You’ve probably noticed athletes at the Olympics wearing tape on different parts of their bodies when they compete for gold. That tape supports tendons and joints, increases circulation and decreases muscle spasms. It’s recently been discovered that taping can help horses in the same way. And taping isn’t just for performance horses either. A backyard horse can benefit from taping, too. Backyard horses that are ridden in spurts instead of daily, as are “professional” horses, often have the same risk. Exactly how taping can aid professional and nonprofessional horses is the subject of author and equine therapist Katja Bredlau-Morich’s book Kinesiology Taping for Horses: The Complete Guide to Taping for Equine Health, Fitness, and Performance.
The idea behind kinesiology taping is to explain how taping can provide incredible support and stabilization of ligaments and tendons while simultaneously stretching and flexing like a “second skin” to allow full range of motion. Taping can also activate or relax muscles, depending on its application. Katja Bredlau-Morich’s book focuses on how taping can be used as a part of any equine health care program. The brilliant photographs included in the book demonstrate how and where to apply the tape to achieve the best results.
Katja Bredlau-Morich’s extensive background in kinesiology taping make Kinesiology Taping for Horses a rich and comprehensive read. Not only is she an expert in the anatomy and biomechanics of horses, but she writes in way that anyone can easily understand how to adopt her taping techniques. Kinesiology Taping for Horses: The Complete Guide to Taping for Equine Health, Fitness, and Performance is a must-have for equestrians.
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