Skye's the Limit Equine Therapy

Skye's the Limit Equine Therapy STL Equine Therapy, LLC provides massage, kinesiology, craniosacral, and BEMER therapies for your horse.

This is my page to share the connections I have with animals. I have two dogs, a bird and a beautiful horse. I teach riding lessons and often interact with horses of all demeanors. The stories I share are what I have experienced.

05/28/2020

STL Equine Therapy is open for business!!!! As the weather gets more like summer, everyone can finally get out to ride! A BEMER/Massage session is a great way to work the kinks out of your horse's body as you begin to put them back into work. Something to consider!!!

Be safe out there fellow equestrians!! The flies are OUT and so are those dang ticks!

05/09/2020

How are you coping with this self isolation? I see light at the end of the tunnel and a ton of saddle time!!! What training plan do you have for your horse when you start back to riding?!

03/28/2020

Welcome Snoopy to the STL family! A drive to Hagerstown, MD to see this sweet boy was needed despite the social distancing! Snoopy is a suspected young rescue Quarter horse from the West, owned by Linds O'Brien. He very much enjoyed his massage and acupressure. He was quick to learn that a human touch does not have to be painful. Happy healing Snoopy!!!!

03/20/2020

I am off for the next three weeks due to the pandemic. However, STL is still open for equine massages! There is no evidence that the virus can be transmitted onto the horse and then onto the owner or myself.

Consider spreading the word that STL is open for business. We all need some pampering and healing massages!!! If your horse is exhibiting a particular issue, please PM me so I can figure out the best massage modality to use during the session prior to coming out to your barn.

I know I am getting a lot more saddle time these days!

03/16/2020

Sharing this message from the president of IAAMB:
Corid-19 does not appear to affect animals' respiration. They would not be carriers to transmit it through their breath. As potential vectors, any virus that they might have their skin could be available for transmission in the same way as it might cling to our phones, doorknobs and shopping cart handles. Equine and canine massage are solitary activities. I cannot see any reason not to massage animals. For equine and canine massage practitioners, while working with an animal client, use the same precautions suggested by the CDC. Wash your hands before and after treatments. Don’t touch your face with your hands. As an LMT and RN, I know that most viruses are degraded by soap and water, diffused by fresh air and inactivated by time in the sun. So, advise your clients to give their horses baths, turn them out often, and ride in the sunshine. Warmest regards, Jonathan Rudinger, President IAAMB/ACWT

03/14/2020

Giving Princess and Al so much needed massage sessions!!! Thoroughbreds owned by Morgan Spencer!! 💕

02/23/2020

Welcome Wendy to the STL family!!! Wendy got a special acupressure treatment today!!! She definitely loved it and showed great releases too!!! The weather wasn't too shabby either!!!! Wendy is owned and loved by Kathy Barlow!

02/20/2020

Looks like we have been blessed with a mild winter!!! Usually between March and April my mare, Skye, would give me a bit more pep to her step, and a bit more mood too. With this warmer than colder winter, it seems to have begun already. Even the geldings are a bit more friskier. How are your horses doing with his extra ordinary warm winter???

For those who are located in the NoVA area.... come and learn about BEMER!!! My clients horses have a BEMER session as p...
02/06/2020

For those who are located in the NoVA area.... come and learn about BEMER!!! My clients horses have a BEMER session as part of their therapy!!! Learn about the human BEMER Too!! Message me with any questions!

01/16/2020
Bemer Group North America

Bemer Group North America

Introducing the brand new BEMER Horse-Set!

The BEMER Horse-Set has been proven to have a positive impact on your horse’s body. It strengthens your horse’s health in terms of prevention and promotes regeneration after illness. It improves suppleness during training or when preparing for competitions. It can also provide valuable support during the healing process, including recovery from muscle tension or tendon/ligament/muscle injury.

What are the proven health benefits of BEMER for horses?

Improved microcirculation
Supports parasympathetic processes in the organism
Promotes relaxation and regeneration after exertion
Increased performance
Optimizes exercise through increased suppleness
Helps prevent and increases defense against infection
Speeds up the recovery process after an injury
Improves the anesthetic experience and regeneration after surgery

See more: https://life.bemergroup.com/equine/

12/26/2019

Merry Christmas from my herd to yours!!! May all your days be healthy and happy!!!

