Equine Massage Success Stories
Greg, We thank you at Capricorn Farm for your care of our horses Barcelona and Hayley. Barcelona, our cutting horse, was paralyzed on the left side of his face and the vet had diagnosed him with a rare inner ear infection.
Your treatments helped him tremendously and he did regain more function on that side of his face and we were able to ride him again. We were impressed with your kind and gentle treatment and the trust that Barcelona had in you.
Hayley our pony that shows hunter/jumper has been helped by your treatment as well. Her back was very painful and with your help she is taking another child to a successful year in the show ring. We highly recommend your treatments and are so thankful that you were able to help.
–Katie Thomas, Capricorn Farm
Misty was injured on 6/28/02. She was 2 years old and had only 8 rides on her when she tried to jump out of a round pen and unfortunately, caught her right hind leg in the steel panels. The vet diagnosed her with a probable rupture of the superficial digital flexor tendon. The vet recommended 4 months of stall rest with a slight possibility (at best) that she may be ridden on light trail rides after a year of rest.
After being stalled for one month, Misty had lost all muscle tone and was very stiff all over. I began expanding her stall (with panels) so that she had more room to walk. After her first month of her unimproved state, I also started massage and acupuncture treatments. She began to improve due to these treatments.
After a year of massage which was done bi-weekly, Misty had improved significantly. In fact, I started riding her in July 2003 after a year of rest had expired. In August 2003, I rode her in a 14 day horsemanship clinic every day for a minimum of 3 hours per day and she remained sound. I couldn't believe this result.
I owe many thanks to Greg Cicciu and Inner peace Wellness Institute who performed many of the massages to Misty. It has been almost 2 years since her injury, and I am so pleased that I pursued the massage therapy. What a miracle!