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Conformation Balancing is deceptively simple. With patient, conscientious placement of your hands on specific areas of the horse's body, you can bring about profound change in his physical and mental well-being. The secret? The internet-like web of fascia beneath the skin. Fascia is the connective tissue that “holds everything together”—it wraps around, attaches, and stabilizes muscles and internal organs, communicating with all parts, while providing structure and organization. But here's the thing: Fascia also is a reservoir for emotional trauma and tension. This means that when you help a horse find a physical release in a “stuck” area of strain or stiffness, you invite psychological healing, as well.
In this program, follow along in real time with Margret Henkels as she works through progressive changes with Balance, a Warmblood, and CT, a Quarter Horse. Learn key aspects of her techniques and how they can help release areas of tension, strain, and hidden trauma in your horse's body.
An excellent companion to the book Is Your Horse 100%?
Margret Henkels has a deep passion for horses, good health, and learning, which drove her to find her own 100-percent fitness and eventually drew her into equine bodywork. She is certified in Matrix Energetics, a Quantum Energy work developed by Dr. Richard Bartlett, and Equine Natural Movement (Heller Work for horses) with Joseph Freeman. Her method of Conformation Balancing developed through years of work with horses experiencing elusive athletic limits. An avid rider, Henkels includes a rider's perspective in her bodywork techniques. Henkels continually researches conformation in relation to her unique approach in order to offer new tools for looking at the horse's appearance to find athletic imbalances.