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Horses & Hounds A small business to keep me busy and to help horses in need of an equine sports and rehabilitation massage. Treat your loved pets!!
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Now adding more to my business with dog grooming, walking and boarding.

Merry Christmas everyone from us at Horses & Hounds have a great day 🐎🦮🎁
25/12/2022

Merry Christmas everyone from us at Horses & Hounds have a great day 🐎🦮🎁

Check out my instagram page for more updates on what I have been up to!!
04/04/2022

Check out my instagram page for more updates on what I have been up to!!

Had the pleasure of looking after Mia over the weekend. Went home with a lovely bath and groom.
15/03/2022

Had the pleasure of looking after Mia over the weekend. Went home with a lovely bath and groom.

Before and after picture of the lovely Lola I did the other day. Message me for your bookings.
14/03/2022

Before and after picture of the lovely Lola I did the other day.
Message me for your bookings.

Expanding my business with a new logo and name change. Adding dog grooming, boarding and walking.  Contact me for more i...
14/03/2022

Expanding my business with a new logo and name change.

Adding dog grooming, boarding and walking.
Contact me for more information - 07932740752

BOOK YOUR MASSAGE NOW❗️❗️❗️Start the year right! I am a fully qualified equine sports and rehabilitation massage therapi...
17/01/2022

BOOK YOUR MASSAGE NOW❗️❗️❗️

Start the year right!

I am a fully qualified equine sports and rehabilitation massage therapists.

Here for all your horsey needs!!

Working mainly in the Woking area,
Message me for more details on 07932740752.

01/01/2022
06/12/2021
This big friendly giant Troy getting a bit of TLC 💙, he appreciated the deep muscle massage followed by some long stretc...
03/10/2021

This big friendly giant Troy getting a bit of TLC 💙, he appreciated the deep muscle massage followed by some long stretches.

Message me for more details!! 

Two new lovely horses today. Had the pleasure of doing these two horses today, both needed it for different reasons howe...
02/08/2021

Two new lovely horses today.

Had the pleasure of doing these two horses today, both needed it for different reasons however both got what they needed out of the massage. Looking forward to seeing them both again and having a little sit on them.

Good read
27/05/2021

Good read

Good mornings work, first working on Onyx he was loads better today and listened from the start, working on transitions ...
25/05/2021

Good mornings work, first working on Onyx he was loads better today and listened from the start, working on transitions and balance. 
Then little George ( forgot a picture so took one of him after) changed his bit for steering and had no problems so great improvement.
Then little Rue, had a cheeky jump on him today but he come a long way from when I sat on him last.

Little project, a youngster getting back into work was very cheeky at the start but got some nice work out of him in the...
23/05/2021

Little project, a youngster getting back into work was very cheeky at the start but got some nice work out of him in the end.

For more information give me a message.

Two more massages, completely forgot to take pictures of them so here is a picture of them in the field after and one of...
09/05/2021

Two more massages, completely forgot to take pictures of them so here is a picture of them in the field after and one of the puppies.

Great to visit again but this time not to ride but to give them a massage, George and Rue loved every second and really benefitted from the massages, looking forward to next week and riding them to see the improvements.

A lovely afternoon with my two new clients, very happy with the outcome of the massage and how both horses settled, loo...
07/05/2021

A lovely afternoon with my two new clients, very happy with the outcome of the massage and how both horses settled, looking forward to seeing them in the next six weeks.

Any questions or for more information don’t be afraid to give me a message❗️

Book your massage with a 30 minute free lesson for new clients. 😲😲

TAKING BOOKINGS NOW!!! 🐴❗️❗️Great Saturdays work with Beth and Lego introducing lateral movements, and a easy day with N...
27/03/2021

TAKING BOOKINGS NOW!!! 🐴❗️❗️

Great Saturdays work with Beth and Lego introducing lateral movements, and a easy day with Nancy as she’s been in the saddle all week working on softness.
Just love watching Lego and Nancy improve as the weeks go on.

Message me for more details on horse massaging and riding lessons.

Working on this gorgeous boy today. 🥕A great lesson with Beth this afternoon, it has been amazing to see the effort and ...
12/02/2021

Working on this gorgeous boy today. 🥕
A great lesson with Beth this afternoon, it has been amazing to see the effort and hard work she has put in to him, looking forward to the next couple of weeks to see more improvement.

So glad I could give him a massage afterwards as he was overdue one, and was great to see him releasing some tension. 

Message for pre bookings for after covid restrictions have lowered. 🐴

03/02/2021
Happy Saturday everyone!! Working with Nancy today, She was lazy at the start but after some indirect and direct transit...
30/01/2021

Happy Saturday everyone!!

Working with Nancy today, She was lazy at the start but after some indirect and direct transitions she soon woke up. Sometimes keeping it simple can make a massive change.

As it’s the weekend she gets extra treats 😁🥕🥕

Stay safe❗️

Hope you all had a great Christmas and eat as much as my chunky pets. 🍾🥂 🌲 Stay safe!!
26/12/2020

Hope you all had a great Christmas and eat as much as my chunky pets. 🍾🥂 🌲
Stay safe!!

