Building Bonds

Empowering Bodywork Techniques

​Join Julie for Building Bonds, her online course based on her book -  Equine Stretching for Mobility – An Illustrated Guide! This course will be offered in 3 modules and will include video, illustrations to download, diagrams and additional information not included in her book. You will have access to a FaceBook group where you can interact with Julie and other course participants while sharing your experiences and knowledge. The course focuses on preparing you to get your hands on the horse and work through basic bodywork techniques and stretches while achieving the ultimate goal of “building bonds” with the horse mentally, physically and spiritually! 

Module 1:

  • Learn to recognize the signs that the horse’s mobility may be compromised

  • Learn to record the horse’s vital signs

  • Basic equine anatomy

  • Equine biomechanics

  • How to “feel” energy patterns & body temperature variations on the horse

  • Basic soft tissue release techniques

  • Basic massage techniques

Module 2:

  • Review module 1 

  • Preparing to stretch – human preparation

  • Preparing to stretch – horse preparation

  • Warming up the horse –pendulum exercise

  • Stretching the head and neck

  • Stretching the front legs

Module 3:

  • Review modules 1 & 2

  • Stretching the hind legs 

  • Stretching the body using rounding

  • Bonus bodywork technique

  • Developing a stretching routine​

"Bread may feed my body... my horse feeds my soul"

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Photo by  Birgit Berghofer

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