12/08/2019

Busy day at STL!! I got to see my favorite guy, Al (owned by Morgan) and he got pampered like a retired horse should!!!! I also got to meet Morgan's new girl Princess who got some acupressure for cribbing and a massage afterwards. Then I got to meet Nelly (10yo) and Prince (3yo) owned by Sarah and Step Aside (12 yo) owned by Alex ... all got the STL treatment with great responses!!!! Busy day but so very rewarding!!!

11/29/2019

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!! I hope your weekend is filled with family and horses!!!!!

11/21/2019

Abscesses. It's a nightmare, for the horse and for the owner. The horse turns three legged and the pain is horrible. Generally speaking, when you ask a vet or someone who has experienced an abscess on their horse, it takes 3 weeks on average for the abscess to blow. The length of time varies. Sometimes from being three legged for so long, the other leg abscesses once the other abscess blows.

Skye, my sweet TB, got an abscess from a stone bruise. She had recently been shod and must have nailed a stone pretty hard. Needless to say, she was lame. Broke my heart to see her in so much pain. What did I do?

I used the BEMER blanket and cuff everyday. 15 min setting on both. Everyday I went to treat my other horse's eye, I put the blanket on Skye and the cuff on her fetlock. Her abscess blew a week later through the nail hole of her shoe. ONE WEEK!!! BEMER works with the circulation to allow the body to do what it need to do, to fight infection. One of the great things BEMER does!!!

So the top three horses in yesterday's Grand Prix at WEF all use BEMER.  The BEMER amplifies the horses circulation to p...
11/18/2019
Equestrian Sport Productions

So the top three horses in yesterday's Grand Prix at WEF all use BEMER. The BEMER amplifies the horses circulation to promote recovery, rebuilding, rejuvenating of the body’s systems!! Great for pre-training and post training to allow recovery and regeneration. Not to mention recovery from the long hauling to shows!!!

When you suspect your horse has an abscess.... BEMER blanket and cuff are in order!!!
11/03/2019

When you suspect your horse has an abscess.... BEMER blanket and cuff are in order!!!

Welcome to the STL family!! Meet Penny!!! 24 yo Paint who absolutely loved her pampering today!!! As u can tell from her...
11/02/2019

Welcome to the STL family!! Meet Penny!!! 24 yo Paint who absolutely loved her pampering today!!! As u can tell from her face....she loved how BEMER made her feel!!! Thank you Megan for trusting your girl with me.

Chiltern Vet Physio
10/31/2019

Chiltern Vet Physio

For those people who still insist in tying their horses mouth shut!!!

The Temperomandibular joint (TMJ) is “The joint with the most proprioceptive nerves in the horse’s entire body".

When the horse’s lower jaw cannot move, it cannot, therefore, ‘transmit’ accurate positioning data to the horse’s body, which results in poor movement and performance.

TMJ dysfunction reaction in horses are as follows:
Balance may be impaired
Ability to perform lateral movements will be impaired
Range of motion of the cervical vertebrae will be impacted
Contraction of the long hyoid muscles can put other muscles into spasm and tension
The horse wants to ‘go behind the bit’ to relieve tension in the muscles between the hyoid and the scapula and/or the sternum
It sets the stage for a hollow back
It shortens the horse’s stride

STILL Want ot tie the horses mouth shut?

BEMER works with the circulation.  It helps open up the circulation to flow more fluidly.  It aids the body in doing wha...
10/14/2019

BEMER works with the circulation. It helps open up the circulation to flow more fluidly. It aids the body in doing what it does best.... repair, recover and rebuild. Allows the medicine to get to where it needs to go!

I've been putting the BEMER cuff on Merlin's eye area... (obviously not ON the eye) everyday since his surgery. Below is a picture of post surgery and the day after. You can tell, it's much much better than expected. There is still swelling in the lids but it’s resolving and healing great!

10/11/2019

Merlin's surgery to remove cancer cells on his eye ball went well!!! His lids are swollen but it's amazing how the body protects itself!!!! Meds are twice a day but.... you know what this boy got.... yup.... BEMER!!! It will allow his circulation to open and get that medicine where it needs to go AND allow his body to heal. Such fantastic technology.

