Key Modality – Bowen Therapy with a remedial touch

Ang ensures all the owners can get an understanding as to what their horses experience, when she provides a mini shoulder treatment for the human at the start of each first consultation. You’ll find her technique is refined according to her own experience and may feel quite different to a human Bowen Therapist.

The Bowen Therapy technique addresses all soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia), it also has a profound affect on the skeleton, internal organs, lymphatic system, meridians and acupuncture/acupressure points as well as releasing trigger and stress points.  Bowen Therapy is therefore a physical and vibrational therapy that encourages the body to homestasis (balance). Bowen Therapy is supportive to other equine industries and used in conjunction with, can expedite excellent results with dentistry, hoof, veterinary care and other complimentary health approaches.

What is involved in a Horse Fix Consult

The initial consultation includes a full assessment, with video and comprehensive palpation – providing the owner with an education on the ins and outs of their horse muscularly, skeletally and biomechanically.  This is followed by a customised treatment and education session for the owner.

How long does a treatment take? The first session takes about an hour to an hour and a half and subsequent treatment sessions take about 45 minutes to an hour.

How much you charge? $90 if I’m in the area. If there is only one horse to treat in an area I will charge a nominal amount to cover my fuel/time to travel.

Is what you do specifically for problems or can it just be a feel good and supply loosening kind of thing? All of the above! It is just like soft tissue therapy combined with an Exercise Physiology assessment for humans. I personalise the treatment according to what the horse needs.

 

Some horses need treatments that focus on:

Wellbeing

  • Which releases your horse from the rigours of everyday life to make it more balanced, soft, supple and more comfortable in it’s existence.

Rehabilition

  • Treatments designed to maintain correct balance and softness so the horse recovering from incidents will work its body in the correct shape and manner.

Pain & Discomfort Management

  • Acute treatment to reduce the impacts of injury or other illness.

Foundation Treatment

  • Treatment to maintain balance and muscle elasticity during build up and work programs.

Recovery Treatment

  • Treatment designed to reduce damaging acids and promote blood flow and healing through the body in order for the horse to more quickly gain benefit out of further training.

Performance Treatment

  • Pre comp treatment which has the purpose to open up the horse’s body for it to perform on competition day. Focusing on opening the ribs and respiratory system and providing blood flushes to the power muscles and concussive tendons.

The benefits of an Equine Body Therapy treatment:

» Contributes to muscle strength and suppleness

» Assists in joint mobility and range of movement

» Helps overcome skeletal issues

» Improves circulation

» Allieviates pain and discomfort

» Contributes to detoxification and lymphatic drainage

» Minimises muscle, tendon, ligament stiffness and strain and facilitates tissue repair

Riding Lessons – Equestrian Australia

With both an Equestrian Australia Introductory Coaching qualification and a tertiary Post Graduate Diploma in Education under her belt, Ang is not only an insured riding instructor but she has outstanding teaching ability. Clients can attest to her ability to communicate effectively and efficiently, with a focus on what the rider can do to improve the horse’s movement and athleticism. Informed by her knowledge of equine biomechanics and fitness, Ang asks riders to embrace learning about themselves, to consequently enhance their relationship with their horse. Teaching at all levels the results are guaranteed!

If you are student who is into physical development, you may enjoy a lesson utilising an excellent tool – Ang’s BALIMO® Chair. The BALIMO® Chair assists in reprogramming rider posturecore control lower back flexion &hip/pelvic mobility

If you want to carefully assess your own physical response to the 3D movement of your horse – book in a posturally specific riding lesson with Ang. Before you get on your horse, you’ll be put through your paces on this tricky little stool – that has a reputation for challenging even the most capable of riders!! It’s a great way to see how your core, hips, pelvis and lower back are actually working on the horse and give you a clearer understanding as to why your horse is restricted in its own movement, BY YOURS!

“The name BALIMO® comes from BAL ance I n MO tion. The chair was designed with the goal of loosening the lower spine and training coordinated lumbar movements. Thanks to its patented 360° point joint integrated inside the seat, BALIMO® enables three-dimensional movements… the spine straightens, muscular imbalances are playfully eliminated and new movement patterns activated.

The advantages of the BALIMO® at a glance:
➡️Strengthen the back muscles
➡️More mobility of the pelvis and spine
➡️Improvement of the sense of balance
➡️Increase body awareness
➡️Reactivation of the connections between the brain and muscles
➡️More safety and ease in the movement”

Ang is travelling throughout Gippsland offering private and group lessons at the venue of your choice. Call 0407 053 064 to find out more about her coaching methodology.

What her students say

“I had the most amazing lesson at pony club with instructor, Ang Lea. Ang focused on a lot of different things including posture of the rider. I thoroughly enjoyed my riding lesson with Ang and am looking forward to the next one.” | Cassidy Fry – Pony Clubber & Show Rider

“Ang absolutely makes me aware of my position on the horse. Her upbeat positive attitude makes grasping new concepts extremely easy and non confronting. Her attention to detail, in particular to the rider, always means I walk away from lessons more aware of how I am impacting my horse’s way of going.” | Vicky Henschke – 3* Eventer & Racing Industry Professional

“A great day of instruction at Meeniyan Pony Club. All our riders (and parents listening) got so much out of your lessons. We are looking forward to your return.” | Sue Johnson – Meeniyan PC District Commissioner