Our 19 year old mare, Buttercup, had over-extended herself running under saddle in March. She came up quite lame with swelling in her left foreleg. I decided to contact Margaret Henkels and have her perform massage therapy. When she came, Buttercup, who is aloof, was very receptive to her, putting her head against Margaret, which I knew was the mare’s way of saying “this is someone that can help me.”
Margaret performed her treatment, we gave Cup two days off, and when my daughter got on her, she walked off without any stiffness and was sound the rest of the week. Margaret did a follow-up treatment the next week and after two days off, Buttercup was free moving in her shoulder and has been sound throughout the show season. I'm glad I spent my money for Margaret’s therapy. It was much less than whatever a vet may have done and it has been long lasting and was totally natural.” Sheila K.
“How cool . . . Bob did flying lead changes on alternating strides. He’s never done that before. His trot is more extended and the canter felt grrreat. He went over jumps with joy. His dressage scores went up 5 points and he didn’t stall. I feel a difference - more willingness. He’s a happy horse."
Alice van Buren
"Margaret worked on Comet, a mare in training who has a history of hind leg injury and lameness, and was resistent to the bit. After just one session, Comet was much more supple, softer, and more flexible. She has continued to improve with every ride."
Ruth Bourgeois, Equine Spirit Sanctuary, Taos, NM