We have a connection with our horses ...but it’s a lot deeper connection than we think! Always know your mood affects yo...
10/03/2019
Horses Can Actually Understand Your Emotions, A New Study Says

We have a connection with our horses ...but it’s a lot deeper connection than we think! Always know your mood affects your horse, so ride happy!!!! ❤️🐴

If you have ever owned or spent a lot of time riding with one particular horse, chances are good that you've felt some sort of special connection with them — and wondered if horses even like humans. Maybe you've felt like they were actually your…

BEMER is circulation driven. Opens up microcirculation...so imagine if your horse is suffering from an abscess...!!! Aid...
09/29/2019

BEMER is circulation driven. Opens up microcirculation...so imagine if your horse is suffering from an abscess...!!! Aiding the body to fight dysfunction!!!!

08/14/2019

Worked on Malibu today in preparation for her barrel racing show this weekend!!! LOTS of yawning, licking and chewing!! All great responses for muscular releases!! Hopefully Catie and Collin will have successes this weekend!!

08/14/2019

Worked on Doc, a pasture mate with Derby (Secretariats grandson) in Great Falls on Saturday. Doc is recovering from a torn ligament in his front right and really enjoyed his massage. He's an older TB and has trouble gaining weight. Amazing how recent lameness can affect his muscles so much. Lots of licking and chewing!! Doc is another happy massage client!!

07/20/2019

Worked on Mocha today!! I think she loved her trapezius massaged!!! What do you think??

07/06/2019

Thank you Sarah Fletcher for allowing me to work on Denny today!!! He definitely showed signs of really enjoying it!!!

With this Summer weather.... it's super important to know when it's a good time to ride and when it's a good time to tak...
07/04/2019

With this Summer weather.... it's super important to know when it's a good time to ride and when it's a good time to take the day off. Add the temperature + humidity % ... the total number, check this chart and see whether it's good to work your horse.

When it's super humid, even cooling them down with water won't help... b/c the horse cannot adequately evaporate the water.... making his own body a hot box. Please be smart...

06/23/2019

This is post-massage, shiatsu, and stretching. He still paddles but much less than pre-massage.

06/23/2019

This is pre-massage. Al exhibits paddling in his hind end during the trot.

Thank you Morgan for letting me work on Al today!  We had a lot of great responses from him!!!  I think he loved the att...
06/22/2019

Thank you Morgan for letting me work on Al today! We had a lot of great responses from him!!! I think he loved the attention and releases!!

The Farm House Tack Shop
06/16/2019

The Farm House Tack Shop

Talk about putting things in perspective...

Did you know..... Justify used BEMER???
06/09/2019

Did you know..... Justify used BEMER???

Congratulations to Justify and all of his connections!

Welcome to STL, Derby!!!  Derby is a promising OTTB 11yo who is learning that life is great now and will be up for adopt...
05/27/2019

Welcome to STL, Derby!!! Derby is a promising OTTB 11yo who is learning that life is great now and will be up for adoption. He’s very sweet, lacks intense swirl, and is about 15.3 or 16.1 hands. He is one of Secretariats grandchildren. Can you tell?!

Thank you Kathryn Fleck for trusting me with your beautiful boy!!! He loved his BEMER session!!!!

Great picture to explain typical “girthy “ horses.....proper placement of the girth and saddle are so important
05/17/2019

Great picture to explain typical “girthy “ horses.....proper placement of the girth and saddle are so important

05/09/2019
Horses Inside Out

Horses Inside Out

Love this video illustrating muscle action and the benefits of trot poles! Taken during a demo last week at Aberystwyth.

Notice the alteration in posture as the Mare goes through the poles. Core muscle recruitment!! As well as increased joint movement.

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Skye’s the Limit Equine Therapy focuses on the biomechanics of your horse. STL uses massage services (energy and manual manipulation) and BEMER therapy. It is important as horse owners to be the voice for our equine companions. I am passionate providing these services to owners so they maximize the relationship they have with their horse. Skye’s the limit to your horse’s performance!!

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