Mary Betancourt Appearing at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center

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Equine bodyworks specialist bringing relief to show horses at the Home of the Winter Equestrian Festival throughout the January – April show season.

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I’m so excited to join the equine community at WEF and encourage all riders and owners to explore the health benefits that equine bodywork can offer their performers.

While visitors are enjoying the largest and longest-running circuit in equine sport, horses and riders are competing hard for numerous trophies, prizes and bragging rights in show jumping and dressage at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida which runs from January 13 to April 3, 2016.

With so many horses working hard and playing hard, owners and riders are eager to keep their equestrian showstoppers at peak performance. But just like any other sport, players are prone to injuries.

From minor bumps and bruises to torn tendons and damaged joints, the demands of eventing, dressage and hunter/jumper competition increase the risk of suspensory ligament injuries, deep digital flexor tendon tears, sore muscles and more.

Mary Betancourt, President of Equine Bodyworks Pro, will be appearing at WEF to raise awareness about equine bodywork and offer her expertise to riders and owners who want to prevent sports-related injuries in their equine performers.

“Equine sports massage therapy is a collection of hands-on massage techniques that are applied therapeutically to increase circulation, relieve tension, enhance muscle tone, increase range of motion and relax muscle spasms,” explains Betancourt. “This non-invasive technique was originally designed for human athletes, but has been modified for equine athletes.

“ESM can also reduce the time required for injury recovery as well as increase injury prevention by focusing on the primary causes of muscular injury. Bodywork offers the best physical treatments for horses to achieve and maintain their optimal performance level.

“I’m so excited to join the equine community at WEF and encourage all riders and owners to explore the health benefits that equine bodywork can offer their performers.”

For more information regarding equine bodyworks or Mary Betancourt’s appearances at The Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, please call 305-401-6933 or email mary(at)equinebodyworkspro(dot)com.

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