“Gravity is the therapist.” – Ida Rolf
Working with humans using the Rolf Method of Structural Integration since 1995, I began working with horses to understand ‘Instinct’- information outside of words or linear dynamics.
Humans seem to be losing this wisdom, in themselves… and also in treating other creatures and the world around them mechanistically.
“Dance with the horse like dancing with someone you love- there’s just you and he in the whole world.” –Buck Brannaman
If a horse can’t give you the lead you ask for, the collection, the reach or lightness, it isn’t being stubborn. There is a good reason…
Equine Structural Integration works deeply, freeing each layer of fascia surrounding muscles, nerves, bones, tendons and organs, then organizing it within Gravity.
Fascia, is a ‘net’ holding everything together as a unit- a web, beautifully strong and supple at the same time.
When it’s freed and realigned, a fluidity of movement returns that is the animal’s birthright.
Strains, injuries, muscle tension or scar tissue cause this ‘web’ of fascia to shorten from front to hind, and layers adhere making it harder for your horse to move with ease.
Over time, these patterns and compensations will form restricted movement and create pain. As muscles tighten, they also shorten and rotate to keep the eyes level with the horizon… it become a complicated.
With ESI, fascial these layers are separated, then aligned in Gravity-
where an experience of increased energy and ease returns.
Assessing your horse’s gait, alignment, conformation, structure, and Sharron then works progressively from the superficial to deep layers of fascia, separating and reorganizing it as a whole within gravity,
“Then I watch… how do rider and horse sense… and move with each other in their ‘dance’? ”
Certified in the Rolf Method of Structural Integration since 1995, Sharron studied at The Guild for Structural Integration with two of Ida Rolf’s students and her original concepts. She began offering her Equine clients the benefits of this work in 2007, after training with Advanced Rolfer, Jim Pascucci in Colorado.
Attending Buck Brannaman’s clinics, she continues to learn about the subtle dynamics between rider and horse.