18/12/2020
15/12/2020

Over Rugging, by our vet Lucy Carmichael

As temperatures drop, it’s tempting to reach for one of the rugs in our horse’s wardrobe. However, when we want to throw on the layers, doing the same for them may not be the right choice. There are significant differences in the way horses stay warm to the way that we do, for example:

• Unclipped horses already have a thick, hairy coat. This coat contains natural oils to repel water, and, if required, small muscles can contract, causing the hairs to stand on end (much like when we get goosebumps). This traps air between the hair and skin, providing an additional layer of insulation

• Horses have the benefit of a wider thermoneutral zone- for humans this is 25-35˚C, whereas the horse’s thermoneutral zone extends much lower, 5-25˚C. The thermoneutral zone is the temperature range at which an animal does not have to expend any energy to keep warm. This means that horses remain comfortable at significantly lower temperatures compared to us

• Where we have an appendix, horses have a caecum. The caecum acts as a ‘fermentation vat’, where bacteria break down feed and produce heat. Breakdown of forage generates the most heat. Therefore, a diet of low-calorie forage is far more effective for keeping your horse warm than putting on a rug

• Horses can efficiently divert their blood flow from the extremities to the internal organs, maintaining their core temperature. This is why their ears sometimes feel cold to touch, and it is important to see how warm they are by feeling inside the armpit or taking a re**al temperature (See our video on how to take your horse’s TPR here - https://youtu.be/_bug-U1-hMg)

• During movement, or even shivering, contraction of the large muscles of the body burns energy and releases heat

Over-rugging will affect your horse’s ability to regulate its body temperature and may cause significant distress if they get too hot. Extreme heat stress may result in dehydration, increased heart and respiratory rates, lethargy and even colic. There are long term implications too. When rugged, your horse will use less energy, and the excess will be converted to fat, predisposing them Equine Metabolic Syndrome and laminitis in the spring. Therefore, rather than rugging, providing appropriate shelter and ample forage are likely to be more effective ways of keeping your horse warm through the winter.

There are cases, of course, when rugging is appropriate- horses standing in, or those which are clipped will need a rug. However, numerous factors should be considered when choosing which type and weight, including the environment, type of shelter available and the weather. Remember that you are likely to be making this decision in the morning, when the temperature is probably several degrees cooler than it will be in the middle of the day.

For further advice on rugging in the winter, call our team on 01323 815120

06/12/2020

Shrapnel getting a little attention on her neck this morning. After getting backed and broken in two month she definitely needed it.

We had such a good start until i added another jump and he decided to have a tantrum, however jumping two jumps after e...
05/12/2020

We had such a good start until i added another jump and he decided to have a tantrum, however jumping two jumps after each other in canter is a massive improvement for little Nintendo.
Very happy with him and looking forward to my next ride.

24/11/2020

Whitley Neil loves a good ear scratch

Malibu is releasing some tension after some hard work from the last couple of weeks. Getting better with stretching on b...
23/11/2020

Malibu is releasing some tension after some hard work from the last couple of weeks. Getting better with stretching on both side just need to work on the sass.

20/11/2020
Keeping within the government guide lines! A great lesson with Lucy working on control and collection with this strong ...
16/11/2020

Keeping within the government guide lines! A great lesson with Lucy working on control and collection with this strong horse.
PM for any information or if your wanting to book for when the government guide lines have lifted.

Finally they have arrived
31/10/2020

Finally they have arrived

Up in Melton backing a breaking 12 babies. This little guy had his first treatment after being in the saddle for a week ...
15/10/2020

Up in Melton backing a breaking 12 babies. This little guy had his first treatment after being in the saddle for a week for the first time. As you can see he was loving the heat pads.

HAT FOR SALE!!! Selling for a mate it’s never been used as it was to small let me know if you are interested. 😊 £50
11/09/2020

HAT FOR SALE!!!

Selling for a mate it’s never been used as it was to small let me know if you are interested. 😊 £50

Lovely little hack with the babies yesterday, they were so good more bothered about eating on the way round then anythin...
10/09/2020

Lovely little hack with the babies yesterday, they were so good more bothered about eating on the way round then anything else. 

Spreading the KJT Equine love with the dogs today. Was great to see this mare again and see the improvements, not forget...
07/09/2020

Spreading the KJT Equine love with the dogs today. Was great to see this mare again and see the improvements, not forgetting the baby growing up fast looking forward to when she’s 3.

Not forgetting this lovely lady!! She is one that works so hard so we are trying a lot of long and low work with her. Ca...
23/08/2020

Not forgetting this lovely lady!! She is one that works so hard so we are trying a lot of long and low work with her. Can’t wait for her to build her fitness up so we can have a play with the jumps.

23/08/2020

First school karma has had coming back from grass, she did try and fight me but ones settled she was such a pleasure to ride. she’s already slowly building her hind quarters up from the massage last week. Onwards and upwards with this lovely mare.

Lovely morning meeting these two new mares I have the pleasure working with. Both thoroughly enjoyed their massage, look...
16/08/2020

Lovely morning meeting these two new mares I have the pleasure working with. Both thoroughly enjoyed their massage, looking forward to seeing them on Sunday for a lesson and seeing the change in their muscles after some well deserved time of in the field.

Been a bit quiet recently so I apologise, however managed to work on this little guy this morning (Nintendo). He if v...
26/07/2020

Been a bit quiet recently so I apologise, however managed to work on this little guy this morning (Nintendo). He if very funny on his right side but started to relax into the massage as the time went on, really needed a lot of work on his neck (ventral serrated and trapezius muscles) looking forward to riding him tomorrow to see the difference.

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