Jackie Iddings is a lifelong horsewoman with more than 50 years experience handling, riding, and showing horses in a variety of disciplines. In 2000, Jackie began transitioning from Silicon Valley consulting to her current work as an Advanced Myofascial Release Therapist. She has applied her lifetime of riding and understanding horses to developing and refining programs that help horse and rider deepen their relationship. Today, she writes about a variety of topics and helps people, horses, and other animals in their recovery from pain, stiffness, injuries, and trauma. Currently, she is writing "Buffalo's Left Eye," a book about her spiritual journey and how connecting with her Native American heritage launched that journey.
Equine facilitated therapy is like holding a mirror up and asking, “What do you see?” Through the thoughts and feelings reflected from their experiences with the horses, Gina Sears, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, gets her clients to focus in the moment and build those reflected experiences into a life strategy. Jackie Iddings introduces us to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
Picture this: every fiber of muscle is coated with fascia. For the muscle to work properly the fascial planes need to be able to slide over one another. A ‘restriction’ causes the fascia to lose its ability to glide and it sticks, preventing the muscle from working properly. Jackie Iddings helps us understand facia’s role in the anxious horse.