I knew I'd forget something in my treatment for Dorica and it's this ... massage.
Now I have not studied equine massage but I am very interested in the Tellington Touch method and have attended 1 short workshop. Plus I have a friend who has shown me some other methods when I had Ringo.
I do believe in the positive results (mentally and physically) of massage so I do this frequently with the donks. My fantasy is living in a spa - lol!
Dorica LOVES having her butt rubbed - the others enjoy this too but she's a real sucker for it.
So when she wasn't feeling well, I threw myself into this with gusto! Since I was spending so much time with her anyway, I thought it might help her relax but what I discovered, is that it also stimulated peristalsis!
You know how your muscles tense when you're in pain? Massage helps big time!