OATS

TM

...Our trademarked approach is easy to remember.

OATS stands for Observation, Assessment, Therapy, and Support. The Feeling Your Oats approach includes careful evaluation beforehand, and thorough follow-up afterwards.
 

O - observation
A - assessment
T - therapy
S - support​

 

 

Observation includes watching the horse's behavior, noting the particulars of the gait and posture, conformation, and collecting information on all aspects of the horse's life and care (veterinary care, nutrition, hoof care, exercise, training, etc.).
 
Assessment is a hands-on examination of the horse, from nose to tail, noting hot spots, pressure points, existing injuries, joint range of motion (ROM) and reaction to touch. In some cases, consultation with the horse's veterinarian may be necessary before proceeding.
 
Therapy is also hands-on, and can include massage, stretching, hydrotherapy, heat therapy, cold laser, infrared light therapy, and close interaction with your horse, usually for about an hour. You may see results after one session. However, we usually recommend multiple sessions at regular intervals for optimum results. We will recommend a schedule of therapy based on your horse's needs and your desired outcome.
 
Support is the most important part of our process. It includes recommended homecare between therapy sessions. We work with owners to develop a controlled exercise program, and we consult with critical members of the horse's care team (your vet, trainer, equine dentist, farrier, groom, etc.). If you are unable to commit to the recommended homecare for your horse, we can arrange to supervise the horse's care.
 

 

We believe a Registered Equine Massage Therapist (REMT) should be part of the regular care team for every healthy horse. Contact us today to find out more about what we can do for you and your horse.

© Diane Hash, REMT dba Feeling Your Oats Equine Massage. Feeling Your Oats is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Photography by Kathryn Hollinrake, Hollinrake.com. Some animals and locations courtesy Willow Lane Ranch, Granum AB. Trained professional. Do not attempt what you see here. Working with a free horse in a stall is not recommended and could lead to serious injury. In all cases, a handler was present and standing by.​

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