Q Can a massage be administered immediately before a competition or event?
A Yes, for any discipline with the exception of dressage, in which timing may be affected for up to four hours after therapy.
Q Is my horse too old/young for a massage?
A No. Horses of any age will benefit from sports massage therapy.
Q My horse lives outside all year. Must I groom and clip him before a massage?
A He must be free from caked mud, but there is no need to clip him.
Q My horse is running a fever, will massage therapy help?
A While massage therapy will certainly benefit the horse's health, it can only be administered after the horse's temperature has returned to normal.
Q My horse is suffering from shock, will massage therapy help?
A While massage therapy will certainly benefit the horse's health, it can only be administered once the horse is out of shock.
Q Is massage therapy a reliable substitute for veterinary medicine?
A No. Equine sports massage therapy is never a substitute for veterinary medicine. If you are ever in doubt regarding your horse's health, contact your vet.