Nationally known horse trainer and award-winning equine journalist Diana Thompson offers Hands-On Horse Care® education in equine massage, acupressure, nonviolent horse training, and Bach Flower essences.
Whether you are a professional trainer or equine body worker, one-horse owner, trail rider, or avid competitor, Diana provides clear how-to instruction in methods you can use yourself to improve horse performance and behavior.
Fall 2013 Highlights
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- Acupressure Level One Class Begins April 5, 2014
$50 Tuition Discount if you Register for the Level One course by January 30, 2014
- Casper the Friendly Rescue Horse is Ready for His New Home
- Free Printable Point Charts from Diana's Book
- Diana’s Acupressure DVD is Still in Production
- See Diana’s book Acupressure Point Charts for Horses, An Illustrated Guide to 128 Point Locations and Uses
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During the Level One course, Diana teaches students how to feel qi energy and carry out acupressure sessions on class horses. Students will learn the locations and uses of more than 120 equine acupressure points and the functions of twelve organ channels (meridians) and two extraordinary flows of energy as described in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Diana will teach acupressure point combinations and the use of the TCM herb moxa to support equine physical and emotional health.*
*Traditional Chinese Medicine, which includes acupressure, is not a substitute for Western medical care. If your horse has a medical issue, contact your veterinarian for advice and treatment.
Casper is a young quarter horse gelding that Diana has been helping for the past 16 months. He suffered injuries during a difficult birth that left him with odd gaits at the walk and trot and choosing to avoid the canter completely. Veterinarians concluded he would never perform as a cutting horse and euthanasia was suggested. Fortunately, Casper’s owners contacted Diana for help and Casper has responded beautifully to her rehabilitation program. He is now three and one-half years old and moving almost normally.
Diana is creating a comprehensive instructional DVD that will show horse owners how to do equine acupressure. The program will give students a way to learn Diana’s methods and locate some amazing acupressure points up close and detailed! The DVD will be available for purchase later this year. Click here to see photos taken during filming
Diana's new book, Acupressure Point Charts for Horses, An Illustrated Guide to 128 Point Locations and Uses is in stock now. The 272-page book is printed in a "barn-friendly" flip chart format with 400 photographs and 100 illustrations. Click here to view and print full-size sample pages.
BONUS OFFER: Order Acupressure Point Charts for Horses and receive the 6-page color laminated chart, Emergency Acupressure Points for Horses for only $5.95 (a $10 savings!)
New review from Cheryl Schwartz, DVM, author, Four Paws, Five Directions, A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs:
"Diana Thompson’s book Acupressure Point Charts for Horses is fabulous for all horse people who want to learn about keeping their horses vital, flexible and healthy. For veterinarians and other horse professionals interested in Chinese Medicine, acupressure and massage, the book offers some of the best photos I’ve seen for locating meridians and points. For lay people, this book is user friendly, with its layout and practical, precise explanations. Being an educator and author for twenty years, and a holistic veterinarian for thirty, I fully appreciate the work and effort that went into the making of this book. Hats off to you, Diana!"