Thu, 12 May 2022, 09:20
Wed, 09 Feb 2022, 11:45
The use of manual therapies, such as massage, stretches, strengthening and core routines, alongside the application of biomechanics, exercise physiology and mobilisation techniques can help your horse return to full athletic function and performance. It can speed up the recovery, when compared to field or box rest alone, reduce the likelihood of the injury reoccurring, and has the potential to return your horse to a more stable and stronger physical position than before the injury/surgery.
Wed, 09 Feb 2022, 11:33
A horse with discomfort behind can give the appearance of being strung out behind, putting extra pressure on their lower back, hocks and stifles. There are many exercises, in hand or ridden, to help build the muscles of the hind quarters, some with fantastic results!
Wed, 09 Feb 2022, 11:28
If the sweat is very sticky it can mean there is a lot of protein being excreted, if it is thick and frothy then the horse could be loosing a lot of electrolytes during their session, if it smells tin-like it could mean an endocrine imbalance and if your horse sweats in one location more than other areas it could be unbalanced in its muscle exertion.
Wed, 09 Feb 2022, 11:21
The Serratus Ventralis muscle is an integral part of the equine thoracic sling. It is divided into two regions, cervical & thoracic. The primary role of serratus ventralis is supporting the torso, however it also raises the neck, raises the thorax and even aids with inspiration!