Testimonials - Equine Cranio Sacral
Leigh-Ann & Rolo - First Cranio Sacral treatment Rolo 12 year old T/B ex Racehorse
An immediate difference can be seen on the before and after pictures after Rolo's initial session with Julie. Rolo looked less croup high and not quite so upright in his hind leg. The quarters looked fuller rounder and softer and he looked more relaxed through his shoulder and neck which showed visible tension in the before pictures. Through his barrel he looked deeper as though he was relaxing his back and abdomen muscles.
When Rolo was walked in hand after his treatment he stepped under himself more when turning through the corners and appeared level in his hips. Before the treatment, he was not stepping through as much which his right hip and lost slight balance through his turns.
Rolo has a tendency to hold himself to the right whether under saddle or In hand and is weaker on his off hind which becomes very apparent in right left lead canter as he will drift through his outside left shoulder to compensate for the weaker hind leg and tilt his head dramatically to evade the contact.
Rolo was treated on the Friday morning and was lightly schooled on Sunday afternoon for the first time after his treatment. His attitude was very relaxed and soft and I felt a real difference in his length of stride behind - far more even. The canter transitions had improved, especially on the right, striking off immediately when asked and the head tilting was barely felt. His walk to canter transitions had especially improved with his first canter stride remaining more balanced where normally he would be struggling. Rolo will at times cross his jaw to evade the contact but Julie had worked on his masseter muscles and he was far softer in his jaw when ridden, with a loose flash
He was jumped the following Monday and interestingly, I was more able to keep him poll high and nose in front of vertical which is the head position he finds easiest to jump out of. He has a tendency to drop his withers in front of a fence but on this occasion he felt more upright and lighter in the hand and in a consistent frame.
I'm very pleased with the outcome of Julie's treatment on Rolo. He is not the straightest horse and has issues which may relate back to the use of half tree saddles when raced, however, he certainly feels more even, with more freedom and swing hind the saddle and stronger/straighter on his off hind. I would not hesitate to recommend a treatment.
Leigh-Ann BHSAI (Reg'd)
Rolo before & after treatment
Croup higher than withers.
Weight on forehand.
Tight in the quarters and stifle muscles.
Tight in the rib cage.
Upright and tight in the shoulders.
Shoulders in front of front legs.
Tight in the neck.
Withers now higher than quarters.
Muscles in quarters generally softer.
Quarters taking more weight.
Rib cage more supported.
Shoulders good angle.
Legs under shoulders.
Neck fuller and softer.