Horses Show Us the Change in a "Stillpoint"
The horse’s eyes show us the horse’s conscious recognition of changes.
The conscious expression we see in his eyes shows how the “light pipes” or fascia brings consciousness into a stuck, compressed area of his body. “Stillpoints” are where the horse consciously identifies the changes and releases the stuck compression consciously, also releasing the old emotional trauma charge. The horse shows an intense, inner focus when this process occurrs, as the horse above shows. Rigid, stuck and compressed areas block movement and feeling. This is why “tightness” is such a huge limit both physically, emotionally and spiritually. When the fascia, or myofascia, opens, the “light pipes” allow the fascia to expand freely and re-organize for improved range of motion and feeling. Circulation improves as sensation is restored.
Healthy, normal fascia slides easily and without stuck areas. Any limit is also a fascia limit. Since Fascia is the “body’s internet,” stuck areas become “down” or lost sites and the horse can’t respond fully.
“This is a book that goes beyond the anatomical importance of the connective tissue system in horses…it addresses the holistic need of the horse to be understaod and respected. It gives insight into the way fascial tensionaffexts the behavior and performance of horses and how relief for the fascial system provides horses with much more than alleviation of pain. This book should be in the library of all horse owners.”
Madalyn Ward, DVM
A rider's touch
An avid rider, Margret includes a rider’s perspective in her bodywork. She enjoys horse touring, such as in Ireland with Willie Leahy on Connemara and Coast tours; at home, she explores dressage and trail rides.
Her experience includes a BA in Journalism, while her visual skills were honed by years as an artist. She certified in Matrix Energetics, a Quantum Energy work developed by Richard Bartlett. She certified in Equine Natural Movement (Heller Work for horses) with Joseph Freeman. Conformation Balancing developed to help owners and riders see the athletic limits in their horses, as well as aiding the horse’s emotional progress by soma emotional recall.