DO NOT tether 'LAP' during the IPT EMP session. This allows 'LAP' to have safe control over the IPT session by having the ability to move away from IPTouches that ‘she’ is unsure of. DO NOT work with 'LAP' in a small enclosed area such as their stall. They may step sideways, kick, swing their head or have facial expression that you cannot see. This is the time for the Large Animal to communicate its IPT needs through body language. Give this big animal room.
DO NOT allow 'LAP' to hurt the LAMCP. The LAMCP and handler are always tolerant and polite and gentle with 'LAP', BUT 'LAP' must also be guided that head butting, stepping on and nipping is also not allowed.
DO NOT share treats with 'LAP' unless cleared by the handler. The Large Animal’s digestive system is sensitive and nutritional management is handled according to seasonal disciplines.
DO NOT treat with herbal or aromaIPTouch recipes. These are medical paths and veterinarian expertise. IPTouch 'Large Animal Power'
Talk the EAMPC Talk Athletic Specialty: Human-Equine relationship, awareness, bonding, emotional & physical health, age tolerance, confirmation tolerance, injury prevention, old discomforts… Mental Relaxation: Neurological effects & responses of SNS vs. PNS, Limbic system response for emotional behavior vs. logic and understanding, social tolerance, environment , physical abilities & human acceptance, anxiety from boredom, fear, handling and environmental changes, 'LAP' learning level abilities… Physical Relaxation: environment, trailer transport , coordination and proprioceptive balance, workload, endurance, equipment comfort, rider position and size, warm up… Muscular Effects: The first indicator of SNS vs. PNS skin tension… Shorten recovery: Time per individual Large Animal varies, athletic training, endurance activities… Prevention goals: Muscular ‘stiffness’ creates discomfort due to lack of oxygenated blood flow … Conformation Awareness: Gait problems for balance and proprioception awareness, prevent and decrease discomfort leading to lameness, early discovery of trouble spots requiring medical attention Positional Elongation (PE): Improve joint health mobility and movement, improve joint proprioception and coordination, prevent new injuries, PNS old injuries, increase muscular endurance, balanced efficiency during movement…
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Introduce yourself, talk, smell and SEE each other. You and the human handler’s conversational is NOT your first priority during direct IPT ‘LAP’ time. Breathe together for a moment. (BREEZING) Ask others to stay out of 'LAP'’s IPTouch "Space of Comfort”…noise, movements, human talking ect. I myself allow other animals to be with us…Dog and Large Animal have strong friendship bonds with each other…. But this is all up to your Equine client. Touch EVERYWHERE. Observe facial reactions, eyes movement, skin flinches, leg positions, and handler - Large Animal conversation….YOU WILL BE OVERLOADED…. TAKE PICTURES, write down your observations and experiences. This counts as your first ‘LAP’ Archive. Take different angles…front, side, behind… Flight Remover with Phantom Hoof the groin area, under the tail, around the mouth, over the ears, EVERYWHERE WITH EQUINE PERMISSION. What happens? BE SAFE!!! BE CAREFUL!!!!!! Only IPT what 'LAP' gives you safe IPTouch permission. Visit THIS Large Animal 3 - 5 times within a 2 week period. Observe changes of permission, skin tension, standing changes AND amazing “animal communication!” Begin to observe turnout rolling changes before and after IPT, head bobbing and tail position during walking as well as hoof placement… Just be with this Large Animal and let this Large Animal be with you! Don’t become toooo clinical and therapist like. This is NOT YOUR journey. This is 'LAP'’s journey. You want to be invited. Now go home and look at your client pictures. Notice posture, head, ear, tail positions…. Yes you will feel overloaded and although some information is repeated, you may still feel confused. This will pass and your Equine Journey will be AMAZING!
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Tactile Anatomy Most animals love touch. In their own family groups, touch is used for communication and care. Mouth Tension: relaxation and emotional stress response. Ear Tension: communication ability, head and neck comfort. Abdominal Skin: temperature, health. Abdomen Tension: health, back comfort and support. Skin Flinching: tension, stress, muscular, imbalances... Passive IPTouch Movement occurs without the animal's active physical help. This is the most relaxed form of IPTouch. Tension Patterns will diminish both physically and emotionally. Lips: touch tolerance to mouth. Ears: head-neck muscle rocking. Nostrils: facial muscle. Positional Elongation. Legs (all joints): understanding of position, balance. Mane: tolerates side changes. Tail: positional elongation. Active Equine Body Observe turnout rolling before and after IPT sessions. ALL animals should be able to self stretch and self adjust.
Space Tolerance Is a natural safety reaction. Tolerances differ within the same species, toward different species, different sexes, noise changes, distractions, reaction to IPTouch movements. Does this Large Animal have a hearing disability? Social Reactions Body language is a conversational component in the animal world. Stomping or lifting extremities, nipping, mouthing, head tossing or turning, body swinging away or towards the EMP, whites of eyes showing or eyes half closed, ears back or forward or moving independently, tail swishing or tucked... Considerations Hearing, visual, memory, physical dis-ease, weather… IPTouch 'Large Animal Power'
Closed Instincts: Cannot Be Changed? Mating: Stress can greatly change mating habits. Pandas in captivity are difficult breeders. Breed-Genetics: Manipulation from an outside source (humans) can lead to physical and emotional animal health problems. Humans have manipulated Horse sizes, shapes, temperaments and even health issues… Sex: Rescue breeding is a strong concern of zoos and animal wildlife facilities. But “fixing” the birth rate in some animals is also a means of rescue, as in Equine… Age: Animals in rescue facilities and wildlife reserves are living longer lives. This is a form of human manipulation but assists the species with survival. Oddly, bird life spans tend to decrease when they live in captivity. Imprinting Instincts (Open) Some animals will form a special attachment to an individual of another species if they see them a short time after birth
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Instincts Open Instincts: Can They Change? Indigenous: Animals that need their natural home changed to another location for survival. Polar Bear, Wolf, and Bird of Prey are sometimes relocated to protect the species. Experience: Memory patterns in animals exist for survival, love and learning, just as in humans. Nest and Dam Building: Animals always remember predisposed survival patterns, although non-native settings such as zoos may change these activities. Surrounding Stimuli: Anxiety and stress will lead to neurological manifestations, agitation, changes in mating and eating habits, along with other dis-eases. This is why zoos are now more concerned with educational living areas than with animal entertainment. Bonding Time: “Domestication” creates animals that depend on humans for our company and touch just as much as for nutrition and health issues. Classical music played to cows increases their milk.
Animal Care & Safety: Adopting new family members (no matter what species) without a wellness plan leads to animalhuman relationship problems. Communication: Animals and humans must share a common language of some sort for safe, peaceful communication. Nutrition: Consult a veterinarian before changing animal diets, as there may be other heath issues to consider. Physical Discomforts: Personalities, eating habits, and the ability to cooperate may change when animals don’t feel well. They have good and bad days, too. Too Many: Having too many animals may lead to fights over hierarchy and lead to health issues that humans may not be able to afford. Lifespan: Allow reality to be your guide, always striving for quality and not quantity. Death and dying counseling groups for pet owners are available.
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