The contents of this book are essential knowledge for anyone wanting a better understanding of the five element theory as applied to horses. The meridians and acupressure points are clearly explained for the lay person as well as those with more understanding. The book gives details of specific points to work for certain conditions as well as how to assess a horse's overall condition. Some of the things revealed may come as a surprise. If a horse wears shoes for example it is often found that they have cold legs from the hock/knee down. Short of removing the shoes, points to work to help restore chi flow are given and really do work. I would recommend that anyone who has their horses natural welfare in mind reads and rereads this book many times.