SIGNS OF BACK PAIN IN THE HORSE
I have been working with horses full time for over 10 years now, both as a Spinal Manipulation Therapist and now also as a Vet Physiotherapist dealing with injured horses going through rehabilitation. During this time I have seen a LOT of horses with back pain, it is the main problem that I deal with on a day to day basis in my work, whether it’s a couple of spinal joints that are sore, or the muscles have gone into spasm, or the other end of...
Here are my top tips to help encourage good posture in your horses, and they are small things that you can be doing on a daily basis. Little and often is better than once a week!
What do we mean by good posture?
Good posture in a horse is a strong toned core, which lifts the back. A strong and well muscled topline. A leg at each corner is a saying in the horse world, and good posture is also a leg at each corner of the horse, with the horse neither leaning over his forehand, or leaving...
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