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RE: Re: Sore Back
Michel Kaplan can be reached through Renaissance Farms on Milk Barn Road in
From: Bette Lamore [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001 11:28 AM
To: Kathy Mayeda
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Subject: RC: Re: Sore Back
Hoping someone on line could tell me! He used to be out of Petaluma CA
and then he went to the Olympics and met a French amour and was over
there for a while. Last I heard he was back in the states but I have no
idea where. I know he said he worked with Linda Tellington-Jones;
perhaps Bobby knows?
At one Olympic event, he was working with 5 different countries! Don't
know how he kept from having a conflict of interest, specially since one
of them was the French team :-) I know he has some practitioners around
santa Ynez (I only work on my own horses). Perhaps someone down there
knows one of them-- Sylvia??
> Kathy Mayeda wrote:
> Bette – please tell us how to get hold of Michel Kaplan clinic
> Yes, you are right about the desensitization.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bette Lamore [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001 8:20 AM
> To: Kathy Mayeda
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: RC: Re: Sore Back
> Hi Kathy
> The problem with the method of running your fingers down
> their backs to
> test for pain is this: if the horse has been in pain for
> some period of
> time, he will frequently "block" the pain--- meaning he has
> no feeling
> to the touch yet is still has a back problem. There are
> pressure points
> by the hip which the Chinese call "The Gates of Heaven"
> which will
> unblock the nervous system of the horse and then you can
> test for
> soreness. Michel Kaplan (used by many different Olympic
> teams) teaches a
> course on his neurokinesiology, which I took. It has saved
> my horses
> from much unnecessary pain. If he offers a clinic in your
> area, I'd go.
> His techniques have a lot in common with the TTouch method
> which, if I
> remember, you are very familiar with. Both are incredibly
> > Kathy Mayeda wrote:
> > There’s an excellent book out called “Understanding the
> Horses Back”
> > by Sarah Wyche. It lists a whole checklist of things to go
> through in
> > trouble shooting back problems. Believe me, I know about
> what you’re
> > going through – 6 saddles later I licked the major issue
> by getting a
> > ReactorPanel saddle, but all the other things need to be
> addressed as
> > well – like good dentistry, shoeing and proper
> > Len Brown of Orthoflex has a video out on palpating the
> horses back.
> > It’s a little homegrown type of video, but it shows step
> by step how
> > to pinpoint back soreness.
> > If you run your fingers with medium pressure on either
> side of the
> > spine and your horse dips his back dramatically at any
> specific point
> > – yes there is soreness. If you continue to palpate,
> sometimes he’ll
> > get a little desensitized and not dip his back at the
> > Good luck!
> > K.
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> Bette Lamore
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