Tara Moore is the creator of Farm & Fir Co. and host of the Stable Exchange Podcast. Offering photography, branding, website design, content creation, and creative consulting, Farm & Fir Co. takes the reins in helping business owners build their brand and market their business.
Paperback preorder: https://animalbodywork.com/books/
About Heather Wallace
Heather Wallace is a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist (ESMT), Certified Canine Sports Massage Therapist (CCMT), Certified Equine Ergonomist (CEE) accredited through SaddleFit4Life, in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Providing exceptional quality and specializing in sensitive animals, Heather uses therapeutic sports massage techniques, acupressure, and stretching to non-invasively relieve inflammation, pain, anxiety, and increase flexibility, mobility, and speed healing for animals. She also provides horse and rider static and dynamic saddle fitting evaluations to assure the best fit and long-term health for humans and animals alike.
She has written on natural health and wellness for horses and dogs for a variety of publications including Horse Illustrated, Good Dog Magazine, Holistic Horse Magazine, and Equine Info Exchange, and is the bestselling author of Confessions of a Timid Rider and Girl Forward. Learn more at www.animalbodywork.com.