Kristin’s Horse Sense mission is to provide a program for youth and adults that includes riding and care of ponies and horses. The goal is to develop responsibility through leadership and promote partnership without dominance, teamwork without fear, willingness without intimidation, and harmony without coercion - Horsemanship confidence.
At first Shaggy is not able to bear weight on his hind end. By the middle picture he is starting to steady himself on the hindquarters and in the last picture he is bearing weigh on all four legs much more evenly! This means he is less lower back pain and can function. Also look at the difference with which he holds his neck. In the first he holds a ton of tension, by the third his neck is looking much less tense and he is starting to build topline! This posture is due to the diligence of Horse Sense students and Kristin relaxing the muscles through message and through CranioSacral techniques. Shaggy is a live case proving that not is all lost and even a 20 year old horse can regain the ability to walk straight after diagnosed neurologically incapable.
"My horse, Shaggy, was having such issues with his back and pretty much everything else that I was beginning to feel his quality of life was not good enough to stick around for. He walked crooked, looked crooked, and was not allowed to "have fun" for fear he would make it worse. Today, thanks to the CranioSacral work Kristin initiated and her work with PT Reap, his back looks normal, he plants his back feet nice and straight, he can get out and run without being crippled the next day, and I'm envisioning riding him again one of these days.
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "
Nancy Wahl-Scheurich, CA
Notice Shaggy's eyes in the before picture. His left eye is drooping compared to his right. In the after picture notice how much more level and open they are!
By the end of treatments Shaggy didn't need to use his tail nearly as much to counter balance for his legs. He was able to walk straighter instead of crookedly trying to walk a straight line with each half of his body facing different directions.
NO drugs were used. NO chiropractic
Note: All treatments have their place. The point here is CranioSacral undeniably allows the body to heal and regain biomechanical balance.
Photo courtesy of Lumi Michelle Rolley in ECS2. You can see tension relief on the after photo. Look for the softness in his eyes. We have provided detail such as the yellow line for easier comparisons.
Kristin has been ECS practitioner since 2011. Helping horses and educating owners of their equine's needs is her passion.. This page shows the changes and progress for more biomechanically sound horses obtained by using the Equine CranioSacral techniques as taught by internationally renowned Maureen Rogers. All practitioners involved consent to share their information learned in the workshops for Educational purposes and those submitting may borrow results from this page.
In 2010 Kristin was desperately looking for help for Shaggy who was diagnosed a neurological case and even when pumped up with Adaquan and Legend shots couldn't hold weight on all four legs.
Equine CranioSacral was the start of true recovery for Shaggy. Slowly, he was able to put weight on his hind quarters. Below you can see the difference in stance of Shaggy's posture while walking. On the left he looks about ready to fall, on the right, although weak he is able to biomechanically walk straighter.
Above Shaggy has made some spectacular changes!
Photo courtesy of Lumi Michelle Rolley.