Horses are athletes and their bodies experience the rigours of exercise whilst dealing with the demands of carrying a rider.
Horses frequently encounter back and neck problems and may adapt their gait to deal with pain, lameness or weakness.
Your horse could benefit from physiotherapy if they:
Are returning to work or increasing their workload -
Have difficulty picking up a certain canter lead -
Have behavioural changes such as bucking, rearing or napping -
Are lame -
Have been injured -
Suffer from arthritis -
Lack core stability -Require support to maintain performance -
Incorporating physiotherapy into your horse's care and maintenance routine can help detect problems early, prevent injury, maintain correct gait patterns and help to prolong their ridden career.