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Tongue Release for TMJ

Health/Stable Management • 5m 58s

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  • Tongue Release for TMJ

    TMJ tension is common in horses. Jims answer for that is to do a tongue release. He explains and demonstrates how to do this and recommends doing it on both sides. This will help release the TMJ, hyoid and poll. You can do this prior to bridling the horse.

  • Lateral Flexion

    Jim moves between lateral flexion and lifting the horses head to release more tension in the poll, which, for this horse, is worse on the right side. He watches the horses reactions to notice when its getting to be uncomfortable. He also talks about what causes tension in the poll.

  • Lateral Flexion of the Neck

    Jim shows how to do small movements in the neck. Its the relaxation, not the range of motion, that releases the tension, so you dont need a large range of motion. Its important not to rush because you can miss what the horse is telling you.