About

My life is devoted to horses. I grew up on Winters Run Farm in Harford County, Maryland.   My mother, Sylvia Hechter, and I trained and rehabbed “problem horses.” As part of the training, we started 50 – 70 yearlings and two-year-olds each year. We also fox chased and showed hunter/jumpers some went on to participate…

Services

Bodywork According to the Holistic Horse website, Bodywork is “a general term for therapeutic methods that center on the body for the promotion of physical health and emotional and spiritual well-being, including massage, various systems of touch and manipulation, relaxation techniques and practices designed to affect the body’s energy flow.” While that’s a mouthful, it…

Fees

Hechter Equine Bodyworks Fee Schedule Initial Equine Session $150 Individual Equine Session   $65 Craniosacral Therapy Session $95 Fascia and Myofascia Release Session $130 Initial Canine Session $85 Individual Canine Session $50 Custom Essential Oil Blend $20 Custom Flower Essence Blend $20 ϖ Local bank checks and cash accepted at or before scheduled appointment ϖ…

Benefits

I can assist your horse in becoming more comfortable now and for as long as possible. This is about giving your horse the best quality of life, regardless of where he is in his career and his lifespan. And, we all know this: a happy horse is an incredible joy to be around, to ride,…

FAQs

Q: How does this work? A: According to Jim Masterson, the tendency of horses to mask and compensate for pain is a holdover from wild horse herds. Those that demonstrate physical weakness will be cut out of the herd, and will quickly fall prey to their natural predators. They quickly learn to hide pain, and…

Testimonials

The impact of the work that Trish does with horses has proven to not only improve the health and wellbeing of my horses; it has helped to expose underlying issues that would not otherwise be evident. The evidence was clear when I was given an upper level Lusitano that was completely shut down. He suffered…

Baron Slew

I am very grateful to have had such a generous and giving little horse.  I thank Graham Motion and Sue Kenny of Herringswell Stables at the Fair Hill Training Center. Unfortunately this post is an eulogy for my Brown Bare, Baron Slew.  We had to say “Good-bye” to him Monday 12 November 2018.  The day…

Ballast

Three of my personal horses are Thoroughbreds retired from racing, OTTB’s.  The horse pictured above is Ballast.  He spent about 8 years racing in 57 races; he is what is referred to as a War Horse.  One of his good fortunes was he ran on the turf.  Another is he began his racing career with…

Canine Body Work

I am thrilled to announce Hechter Equine Bodyworks is now offering bodywork for canines! My experience has shown”(wo)man’s best friend”, as well as humans, respond to different modalities of healing at different times. It is beneficial to have the ability to facilitate the healing of an issue in multiple ways, often during the same session….

Frustration

Frustration comes at many times in many shapes and forms.  It is said frustration is a form of anger, I can easily believe this. For me, frustration comes from not starting at the beginning and not understanding why  the result is not positive and often makes seemingly unrelated tasks have negative outcomes. Horses are very forgiving….

My Truth

There are two results I desire to achieve with this Blog. The first, is to build my business with those wanting to improve animals’ lives.  I possess a passionate eagerness to help animals heal themselves.  For me to accomplish this task, others have to know I exist and to trust my actions and thoughts. The…