A 9 year old miniature warmblood mare. She had quite a traumatic start in life having undergone surgery twice to remove a cyst from her right upper nasal cavity; she developed pneumonia in between the two surgeries. She had also had a paddock accident, going through a fence, this affected her pelvis and restricted hind limb movement.
She had quite severe TMD, with minimal movement in her head and neck. Her nasal passage and airway were compromised (due to the surgery) which meant that she always made a noise even at rest. Her central nervous system was working overtime; any sharp sounds would send her heart racing and her focus would be off and panic would set in.
This mare has now had 12 CST sessions. After the first four which were done at regular intervals, her owner now has her checked over every 6 to 8 weeks. She has responded really well. She no longer gets startled by slight sounds; her whole body is more connected; she no longer makes a noise during respiration; her TMD has improved and although not quite 100% aligned yet, she is able to close her jaw and has improved flexion at the poll.