Acupressure For Keeping Your Horse Fit


Help your horse stay fit year-round. In the winter we all slow down and move less, and this can lead to loss of muscle tone and flexibility. When spring arrives our horses want to frolic and get moving again. However, their bodies may not be ready for increased activity, which can lead to early season […]

Canine And Human Help for Stiff Limbs

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Ever awaken and realize you’re a bit stiff? You try to stretch your legs and they send you a pain message. Then you stretch your arms out and you feel as if rubber bands are holding you back. Dogs can feel the very same way. As cave animals originally, dogs are programmed to stretch their […]

Excerpt from the new Acu-Horse: A Guide to Equine Acupressure


The new ACU-Horse: A Guide to Equine Acupressure by Nancy Zidonis & Amy Snow, founders of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute, is filled with how-to narrative, charts, and photographs and serves as the Tallgrass’ text book for all of the Institute’s equine acupressure courses. Chapter Nine: Assessing Your Horse Horses can be tricksters. Hardwired not to exhibit any weakness, […]

Trip To The Vet: Calming Cats With Acupressure

Cat Calming Acupressure Points

Cats are, by their very nature, territorial and the thoroughly appreciate routine. Taking them away from their home and disrupting daily activities is usually stressful for our beloved felines. Their first reaction is to comment on your audacity with a deep guttural utterance – “how could you so unceremoniously remove me from my territory!” For […]

Acupressure Points For Canine Osteoarthritis


Older dogs are prone to developing arthritis. However, even young dogs can develop arthritis due to trauma to the joint, hereditary malformations, breeding issues, unstable joints, poor diet, and infection. Early detection is key to slowing the degenerative process and managing the dog’s level of pain. Indicators of canine arthritis include: Reluctance to play, walk, […]

Excerpt from ACU-HORSE: A Guide to Equine Acupressure

Horse and friend

INTRODUCTION – ANCIENT HEALING AND EQUINE HEALTH Since the beginning of human history, the horse has been our constant companion in farming, war, travel, and sport. These powerful animals have played an important role in human survival worldwide. Because of the horse’s athleticism, intelligence, and adaptability, humans have forged a bond between our two species […]

Acupressure for Canine Skin Allergies


Allergens Not only do too many dogs have allergy issues, there are so many different types of allergies to offending environmental substances, called allergens. Though dogs exhibit allergic reactions in a variety of ways, there are only five types of allergies: contact, flea, food, bacterial, and inhalant. The most common allergen type is inhalant, or […]

Featured School: Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute


Today’s guest post comes to us from Amy Snow, founder (along with Nancy Zidonis) of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute and co-author of Equine Acupressure: A Working Manual, The Well-Connected Dog: A Guide to Canine Acupressure, Acu-Dog – A Guide To Canine Acupressure,  ACU-Horse: A Guide to Equine Acupressure, and Acu-Cat: A Guide to Feline Acupressure. They have […]